Mr. Dominic Ntokozo Mjiyako

Attorney of the High Court of South Africa | Member of the Cape Bar | Member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates | Senior Legal Consultant at (Roman – Dutch Law) M/s Twinobusingye Severino & Co. Advocates.

Overview And Experience
  1. Experience as a practicing attorney (solicitor), and as a legal and political adviser in the public sector.
  2. Excellent skills and experience in facilitating the political-administration interface towards building state capacity.
  3. Firm grasp of public policy, public law, political and national security landscape.
  4. Experience in general and commercial litigation, and legal research.
  5. A self-starter and entrepreneur with an excellent ability to build strategic networks and relationships.
  6. Academic and professional experience in the public transport sector.
  7. Negotiator and mediator with excellent stakeholder management skills.
  8. A solutionist thinker, and pragmatist with highly developed skills to operate and lead in complex environments.
Academic Record

University of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance – 2021

Master of Philosophy in Development Policy and Practice.

  • Dissertation: An assessment of the extent to which the City of Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system is achieving its intended socio-economic and political objectives.

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Mandela Institute, School of Law – 2020

Certificate of Competence: Labour Dispute Resolution Practice.

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, School of Governance – 2019

Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the Field of Security (PDM)

  1. Economics & Public Finance
  2. Governance & Development
  3. Public Policy
  4. Managing Information & Communication
  5. Strategy & Leadership
  6. Security Sector Governance & Oversight
  7. Civil-Military Relations
  8. Security Concepts and Paradigms
  9. Regional & International Security

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, School of Law – 2007

Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB)

  • Member of the Student Representative Council (SRC) 2004 – 2005

Inkamana High School (Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal) – 1999

Grade 12 Senior Certificate

Membership To Professional Bodies
  1. Legal Practice Council (2012)
  2. Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (2020)
  3. South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association NPC (SARIPA) (2020)
  4. South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) (2020)
  5. Film & Publication Board (December 2004 – December 2008)
Key Experience Record

Advocate, Member of the Cape Bar

2022 – current. Main fields of practice/interest:

  • Commercial and General Litigation
  • Labour Law
  • Public Law
  • Public Policy
  • Political-administration interface
  • Cyber Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Customary Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Military Law
  • Negotiation and Mediation

Pupil Advocate, Cape Bar

Jan 2021 – Jan 2022. Duties:

  • Working with and assisting mentor in chambers.
  • Attending court proceedings with mentor and/or other members of the Bar.
  • Attending consultations with clients, attorneys, and senior counsel.
  • Legal research and drafting.
  • Attending tutorials and advocacy training.
  • Writing mock and final examinations set by the National Bar Examination Board:
  • Preparation for and conduct of civil trials (‘Civil trials’)
  • Legal Writing
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Motion Court
  • Ethics

Director: Executive Support, City of Johannesburg

Apr 2017 – Dec 2020. Duties:

  • Managing and providing strategic (political) support and legal advice to the Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Transport and Roads.
  • Directing, managing, and facilitating the interface between the political leadership and the City’s administration.
  • Directing and managing the implementation of the Executive political and communication strategy.
  • Monitoring the performance of the Transport Department, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), and the Metropolitan Bus Company (Metrobus).
  • Engaging and liaising with strategic stakeholders (residents, minibus taxi industry, bus commuters, construction contractors, and SMMEs) on behalf of the MMC.
  • Engaging and liaising with other City departments, entities, and other spheres of government.
  • Planning and monitoring spending of the annual operating and capital budget of the Transport Department, JRA, and Metrobus to ensure compliance with the City’s policies and/or the legislation.
  • Managing and leading the work of the staff in the Office of the MMC.

Legal Administration Officer & Investigator: Transnational Commercial Crimes – (Captain), South African Police Service  

(Division: Crime Intelligence, Operational Legal Support & Interpol Pretoria NCB)

Aug 2010 – Oct 2016. Duties:

  • Providing operational legal opinions and advice to the Divisional: Commissioner, Section Head: Interpol Pretoria NCB, Crime Intelligence Commanders, and Operatives, as well as SAPS Officers deployed abroad.
  • Providing strategic advice to the National Commissioner on matters involving Crime Intelligence.
  • Drafting departmental policies and other documents.
  • Liaising with the Office of the Inspector General of Intelligence.
  • Ensuring that Crime Intelligence operations comply with the constitution, legislation, and organisational policies.
  • Investigating transnational commercial crimes under the auspices of Interpol.
  • Providing tactical armed support during arrests of suspects for purposes of extradition.
  • Liaising with local and foreign law enforcement organisations and facilitating cooperation.
  • Making submissions on behalf of the SAPS to the Interpol Notices Committee.
  • Attending Interpol conferences and workshops.
  • Investigating departmental misconduct cases and chairing disciplinary hearings.
  • Executing such other tasks as assigned from time to time.
  • Serving on multi-agency task teams representing the SAPS.

Candidate Attorney, Fullard Mayer Morrison Inc.

Aug 2008 – Aug 2009. Duties:

  • Consulting with clients and liaising with counsel and opponents.
  • Legal research and drafting.
  • Preparing legal advice.
  • Preparing legal briefs for counsel.
  • Appearing in the Magistrates’ Court.
  • Serving and filing court documents.
  • Preparing court files to ensure that they are ready for hearing (complete, index, and paginated).

Judge’s Associate, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Labour Court, Braamfontein

Jan 2008 – Mar 2008

  • Conducting legal research.
  • Drafting judgments and court orders.
  • Providing administrative support to the Judge in Court as well as in Chambers.
  • Drafting and dispatching Judge’s Directives and liaising with litigants on behalf of the Judge.

Certificate of Achievement presented by the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War for passing the Law of Armed Conflict knowledge test in the Young Reserve Officers Workshop program, on behalf of the Confederation of Interallied Reserve Officers at their 2011 Summer Congress in Warsaw, Poland (6 August 2011).

Voluntary Work

South African National Defense Force Reserves

Unit: University Reserve Training Unit (Jan 2006 – June 2010)

Rank: Officer Cadet

Unit: 7 Medical Battalion Group (July 2010 – present)

Rank: Lieutenant

Legal Committee of the Reserve Force Council of South Africa (2018 – present)

Mr. Dominic Ntokozo Mjiyako

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