Nonhla began her career as a Candidate Attorney at Webber Wentzel in January 2006 and was promoted to a Senior Associate of that firm in March 2010. Nonhla joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Senior Associate in June 2011. She was promoted to Director in 2016.

  • member of the team which advised Zambezi Platinum (RF) Proprietary Limited on its acquisition of shares in Northam Limited in 2015 (transaction value approximately R4.6 billion)
  • advised Seek Limited, an Australian company listed on the ALX, in its acquisition of shares in Private Property Holdings (Proprietary) Limited, a South African based online advertising and search portals company with operations in about five African countries
  • advised Acciona Energy S.A. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Spain-based Acciona Energia International, S.A with operations all over the globe) on its acquisition of an interest in, and conclusion of an agreement to co-operate and develop, renewable energy projects in South Africa with Aveng (Africa) Limited in 2011 (transaction value approximately R35 million)
  • advised Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited on its acquisition of an interest in Platmin Limited in 2011 (transaction value approximately R3 billion)
  • advised Subsolar (Pty) Ltd on the disposal of its interests in various renewable energy projects to Exxaro Limited in 2011
  • advised Thesele Asset Management 2 (Pty) Ltd (a subsidiary of Thesele Group (Pty) Ltd) on its acquisition of shares in M&G Limited in 2011
  • advised Sallies Limited ("Sallies") on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Sallies by Maghreb Minerals Plc ("Maghreb") from Firebird Global Master Fund Limited and Firebird Global Mater Fund II Ltd and the making of a mandatory offer by Maghreb to shareholders of Sallies in 2011 (transaction value approximately R70 million)
  • advised Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited on its acquisition of an interest in Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd in 2012
  • advised the shareholders of Mobu Resources (Pty) Ltd on the disposal of shares held by them in Mobu to Glencore International AG (transaction value approximately R170 million)
  • advised Foskor (Pty) Ltd and Foskor Zirconia (Pty) Ltd (a subsidiary of Foskor) on the establishment of a community trust and employee share ownership scheme for the benefit of communities residing around the Foskor Zirconia operations and employees of Foskor Zirconia
  • advised the independent board of Mvelaserve Limited on the takeover of Mvelserve Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement by The Bidvest Group Limited in 2013 (transaction value approximately R600 million)

Education

  • LLB, University of KwaZulu-Natal: 2006
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2008
  • Certificate in Law of Banking and Financial Markets, Faculty of Commerce Law and Management, University of the Witwatersrand: 2010

Memberships

  • Law Society of the Northern Province
Gender Parity in Private Equity
30 May 2018 Private Equity

Gender Parity in Private Equity

Directors in our Corporate and Commercial Practice, Nonhla Mchunu and Tessa Brewis, joined Cape Talk's Early Breakfast with Abongile Nzelenzele to discuss was "Gender Parity in Private Equity"

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