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Amenda Makhetha

  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Director of Makhetha-Ngcobo Attorneys
  • Renowned Public Speaker and MC
  • Recipient of Women 2 Women Award as KZN’s Phenomenal Woman of 2015


Makhetha who’s a Corporate Attorney by profession is currently working as the Head of Data Privacy Compliance, she is one of the few black women in the country who’ve specialized in this skillset. Presently designated to establish the in-house department in South Africa and in the Regional Service Offices based in USA, Australia, UAE, UK, to name but a few. She is a former Director of a Boutique Law firm which dealt predominantly with corporate and civil matters, Makhetha -Ngcobo Attorneys. This young brilliant mind followed her passion and enrolled for her Law Studies Part-time at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN), whilst in full-time employ. Upon completion and Pre-admission, Makhetha practiced as a Legal Advisor for a Corporate and later served as an Associate Attorney for a Commercial Law Firm.

To-date she has obtained a full circle view of the law spectrum in her field of expertise, with her Key Qualifications including: knowledge and experience in the execution of Judicial Acts, Commercial law, Commercial Agreements and Compliance Management, Dispute resolutions, interpersonal skills, research, conflict & risk management, project management, monitoring AML, Global Data Privacy, POPI, PAIA, CRMP'S, Policy Drafting and Review, Compliance Reviews, Reports facilitation & presentations.  She has attained a qualification in Cyber Security (UCT 2017) and in process of attaining her Compliance Prac (2017). Her voice comes out through a written word from different publications that galvanizes her professional opinions.


It has been said that: “A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade”, hence it’s crucial to note that Makhetha’s leadership benefits not only the community but also her expertise contributes to the country’s economy, for this legal scholar trail blazes ahead through numerous professional boards she sits on. Makhetha also serves in numerous boards such as KZNFLA (Kwa-Zulu Natal Financial Literacy Association), Gugu Dlamini Foundation and has recently been appointed as an Advisory board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel Docket.


She has a sparkling and pleasurable personality; Passion for Politics and Current affairs, with great media personality that appeals to a wide market segment. We mark her recent features across different media houses, such as e-NCA News Today, SA FM (Living Sounds), SABC1’s Daily Talk show, Destiny Magazine (June 2017), Power FM (Power Hour), The DJ Sbu Breakfast Show, etc.


“He who has a peace of mind disturbs neither himself nor another” Epicurus


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