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Yolelwa sikunyana

 

 

Yolelwa Sikunyana is the Founder and Director of Sikunyana Incorporated, a multi-faceted admitted Attorney with over 14 year’s experience as in-house Legal Counsel.

 

She has worked in both the private and public sector, in companies such as Ekhuruleni Metropolitan Municipality, Tasima, SABC, BP SA and up until 3 January she served as a Senior Legal Counsel at Transnet SOC Limited.

 

Having worked with dynamic teams and executive management, her legal experience and business acumen presents and opportunity for her clientele to benefit from holistic solutions.

 

Her exposure in cross-border and international contract conclusion makes her a unique negotiator as her negotiation techniques are influenced by Chinese negotiation methods.

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Accreditations

• Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces
• Associate member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law

Expertise

Yolelwa specialises in the law of contract, public procurement, negotiations,regulatory analysis, corporate and commercial law.
She has been instrumental in concluding deals in the transport sector and higly regulated environments across the SADAC and international regions.

Qualifications

• Admitted Attorney of the High Court (2008)
• Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces
• Associate member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law

Career Highlights

• LLB: University of Johannesburg (2001) [ formerly known as Vista University]
• Post Graduate Diploma in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts: University of Johannesburg (2007)
• Certificate in Compliance Management: University of Johannesburg (2010)
• Advanced Company Law Certificate: Wits School of Law (2011)
• Practice Management Training Programme: LEAD (2013)
• LLM Candidate: Law of Contract: University of Pretoria (Final Year)

Experience

• Member of the Regulatory Accounting System negotiation team: BP South Africa (2012)
• Lead Negotiator: Transnet Multi- Billion Acquisition Sub- Contract for the 195 Locomotives (2014/2015)
• Lead Legal Advisor: Review Panel of Transnet Commercial Contracts (2014)
• Lead Negotiator: Transnet Multi-Million Acquisition of Steel Contract (2015)
• Founder: Transnet Engineering Intellectual Property Law Clinic (2016)
• Advising & Negotiating various Transnet Sale Agreements (for rolling stock) in the SADAC Region (2015/6)