Bheki joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in January 2015. He was appointed as an Associate in 2017 in our Employment practice. In 2020 Bheki was promoted to Senior Associate.

  • Research and draft opinions in all aspect of competition law and employment law.
  • Involved in the prosecution and opposition of urgent applications including strike interdicts, other forms of restraints and enforcements both in the High Court and Labour Court.
  • Involved in disciplinary actions and arbitrations.
  • Involved in Competition Law litigation in the Competition Tribunal and Competition Appeal Court
  • Involved in preparing and filing of small, intermediate and large mergers.
  • Conducting competition and market research in markets including insurance, motor vehicle, private healthcare, commercial and residential property and security companies for competition analysis.
  • Reviewing and opposing review applications at the Labour Court.
  • Referring and opposing referrals at the Labour Court.
  • Advise on and opposing section 197 applications.


  • LLB, Wits University
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council
Retrenchments during the national lockdown
21 May 2020 Employment Law

Retrenchments during the national lockdown

Bheki Nhlapho, Senior Associate in the Employment Practice joined Morning Live on SABC News to discuss retrenchments during the national lockdown. He explains the employees' rights and alternatives available to employers in order to avoid retrenchments.

Things to know about lying on your CV
18 September 2019 Employment Law

Things to know about lying on your CV

Bheki Nhlapo, Associate in the Employment practice joins the Business Unusual Show on Newzroom Afrika. He discusses the National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act, CV misrepresentation and its implications.

Banning of 100 people and more gatherings
20 March 2020 Employment Law

Banning of 100 people and more gatherings

Employment Senior Associate, Bheki Nhlapo, recently joined the Heart FM breakfast show to discuss and elaborate on the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding the banning of 100 people and more gatherings, especially in the workplace.

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