Tapiwa has acted as a judge of the Labour Court of South Africa. She has presented and facilitated numerous seminars on labour-related topics. In 2018, Tapiwa received an award for South Africa Best Lawyers in the Employment Law category.
Tapiwa also has a special interest in public sector law, and specifically procurement law.
She was admitted as an attorney, notary public and a conveyancer in 2005. Before that, she received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) cum laude from the University of Fort Hare in 2001 and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Trade Law from the University of Stellenbosch in 2002.