Mbulelo  Mango

Mbulelo Mango

Associate

Mbulelo Mango is an Associate in our Employment Law practice, with a focus on labour law and procedure, including proceedings at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), Essential Services Committee (ESC) and the Labour Court. Mbulelo has experience with drafting pleadings, legal opinions and advising both local and international clients on a variety of Employment and Labour related issues.

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Mbulelo joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in July 2018 as a vacation student. He subsequently joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in January 2020 wherein he gained experience in our Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial and Employment Law practice areas. He was appointed as an Associate in our Employment Law practice in 2022, and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in the same year.

  • General labour law practice and procedure with respect to applications and referrals at the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Essential Commission Services and the Labour Court.

  • Drafting pleadings for matters before the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Essential Commission Services and the Labour Court.
  • Drafting opinions on various employment and labour law related issues.

Education

  • LLB, University of Stellenbosch
  • Year of Admission as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa: August 2022
Union Representation: It's my union and I'll cry if I want to
18 July 2022 Employment Law

Union Representation: It's my union and I'll cry if I want to

Unions have extensive rights under South African law. The rights of a union to bargain was however in 2020 curtailed by the Constitutional Court when the court found that a union was restricted to organising within the scope of its constitution. But can a union represent its members in litigation processes? This is where the members are employed in an industry which falls outside the scope of the unions constitution. The Labour Appeal Court has recently considered this question which is discussed in this podcast

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