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SJ Thema

Areas Of Practice:
Entertainment Law, Health Care, Insurance Law, Litigation (Commercial), Litigation (General), Sports
Phone Number:
Cell Number:
Fax:
+27 (0)11 286 6901
Docex:
7 Sandton Square
Position:
Director
Years of Practice:
23
Address:
140 West Street, Sandton
Region:
Gauteng / Johannesburg
Area:
Sandton
Postal Address:
P O Box 78333, Sandton City, 2196
Qualifications:
BA (Law) LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
Certificate in Sports Law (University of Johannesburg)
History:

SJ Thema focuses on general and commercial litigation, administrative and constitutional law, medical aid, insurance law, and sports and entertainment law.

He is a member of the Black Lawyers Association and the Black Management Forum. SJ has served two terms on the Audit Committee of Statistics South Africa; he also serves on the boards of a number of private companies, and as an alternate employer representative of the firm's pension fund.

Representative experience:

  • Defending a claim in excess of ZAR187m on behalf of a large bank through the SCA up to the Constitutional Court.
  • Acting for a state-owned company in a contractual dispute to the value of about ZAR29m.
  • Acting for a successful bidder in opposing review proceedings of a tender for a municipality in Limpopo, worth about ZAR223m, ending in the Constitutional Court.
  • Acting for a state-owned company in review proceedings involving a ZAR200m advertising tender, involving several former service providers.
  • Defending matters on behalf of Attorneys Indemnity Insurance Fund resulting from attorneys' professional negligence.
  • Acting for SASRIA in a ZAR40m claim.
  • Acting for one of the largest medical aids in a ZAR50m contractual dispute against its former service provider.
  • Lead director on projects involving two medical schemes under curatorship, advising the curator, reviewing agreements, instituting legal action (where necessary), etc. 
Languages:
Afrikaans, English, IsiZulu, Pedi, SeSotho, Tswana