Jean Ewang

Jean Ewang


Email jean.ewang@​

Phone +27 11 523 6142

Fax +27 86 644 1760

LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans, Zulu

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Jean Ewang has advised state entities, multinational companies and employers on all aspects of employment law. This includes obtaining urgent court interdicts, representing employers at disciplinary hearings, conducting investigation proceedings, and advising on executive and senior management restructuring models.

She also has experience conducting due diligence projects and in project managing labour advice for international clients in multiple jurisdictions in Africa.

Jean has authored numerous articles for business publications and is quoted in the media and interviewed on radio and TV on current employment law issues.

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of the Witwatersrand


South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW)

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Advising state entity on the restructure of its executive and senior management operating model.

Obtaining a court application to challenge the ability of the board of a statutory institution to institute disciplinary action against the CEO without ministerial approval.

Obtaining an urgent interdict against university students engaged in unlawful protest action.

Representing employers in disciplinary inquiries at the CCMA, Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court and the Constitutional Court.

Advising multinational companies on the impact and effect of section 197 of the Labour Relations Act 1995.

Conducting an investigation into a grievance lodged against a senior manager at a government entity.

Providing advice in obtaining an interdict for the SA Post Office in declaring a three-month national strike as unlawful and ordering striking employees to work.

Assisting employers investigate a wide range of complaints lodged by employees/trade unions/third parties in relation to matters that arise in or affect the workplace.

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