Molatelo Makhura is a director in the labour and employment law department of the firm. He served as an acting judge of the Labour Court of South Africa in January / February 2022 and again in June / July 2022. He is also a member of the Independent Exemptions Body for the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry.
Molatelo advises and litigates widely on issues involving collective bargaining and organisational rights, industrial action, restructuring and retrenchments, dismissals and general terms and conditions of employment. He represents and advises businesses, labour, the NGO sector, various government agencies and departments at both national and local levels on various employment and labour-related issues. Molatelo also advises on contractual and other civil related matters and litigates in the Magistrates’ Courts and High Courts of South Africa. He has a right of appearance in the High Court.
His litigation work on behalf of trade unions and employees includes unfair dismissals, strikes, lock-outs, collective bargaining and unfair labour practices. His work on behalf of various public sector clients includes investigations relating to allegations of misconduct, drafting investigation reports, chairing disciplinary and grievance hearings, initiating disciplinary hearings, appearing at various bargaining councils and the CCMA in arbitration on these issues. Molatelo also appears regularly in the Labour Courts.
Molatelo holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Witwatersrand (2005) and has a certificate in Advanced Administrative Law from Mandela Institute, Wits University (2018).