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Phetheni Nkuna

Senior Associate

Phetheni Nkuna
English, Tsonga, Venda, Zulu, Swati, Sepedi, Afrikaans
Practice Group

Phetheni Nkuna focuses on employment law. She represents clients (both employers and employees) at the CCMA and at bargaining councils. 

Her experience ranges from restraints of trade, section 197 transfers, organisational rights and wage disputes, drafting and reviewing HR policies, initiating disciplinary enquiries, providing legal advice, drafting and reviewing employment contracts, and employment equity. 

She has serviced clients across the logistics, aviation, mining, conservation, medical, courier services, financial services and information technology sectors. In addition, she has also done work for special units of some government departments.


Representative experience

Assisting in urgent application for an interdict against an unprotected strike.

Participation in disciplinary inquiry of a municipal manager in which Hogan Lovells (South Africa) acted as initiator.

Assisting in reviewing disciplinary code and contracts of employment.

Involvement in various arbitration proceedings ranging from unfair dismissal disputes, organisational rights disputes, to unfair labour practice disputes wherein we acted for the employers.

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.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B., University of Limpopo, 2012

Court admissions

  • South Africa

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