About Us

We are a 100% black owned law firm with a collective knowledge and experience of 20 years in various fields of law including public interest law, civil litigation and family law.

We pride ourselves in providing sound legal advice and practical legal solutions to clients within our areas of specialisation. Being a small firm enables us to give each of our clients individualised attention. 

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Photo by Hein du Plessis

Our Ethos

To position ourselves as a technologically innovative legal service provider, providing services which contribute to the development of the legal profession and which serve to ensure an efficient access to justice.

Our mission is to provide practical legal solutions and expert representation to all our clients while incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach to legal service delivery.

Our team

Zanele Mbuyisa


Phineas Moleele


Tshegofatso Raphuti


Sebastian McKay



We are equipped with the necessary expertise to assist in resolving legal disputes or challenges within the following areas of the law

  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Media Law
  • Administration of Estates
  • Constitutional and Human Rights Law
  • Labour Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Administrative Law

Our Value Proposition

Our client-partnership approach enables us to provide quality legal services addressing the current and future needs of our clients.

Continous Improvement

Notable Partnerships

Zanele Mbuyisa is currently the in-house counsel for PPLAAF, the platform seeking to defend whistleblowers, as well as strategically litigate and advocate on their behalf where their disclosures speak to the public interest of African citizens.

In addition to being Director of MBM Law, Zanele Mbuyisa currently provides legal vetting for Open Secrets ZA, a non-profit organisation that promotes private sector accountability for economic crime and related human rights violations in Southern Africa.

Motswasele Mogotsi

As part of our ongoing efforts of building a credible institution, MBM Law has a long standing relationship with Motswasele Mogotsi, an attorney with right of appearance in the High Court. Motswasele specialises in various types of tax laws including Income Tax, Value Added Tax as well as Customs and Excise Tax Law. Motswasele has thus far, collaborated with MBM Law successfully.

Silicosis Claimants

Blom & Others v Anglo American Corporation of South Africa

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Joint Uber class action in South Africa

Uber drivers in other parts of the world now have employment rights like paid holiday after Uber was beaten in court.  Uber won’t pay South African drivers unless we take them to court. Drivers may be entitled to paid holiday and unpaid overtime. 

The UK law firm Leigh Day, who won the legal fight against ride sharing app Uber in the UK are bringing their expertise to a similar court case against Uber in South Africa and it may have to compensate drivers here.

The case will be on behalf of drivers wanting to be recognised as employees, rather than as independent contractors. Leigh Day are assisting SA based law firm Mbuyisa Moleele attorneys, who will be launching a similar class action in SA and have asked local Uber drivers to join the suit. 

Join the legal case to force Uber to grant South African drivers these benefits by contacting the attorneys below.

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Zambian lead poisoning victims launch class action against Anglo American South Africa

A legal class action case has been issued against Anglo American South Africa Ltd on behalf of Zambian communities living in the vicinity of the Kabwe lead mine who are suffering from lead poisoning.

Kabwe was the world’s largest lead mine and operated from around 1915 until its closure in 1994. From 1925 to 1974, its most productive period, the mine was owned and operated and/or managed by Anglo American South Africa Ltd.

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Haki Legal Clinic

Haki, a legal clinic established by MBM Law aimed at providing public interest legal services across various areas of the law stemming from labour law, family law, mediation of in-house matters, commercial law, gender-based violence, housing and medical malpractice amongst others. 

Get in touch!

  • info@mbmlaw.co.za
  • Zanele Mbuyisa: +27 (0)67 070 5130
  • Tshego Raphuti: +27 (0)81 230 5107
  • Sebastian McKay: +27 (0)81 798 9386
  • Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce House, 5th floor, 27 Owl Street (corner Empire & Owl St), Milpark, Johannesburg, 2092.