Our Team

History of Moeti Kanyane Attorneys

Moeti Kanyane firm was established in 2018 by its namesake, Mr. Moeti Kanyane, a leading Gauteng attorney and notary public with 17 years’ high-level experience, specialising in public law and commercial litigation.

From the firms inception we have prided ourselves in being a niche Black-owned law firm that focusses on public law advisory, policy and legislative drafting, public law litigation, forensic investigations and commercial litigation.

Moeti Kanyane, Director

A graduate of the University of the North (Turfloop), Moeti cut his teeth in personal injury litigation and has practiced for 17 years at a leading Pretoria commercial law firm in various capacities since 2001. Admitted as an attorney and notary public in 2003, he went on to practice mainly in the fields of public law (advisory, legislative drafting and litigation) and commercial litigation. 

Moeti conducts a multi-disciplinary practice straddling commercial litigation and all aspects of public law (and most things in between) and has a particular interest in constitutional and administrative law.

Moeti is considered an industry expert in electoral law (having been lead attorney for the Electoral Commission in multiple cases involving the interpretation of electoral statutes) the area of regulatory compliance as it concerns regulated professions and regulated industries such as health care, the built environment, standards and compulsory specifications. In addition, public procurement is a particular area of strength for him and the focus of a lot of his time.

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Mashudu Rambau, Senior Associate

Mashudu is a graduate of the University of Pretoria and served articles at Gildenhuys Malatji Inc (where Moeti was a director at the time) between 2011 and 2013. After her admission as an attorney in 2013, she joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Public Law practice as an Associate (and later Senior Associate) working closely with Moeti. Mashudu’s primary focus is public law and commercial litigation. She conducts litigation mainly on behalf of state actors such as Chapter 9 institutions, government departments, municipalities and regulatory bodies with regard to such matters as reviews of high value public procurement decisions, disputes regarding the exercise of regulatory powers by regulatory bodies, arbitrations regarding commercial disputes and pension law litigation.

Mashudu has a particular aptitude for ensuring that litigation (which is often process driven and time bound) is conducted efficiently, timeously and cost-effectively, to the benefit of our valued clients.

Mashoto Phala, Candidate Attorney

Mashoto also counts the University of Pretoria as his alma mater and joined us in October 2018. He is receiving tutelage in our areas of expertise,  especially public law advisory and commercial litigation. He provides support to Moeti and Mashudu.

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Magobatho Chilwane, Practice Manager

Magobatho is the marshal of our administrative corps and is extensively experienced for this role. She commenced her professional career as a junior legal secretary in 1996, and rose within the ranks to become a personal assistant to a senior partner at a leading Pretoria law firm. She has also worked in administrative roles in the banking industry and for the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She has been Moeti’s practice manager in all but name since 2007.

As Practice Manager, she is responsible for the administrative part of the practice, from offi ce management, logistics, bookkeeping, records management, invoicing and collection of fees due.