Mathethebala Mokele

Mathethebala Mokele

Senior Associate, Johannesburg

Email thethe.mokele@​

Phone +27 11 523 6139

Fax +27 86 675 0600

LanguagesEnglish, Sepedi

Practice groupLitigation

Focusing on commercial litigation, construction and engineering, Mathethebala Mokele advises employers, contractors, suppliers and professionals in the construction industry on various standard forms of contracts including FIDIC, NEC and JBCC.

She represents parties to construction contracts in dispute resolution procedures including litigation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration. Her experience includes contentious and non-contentious matters in various sectors, such as transport (road and railway), power and infrastructure.

Mathethebala was seconded to the construction and engineering team at our London office from September to November 2016.

Awards and recognitions


Recommended for Litigation
Who’s Who Legal

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of the Witwatersrand

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Acting for contractors defending a claim for poor workmanship for a portion of a major highway worth approximately ZAR300m. 

Acting for contractors in a dispute that proceeded to arbitration relating to the construction of two high-speed train stations.

Assisting the employer finalise certain particular conditions under the NEC3 form of contract in the power sector.

Assisting with instituting actions based on claims on outstanding payment certificates under various building agreements.

Involved in negotiating a FIDIC Silver Book contract for a multi-billion infrastructure project in the power sector on behalf of the employer.

Part of the team acting for the employer under the NEC3 standard form contract in the power sector for various compensation events claims by the contractor.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Unlawful administrative action

Hogan Lovells Publications

The new International Arbitration Bill

Hogan Lovells Publications

The new ICC Expedited Procedure Rules

Published Works

Proposed CIDB regulation amendments

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