Sechaba Mohapi
Sechaba Mohapi
Telephone: 011-290-4000
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Email: mohapi@counsel.co.za

Sechaba Mohapi

Sechaba was called to the Johannesburg Bar in December 2017. Immediately before commencing pupillage in January 2017, he was a Law Researcher at the Supreme Court of Appeal from 1 October 2014 until 25 January 2017.

He obtained his LL.B degree from the North West University and was awarded a distinction for his LL.B dissertation titled “Leave to Appeal and its impact on the Right to Appeal”. He subsequently contributed two articles to the South African Attorneys’ Journal, the De Rebus setting out an attorneys’ checklist for applications to appeal to the SCA.

After completing his LL.B studies, Sechaba worked for two months as a student intern at the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, the parastatal charged with implementing the bi-national Lesotho Highlands Water Project in Lesotho (which is an inter-basin water transfer scheme between RSA and Lesotho). There, Sechaba worked in the office of the Corporate Secretary under Legal Services within the Chief Executive’s office.

Sechaba was previously admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He cut his teeth in Magistrates Court litigation at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys where he served corporate and private clients. He subsequently became a Supreme Court of Appeal Practice Area Manager at that same firm from October 2011 until March 2014 during which time he specialized in correspondent work on appeals to Supreme Court of Appeal and the Free State High Court. Sechaba went on to join Poswa Inc. as a Civil and Commercial Litigation Associate serving public and private clients.

He is finalising his LL.M through dissertation (Environmental Law on shared watercourses) with the University of the Free State which he is expected to complete it in 2018.

Sechaba’s practice is mainly constituted of general commercial law and public law work. He has, nonetheless, made a conscious decision not to limit his practice and will only narrow-down his practice in his fifth year of practice at the Bar.

For leisure, Sechaba reads and collects legal (auto)biographies and is interested in judicial matters and he immerses himself in legal history.