Zurayda Mayet, an avid writer, initially achieved a BA degree majoring in Media Studies and Journalism before working as a teacher in an underprivileged school in Johannesburg. However, her passion for social justice and women empowerment compelled her to go on to complete an LLB degree at Wits University.
Zurayda joined Webber Newdigate attorneys in Lesotho and its sister firm Webbers Attorneys in South Africa in 2018. Since then, she has acted on behalf of a wide range of clients that include multi-national corporations, government institutions, non-governmental organisations, private individuals, and listed and unlisted companies.
Her experience stretches across corporate, commercial, and company law in various sectors both in South Africa and Lesotho and includes:
Project-, corporate- and microfinance
Banking regulations and finance
Financial markets and services
Anti-bribery and corruption policies and investigations
Preparation of loan facilities
Consumer and data protection
In 2018, Zurayda accepted an invitation to speak at the Diasporic Alliance Conference for Cannabis Opportunities (DECO) in Philadelphia, USA, for the promotion of cannabis opportunities for poor and marginalised black communities. She is also one of the founding members and organisers of the Phekoana Cannabis Association of Lesotho and completed a Master’s dissertation in the legalisation of cannabis in South Africa and the effects in the workplace.
Zurayda’s specialises in drafting and negotiation of commercial documents, advisory work on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, due diligence investigations, drafting shareholders agreements, sale of shares, memoranda of incorporation subscription agreements, board and shareholder resolutions and drafting of legal opinions and the identification of legal risks.