Adv. Tefo Tlale

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Tefo Tlale is a lawyer with special interest in botho/ubuntu jurisprudence, human rights, restorative justice and equality. He is a proponent of African Renaissance in law. He has acquired vast and diverse legal experience over the past 8 years.

He began his legal career as a Candidate Attorney at Bowman Gilfillan attorneys, after which he served as Legal Officer and Acting Senior Legal Officer for the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). Thereafter commencing his practice as an Advocate of the High Court. He has experience in matters involving children's rights, refugee and immigration laws, municipal laws, constitutional and administrative law, labour law and civil and commercial litigation. He has appeared in various courts across South Africa including the Constitutional Court.

Tefo's experience also includes lecturing undergraduates and advocacy work with various law clinics such as the Sex Workers Clinic, Housing Clinic and Wits Law Clinic.

Areas of practice:

Refugee law

Human rights

Family law

Constitutional law

Labour law

Civil litigation

Commercial litigation

Mediation and arbitration


Panel Member: Nelson Mandela Children's Fund Youth Summit 10-12 July 2018, SA Parliament, Cape Town

Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans 2017

Gauteng Premier Young Achievers Award 2017-18

Avance Media Most Influential Young Africans 2018

Dean's List- School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand 2010

Law Students Council 2011-2012- School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand

Golden Key International Honor Society Member 2013

LLB- University of the Witwatersrand

LLM -Universit Paris II


Telephone: +27822846590

Cell: +27822846590



Advocate of the High Court of South Africa



Date of Admission



114 Dennis Road, Atholl, Sandton GP 2196, ZA