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Chigo Mabila

Chigo Mabila

Chigo focuses on pro bono matters in South Africa. She has experience advising on various aspects of the law such as corporate mergers and acquisition transactions, commercial litigation, dispute resolution and legislative compliance.


  •  Acting for the Helen Suzman Foundation, on a pro bono basis, in a review application brought by it against the Minister of Home Affairs regarding the termination of the ZEPs.
  • Successfully representing, on a Pro Bono basis, a final year chemical engineering student from North West University who was academically excluded.*
  • Successfully assisting, on a Pro Bono basis, multiple South African citizens to get an identity documents for the first time.*
  • Representing, on a Pro Bono basis, an NPO in eviction proceedings against unlawful occupiers on its property.*
    Drafting legal opinions on force majeure for construction sector clients as a result of the inability to proceed with work on site due to the various COVID-19 lockdown Levels that affected the construction sector in 2020.*
  • Assisting in litigation proceedings to attach ROM Coal of a mining company in settlement of its debt due and owing to a client as per an order of the court.*
  • Drafting legal opinions on the principles of the law of contract in the context of construction contracts.*
  • Drafting board and shareholder resolutions to give effect to sale of shares transactions. Such transactions included the sale by a coal mining company of its shares to another coal mining company.*
  • Preparing the requite CIPC documentation to record resignations and appointments of directors following a sale of shares.*
  • Preparing a sale of business agreement for a PMG company to dispose of its business to a sister PMG company as part of implementing the former’s business rescue plan.*
  • Drafting shareholder agreements including one for a Zambian tile manufacturing company which has a South African and Zambian shareholder.*
  • Assisting in preparing a business rescue plan and implementing same for a client in the PMG sector.*
  • Assisting in defending litigation proceedings brought against the business rescue practitioner of the abovementioned entity by a minority shareholder.*
  • Providing advice on compliance with the PPPFA for entities doing business with SOEs as well as the  B-BBEE Act for various structures proposed by clients in the PMG sector in order to comply with the MPRDA prior to its invalidity declaration.*
  • Preparing general legal opinions on various sections of the Companies Act.*

*Denotes experience from previous firm

  • English
  • University of Pretoria, LLB (cum laude), 2019



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(Work, Johannesburg)
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