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Owethu Mbambo, Partner

Owethu Mbambo

Partner Fasken
Good lawyers know the law. Great lawyers know the law, but they also know and understand the client’s business and what makes the client successful.
Language(s) English, Zulu
Office(s) Johannesburg


Owethu Mbambo is a partner in the Labour, Employment and Human Rights practice group. Her expertise include general employment advice including:

Preparing and reviewing employment contracts, company policy and practise documents and all employment related agreements; advising clients on the implementation of employment related policy and practice documents; and advising clients on various employment aspects pertaining to mergers and acquisitions as well as retrenchments and restructurings.


  • Appearing in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Part of a team conducting investigations and preparing reports on behalf of a Company
  • Part of a team assisting clients in preparing for strike related issues
  • Part of a team assisting clients with retrenchments under sections 189 and 189A of the LRA
  • Part of a team advising clients on various consequences of business transfers in terms of section 197 of the LRA
  • Providing training to employees on how to conduct grievance and disciplinary hearings
  • Drafting of pleadings, affidavits, notices, opinions and correspondences
  • Part of teams assisting clients with bringing urgent strike interdicts in the Labour Court
  • Part of a team assisting an employee in the construction industry in a health and safety inquiry in relation to a fatality   

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Johannesburg

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 2018 to present Member South African Society for Labour Law
  • 2018 to present Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

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Guest Speaker Transitioning into the Work Place for Graduates location location Johannesburg, GT, South Africa University of Johannesburg

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