After completing his articles at a small firm, Imraan joined the South African History Archive and was an attorney and researcher in the Freedom of Information Programme. Imraan spent two years at the South African History Archive and simultaneously completed his LLM degree in Constitutional and Human Rights Law. At the end of his stint at the South African History Archive, Imraan was fortunate to have been offered a clerkship with Justice Johan Froneman at the Constitutional Court, where he served Justice Froneman for a year before joining Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as an associate in the dispute resolution department.

Public Sector: Administrative, Regulatory Constitutional Law

  • Advising in relation to the PFMA, the MFMA and the associated regulatory frameworks (including procurement, delegations of authority and supply chain management issues)
  • Advising in relation to the Municipal Systems Act, the Municipal Structures Act, the Municipal Property Rates Act and the associated regulatory frameworks
  • Advising private entities on interactions and relations with government departments and public entities and operating within highly regulated industries (including advice on contractual interpretation)
  • Advising in relation to the PPPFA, the associated regulatory framework and the procurement of goods
    and services
  • Advising in relation to the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act and litigating on behalf of clients when necessary
  • Drafting submissions on proposed legislation
  • Drafting and reviewing public policies and local government by-laws
  • Applying for, and defending against applications for, access to information under the Promotion of Access to Information Act
    in addition to providing general advice on the Promotion of Access to Information Act and the Protection of Personal Information Act
  • Advising departments, municipalities and public entities on contractual relationships with service providers
  • Advising private entities on interactions and relations with government departments and public entities, and on
    operating within highly regulated industries (including advice on contractual interpretation)
  • Advising on the full suite of electoral laws which includes the Electoral Act, the Electoral Commission Act and the Regulations thereto

Notable Highlights

  • Litigating on behalf of Karima Brown, which resulted in electoral law being developed
  • Defending Cricket South Africa in two different challenges brought by Solidarity and the South African Cricketers Association respectively
  • Assisting with the litigious challenge to the unlawful disposal of South Africa's strategic fuel stock
  • Advising Sentech SOC Limited on several contractual dispute matters
  • Assisting Justice Froneman in his research and drafting of various Constitutional Court judgments within a wide discipline of law including tax, interpretation of legislation, procurement in the aviation space, mining law

Education

  • BA (Law and International Relations), University of Witwatersrand
  • LLB, University of Witwatersrand
  • LLM, (Constitutional and Human Rights Law),University of Johannesburg