Pauline Manaka

Pauline Manaka

Senior Associate

Pauline is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice. She focuses mainly on commercial disputes and has experience in insolvency law, property law and South African Company law.

Pauline has assisted clients in a variety of sectors including real estate, banking, asset management, property funds, hospitality, education and government    


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  • Private Commercial Arbitrations; High Court and Magistrate Court civil litigation
  • Commercial lease disputes, including early termination, drafting ejectment applications, enforcing of property rights, acting for both landlord and tenants
  • Insolvency proceedings including drafting and managing liquidation and sequestration applications; Section 417 & 418 enquiries; setting aside dispositions and assisting creditors with submitting claims
  • General banking litigation for various South African Banks including Absa, Nedbank and The Standard Bank of South Africa
    General commercial litigation including matters relating to franchise agreements; contractual disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes; director disputes and delict
  • Consumer Protection Act particularly as it relates to lease disputes
  • Pauline Mananka a recipient of The Africa's 50 Most promising Young Arbitration Practitioner 2020 Award. She is recognised as an up and coming "mover and shaker" by The Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA).


  • BA in Politics and Law, University of the Witwatersrand
  • LLB, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2016
WEBINAR | Navigating Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency during COVID-19 | Part 2
5 May 2020 Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency

WEBINAR | Navigating Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency during COVID-19 | Part 2

Topics discussed included the impact of COVID-19 on South African economy, Directors’ liability when trading in financially distressed or insolvent circumstances, current legislative amendments and regulations that have been put in place in South Africa (including the impact on general court proceedings) and case law update.