Kitso Tlhabanelo is a Senior Associate in our Competition practice. She has acted for various firms in obtaining merger approvals in South Africa and other African jurisdictions such as Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, eSwatini and the Competition Commission for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). Kitso's experience in competition and consumer law advisory spans a wide range of sectors such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Grocery Wholesale and Retail, Travel and Tourism, Broadcasting, Advanced OEM Solutions, Energy, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Security, Banking and Financial Services, Education, Healthcare and various subsets of Manufacturing.
Notable transactions that Kitso has been involved in include Legae Securities' acquisition of the businesses of Peregrine Securities, the Public Investment Corporation's acquisition of control over LA Crushers (Pty) Ltd, Robertsons Holdings (Pty) Ltd's (a Remgro owned entity) acquisition of Unilever's spreads business, PAPE Fund's acquisition of Angelo Kater Motor Trimmers (Pty) Ltd and Nedbank Limited's acquisition of General Profiling (Pty) Ltd. Kitso has also been involved in multiple transactions involving the Coca-Cola Company's acquisitions of various bottlers in the COMESA region.
Kitso joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2013. She was promoted to Associate in 2015 and was promoted to Senoir Associate in 2018.