Ngwako Raboshakga

Ngwako Raboshakga


Area of Expertise:

  • Constitutional, administrative and regulatory law
  • Environmental and mining law 
  • Local government law
  • Public procurement law
  • Government arrangements
  • Land reform law

Ngwako deepened his knowledge and understanding of public law and broader regulatory law during his full-time Master of Laws (LLM) at Wits University in 2009, where he focused on constitutional law, administrative law, business and human rights and energy law — which he completed with distinction. 

As a legal practitioner, Ngwako has cutting edge experience in constitutional, administrative and public procurement law, having been involved in complex advisory and transactional matters in one of the largest law firms on the African continent, ENSafrica in Sandton. He advised both business and government alike, on laws governing the interaction of business and government as well as many areas of regulatory law. 

Ngwako is a published academic and has been employed as a lecturer and researcher at three universities (Wits University, University of Johannesburg and now at North-West University). He has exceptional research and critical analysis skills.

Ngwako’s experience also includes: (a) having served as a law clerk to Justice Bess Nkabinde of the Constitutional Court of South Africa in 2007; (b) researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law, a Centre of the University of Johannesburg (SAIFAC); (c) sessional lecturer at Wits University teaching Constitutional Law: Structures of Government and Bill of Rights. A keen community development practitioner, Ngwako has also served as the Secretary-General of The Rural Development and Education Foundation (RDEF).

Ngwako Raboshakga ‘s impactful transactions

  • Advised one of the municipalities in Gauteng Province on the feasibility of a Public Private Partnership (“PPP”) for the upgrading of an existing and construction and operation of a new waste water treatment works.
  • Advised a South African university on the feasibility of a project to design, construct, finance and operate new student accommodation facilities.
  • Advised a bidder on regulatory issues (including constitutional law, public procurement law, energy law and administrative law) relating to peaking power generation procurement by the Department of Energy / Eskom.
  • Advised the Government of the RSA on the regulatory environment (including constitutional law, public procurement law, BBBEE Law, energy law and administrative law) for electricity generation projects.
  • Advised the Government of RSA on a model for the regulation of state owned enterprises, having regard to the requirements of the 2008 Companies Act.
  • Advised a chapter nine institution on issues relating to the annual Division of Revenue Act. Our findings were presented at the institution’s annual conference.
  • Advised a provincial government development corporation on powers and functions of provincial entities.
  • Advised various corporate clients in developing their information manuals in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000.
  • Advised a foreign education institution on accreditation requirements in South Africa.
  • Advised a provincial health department on a proposed PPP for nursing colleges (including advising on constitutional law, public procurement law, administrative law, property law, health law and law regulating higher education).
  • Advised a major corporate client on constitutional avenues for challenging Government policy and/or legislation regulating excise duties.
  • Advised a major banking institution on compliance of its BBBEE trusts with the changes to BBBEE in the banking sector.
  • Advisied a major corporate client on compliance of their trusts with BBBEE requirements set out in the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice and the Petroleum Products Act.
  • Advised a client on constitutional implications of an international treaty impacting the airline industry.
  • Advised the Government of RSA on the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement programme (for the establishment of new generation capacity from renewable energy sources), including regulatory review, procurement advice and bid evaluation.
  • Advised major public entities on dealing with the requests for reasons in terms of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 and requests for information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, pertaining to tender processes.
  • Advised a multinational corporation on the status and role of traditional leaders and authorities pertaining to governance in traditional communities.
  • Advised a major corporate client of the consequences for its privatisation by the Government.
  • Drafting tender documentation for a sporting federation organising a major sporting event in South Africa, and providing advice on its partnership with the Government of RSA.
  • Advised a multinational mining corporation on the requirements of the Voluntary Principles of Security and Human Rights.

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