Rishaban joined Hofmeyr Herbstein and Gihwala (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as an Associate in 2001 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2003. He became a Director in 2005.

Rishaban has done the following work for the SABC:

  • Conducted forensic investigations at the SABC and has in the past and is presently advising and making recommendations to the SABC board and management on improving certain of their policy documents.
  • Advised the board and management on tender procedure, irregularities and good governance.
  • Advised on the Broadcasting Act, Delegation of Authority Framework, PFMA and SABC's company registration documents.
  • Familiar with the internal as well as external regulatory instruments governing the SABC

His additional experience includes:

  • Advised the Gauteng Department of health on tender irregularities in respect of an R8 billion tender that had been awarded and have made recommendations in resolving the irregularities.
  • Reviewing the tender procedure in the awarding of anti retrovirals. This is one of the largest tenders in the department's history. The parties to the review include treasury and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
  • Extensive experience in open cast mining acting for and advising mining houses both in South Africa and other parts of Africa for over six years. The service and advice provided includes the application for prospecting permits, mining licenses, employment agreement, union negotiations, transport agreements, various sale agreements, including the sale of material and ferro alloy and commercial litigation.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2016-2021 recommended Rishaban for dispute resolution.
  • He was the exclusive South African winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2015-2016 for litigation.


  • BProc LLB, University of Pretoria
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2001