Kuda joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2017 during which time she gained experience in our Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Commercial, and Finance & Banking practice areas. She was appointed an Associate in our Finance & Banking practice in 2019.

Experience

Kuda's experience includes:

  • Assisted in advising Mediclinic's Southern Africa division in relation to a refinance transaction in terms of which Mediclinic secured a R8.45 billion sustainability linked loan.
  • Assisted in advising RH Managers Proprietary Limited in relation to the approximately R80.9 million acquisition of equity and provision of shareholder funding in Benchmark Group Proprietary Limited.
  • Assisted in advising Busamed Proprietary Limited in relation to the debt restructuring and term loan facility provided by The Standard Bank of South Africa and Futuregrowth Asset Management Proprietary Limited in the aggregate amount of approximately R677 million.
  • Assisted in advising Royal Buffalo Medical Group Proprietary Limited and its affiliates in relation to the approximately R340 million project funding provided by the Development Bank of Southern Africa of the 150 bed Royal Buffalo Medical Group Private Hospital.
  • Assisted in advising Lali Rothe Platinum Refineries SA Proprietary Limited in relation to various project finance loans obtained from the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa for the establishment of an electronic waste to specialty precious metal chemical salts manufacturing plant in Hammanskraal.
  • Assisted in advising Sephaku Cement Proprietary Limited in the negotiation and settlement of addenda to various finance documents relating to a cement mine, clinker plant and milling plants project in a syndicated funding transaction to the value of approximately R2 billion provided by a consortium of lenders comprising The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, Nedbank Limited, Sanlam Life Insurance Limited, Sanlam Life Insurance Limited, Sanlam Investment Management Proprietary Limited, State Bank of India, Futuregrowth Asset Management Proprietary Limited and Bank of China Limited.
  • Assisted in advising the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited in relation to the funding and security agreements relating its investments in the Oceans Hotel development, which is a R4.3 billion development. The investment comprised both equity (in the form of preference shares) and debt funding.
  • Assisted in advising the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited in relation to a R178 million senior CPI facility made available to Phakwe Power One (RF) Proprietary Limited.
  • Assisted in advising the Development Bank of Southern Africa in relation to a term loan facility provided to the Scatec Solar Projects for three energy projects, these included: Sirius Solar PV project One, Dyason Klip 1 and Dyason Klip 2. Scatec Solar was awarded preferred bidder status for the three projects in Upington of 258MW in the fourth bidding round under the REIPP Programme.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – University of the Witwatersrand (Dean's list merit award 2013, 2015 and 2016)
  • Currently studying towards a Master of Laws (LLM) – University of the Witwatersrand
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2019

Memberships

  • Golden Key International Honour Society since 2013