ADV M G KHOZA SC

ADV MG KHOZA SC
ADV MG KHOZA SCSENIOR COUNSEL

Advocate of the high court (also practicing in the constitutional courts of South Africa), admitted 14 September 1982.

Academic Qualifications

  • Proc University of the North (1979)
  • LLB – Witwatersrand (1981)
  • Certificate in Trial Advocacy – National Institute of Trial Advocates (University of North Carolina) (1986)
  • Certificate in Basic Human Rights – Centre for the study of human rights – Columbia University (1989)

Background

Adv Khoza SC graduated with a B. Proc from the University of the North in 1979, a LLB from Witwatersrand in 1981, a Certificate in Trial Advocacy from The National Institute of Trial Advocates (University of North Carolina) in 1986 and a Certificate in Basic Human Rights from The Centre For The Study of Human Rights – Columbia University in 1989.

He was admitted as an advocate 14 September 1982; is an Executive member of Advocates for Transformation, Johannesburg region and is a shareholder of the company owning the building in which Pitje Chambers is housed.

Fields of Expertise

  • Commercial Law
  • Labour Law
  • Constitutional Litigation

Recent Practice History

Adv Khoza SC is an advocate of the High Court and is also practicing in the Constitutional and Labour Courts of South Africa. He appeared in a number of reported cases in the High Court, Labour Court, Supreme Court of Appeals and the Constitutional Court.

In April 2004 he was recommended to the President of the Republic of South Africa for conferment of silk status by the Johannesburg Bar Council and has also acted as a Judge of both the High and Labour Courts.

Previous Experience

  • 1980 – Fellow of the Legal Resource Centre. Justice Arthur Chaskalson was director of the Centre.
  • 1981-1984 – Research Officer – Centre for Applied Legal Studies (Wits University) under the directorship of Professor John Dugard and Halton Cheadle. The latter was a founder member of Cheadle, Thompson and Haysom law firm.
  • 1985 – Together with the late Godfrey Pitje, the doyen of Black Lawyers in South Africa, helped to establish the Black Lawyers Legal Education Centre. The centre ran continuing legal education courses for black lawyers and found placement for candidate attorneys. It’s Program Director until 1986. Its Board of Trustees comprised, inter alia, Justices Moseneke and Skweyiya: and Judges Ngoepe (Judge President TPD), Mojapelo (Deputy Judge President WLD), Maluleke (Judge TPD) and Moloto (Judge Land Claims Court).
    Instrumental in the establishment of the First Trial Advocacy Programme in South Africa which is still being run by the Centre in conjunction with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy of the United States of America.
  • 1987 – I joined the Johannesburg Society of Advocates as a practising advocate.
  • 2004 – Conferred Senior Counsel Status (Silk) by the President Thabo Mbeki, President of the Republic of South Africa.

Practice

Specializes mainly in Commercial, Labour and Constitutional Law litigation.

Has appeared in a number of high profile reported cases in the High Court, Labour Court, Supreme Court of Appeals and the Constitutional Court. Recommended in April 2004, by the Johannesburg Bar Council to the President of the RSA for conferment of silk status.

Has served as a member of the Johannesburg Bar Council since 2004 to date and currently is its Vice-Chairperson.
Has also acted as a Judge of the South Gauteng High Court and also of the North West High Court.

Contact Details

(t)     +2711 223 8000

(t)     +2711 223 8032

(f)     +2711 223 8189

(m)   +2783 279 3546

(e)     khozam@law.co.za