Ms Thandeka Mdebuka – Executive: Legal Counsel, Acting – Executive: Strategy & Optimisation

Thandeka Mdebuka

Thandeka Mdebuka is appointed as Legal Counsel at ATNS with effect from 1 April 2018 and will be managing and providing strategic leadership to the Legal and Compliance division. She will safeguard the company’s reputation by guaranteeing that the company follows law guidelines and give legal advice about all relevant issues.

Thandeka is an Admitted Attorney with over 14 years post qualification experience in legal compliance, advocacy, preparing and managing all aspects of contract negotiations and drafting, risk assessment and mitigation, advising clients and consulting with external counsel, general litigation and advising on compliance matters.

She previously served on the board of Windy Brow Theatre for the arts and Gage Car Hire. She is a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA) and the Corporate Counsels of Southern Africa (CCSA).

She has held various leadership positions prior to joining ATNS, in 2015 She was the Legal and Compliance Executive Manager at the Imperial Group (Car rental and dealerships division); Manager at the Department of Labour and she has also been in practice for five years.

She holds an LLB degree from the University of UKZN (Dubarn Westville), an LLM in mercantile law from the University of Pretoria. She has also completed the Business Leadership Programme with the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS).