Thato Mahapa is an experienced lawyer who specializes in ICT law, Corporate and Contract Law as well as Organizational Integrity with an LLB from University of the Witwatersrand. He has gained valuable experience working at senior levels in both the private and public sectors. He spent over 8 years focusing on the ICT sector with roles at the national regulator, ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa), On Digital Media (TopTV) and Smile Communications. He focused on Licensing and Compliance, Regulatory Drafting and Legislative Reviews as well as Executive Stakeholder management, amongst the many roles. His various roles covered South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and Regional bodies representing either the company or the Republic at Regional and International level.
During his tenure at TopTV, he served on the industry self-regulatory body, the National Association of Broadcasters (the NAB), ultimately joining and serving on its executive committee. He was also appointed by the President of the Republic to become a board member of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (the MDDA). He also sat on the board of the South African Communications Forum (the SACF) from May 2014- April 2015.
After a successful corporate career, Mr Mahapa joined Ncube INC in October 2015 as a candidate attorney and was admitted in June 2018. Following his admission, he remained an associate of Ncube INC attorneys and resumed his relationship with PYGMA Consulting and continued with the activities of TKM Advisory Service until establishing TM Mahapa INC in June 2019.
Our portfolio of offerings consists of wide spectrum of legal services which cover the following areas broadly:
ENTERTAINMENT AND ICT LAW
Regulatory Compliance Services
Compliance Assessments and Reporting
Policy Analysis and Advice
Development or Review of internal Compliance Frameworks
Divorce actions – opposed and unopposed (including settlement agreements)
Maintenance and Child Access matters
CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW
Trust and Estate Planning Services
EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR LAW
Arbitration and mediations
CCMA arbitrations and mediations
Employment equity and discrimination
Training and facilitation
RESOURCE EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The Firm is currently sourcing the right blend of resources aligned with the firm’s ethos to improve its capacity without compromising its identity. Announcements will be made in the near future.
TM Mahapa Incorporated Attorneys ("TM Mahapa Inc.") is a specialist law firm established by Thato Mahapa in 2019 as the founding director. At its infancy, the firm already boasts a number of individual and corporate clients across diverse areas of law including Entertainment, Telecommunication, Renewable Energy, Corporate, Procurement, and Family Law, amongst others.
The firm prides itself on service excellence and a personalized approach to engagements with all our clients. This is guided and influenced by Mr Mahapa’s experience in the corporate world and in practice, servicing all types of clients from the high net-worth individuals, government and corporate executive and the ordinary citizen looking to find peace of mind. This is an ethos which we intend to keep central to our approach to customer service even as we grow.
The firm’s current clientele ranges from individuals to corporates and the work entails the provision of opinions, advise and representation on a number of fora. The preferred areas of service include Entertainment & ICT Law; Family Law; Commercial and Corporate law; Labour relations and Employment law; Regulatory and Compliance laws with a bias towards Information and Communication Technology Law as well as Policy Reviews and Legislative drafting.
Address: c/o Work Central
First Floor, Bel Air Shopping Centre
Bellairs Dr (cnr Malibongwe Dr)
Postal Address: Postnet Suite 12
Private Bag X2