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Nomaswazi Shabangu-Mndawe

Nomaswazi Shabangu-Mndawe was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa on 30 July 2002. She is a founder and a sole member of Nomaswazi Shabangu Attorney a Mbombela, Mpumalanga Province based law firm.


She is the current President of the South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA). An association that focuses on gender equality in the legal profession and empowerment of women lawyers. The association also focuses on women and children’s issues.


She is the Country Vice-President of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA South Africa).


She is a member of the Judicial Service Commission appointed by His Excellency President CM Ramaphosa to be one of his representatives.

She is a member of the Film and Publication Board Appeal Tribunal dealing with classifications of films and videos.

Between 2011 to 2018 she was the Council of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces.

She also served as a member of the Task Team for the Development of Children’s Court Rules.

She is serving as a member of the Steering Committee, Legal Sector Code, a committee that assist the government in developing a sector code that will accelerate the empowerment of black legal practitioners


Between 2019 to 2022 she was the member of the Legal Practice Council, Mpumalanga Province.

Between 2014 to 2018 she served in Provincial Efficiency Enhancement Committee.

Between 2017 to 2022 she was the Chairperson of the Family Law Committee for the Law Society of South Africa.

She served in various committees of the LSNP, inter alia, Pro Bono Committee, Gender Committee and others.

In 2009 to 2019 she was the member of the Provincial Advisory Committee: Board of Sheriffs.

In 2010 to 2011 she acted as a Magistrate in Mbombela Regional Court.

In 2020 to 2021 she acted as a Judge of the High Court of South Africa, Mpumalanga Division.

In 2014 to 2019 she was the Chairperson of the Mpumalanga Consumer Court, Gert Sibande and Nkangala Region,

She served as a Board member and Chairperson in various provincial institutions. She is the Founder of SAWLA Development Fund and SAWLA Bursary Fund.

She is passionate in developing other women particularly young women in the profession and general.

She has trained and mentored more than fifteen lawyers who are now successful in their legal career path.

She has been recognised and honoured by the South African Women Lawyers Association, Mpumalanga Attorneys Circle and now recently by South African Chapter of International Association of Women Judges.