Keorapetse Matlala




  • Keorapetse specialises mainly in various aspects of Labour Law, criminal law and general civil litigation.

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Career Overview

  • Keorapetse was a candidate attorney at Fairbridges Wertheim Becker Attorneys in Johannesburg. As a candidate attorney he trained under the supervision of an acting Labour Court Judge in the firm.
  • Keorapetse has handled violent strikes and has facilitated a cross border retrenchment for a multinational client.
  • He has extensive experience with disciplinary hearings, as a chairperson and as an initiator, CCMA proceedings and Labour Court matters including reviews and referrals.
  • Keorapetse has been involved in various Constitutional Court matters including the Land Mark Constitutional court decision pertaining to prescription of awards.
  • He has provided advice pertaining to employment equity, Employment Contracts and union relations among other employment law related issues.
  • He is also a seasonal representative in the Magistrates Court in both criminal and civil matters.
  • Keorapetse seasonally argues costs in the Constitutional Court.
  • Keorapetse is also a member of SASLAW and has successfully acted on pro-bono matters to finality.


  • LLB (University of Limpopo) (2011-2014)
  • Currently: LLM (University of Pretoria)


  • Candidate Attorney at Fairbridges Wertheim Becker (2016-2017)
  • Admitted as an Attorney (December 2017)
  • Associate at Fairbridges (2018)