Molatelo Makhura specialises in employment and labour law and has advised a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors. He 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.
Molatelo represents and advises businesses, trade unions, NGOs and various government agencies and departments, at both national and local level on various employment and labour-related issues. He also advises various clients on contractual and other civil related matters and litigates in the Magistrates’ Courts, Labour Courts and High Courts of South Africa.
His litigation work has included trade unions and employees on unfair dismissals, strikes, lock-outs, collective bargaining and unfair labour practices. He has assisted various public sectors in investigations relating to allegations of misconduct, drafting investigation reports, chairing disciplinary and grievance hearings, initiating disciplinary hearings and representing clients at various bargaining councils, the CCMA and the Labour Court. Molatelo served as an acting judge of the Labour Court from January 2022 to February 2022.
Molatelo holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Witwatersrand (2005) and has a certificate in Advanced Administrative Law from the Mandela Institute: Wits University (2018). He was admitted as an attorney in May 2008 and has practised as such for an uninterrupted period of more than 13 years since his admission.