Tefo Raditapole

Professional background and experience:

Tefo Raditapole is an accomplished Legal Policy Advisor and Dispute Resolution Specialist. He is an internationally accredited Commercial Mediator with CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) and a panellist with Tokiso Dispute Settlement.

Tefo served as special Advisor to the Premiers of Gauteng Province for over a ten-year period and was a Commissioner for the Commission for Employment Equity. He has been involved in the management and oversight of the Land Rights Management Facility, managed by CTH for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

Other institutions he has consulted for include the International Labour Organization, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa, the National Democracy Institute and the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa. Tefo is a co-author of Black Economic Empowerment: Commentary, Legislation and Charters (Juta). He received a BA (Law) from the National University of Lesotho in 1985 and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1988.

Mediation experience and style:

Tefo has facilitated and co-facilitated major negotiations in the Finance, Transport, Higher Education, Health and Local Government spheres, including institutional mergers, the Financial Sector Empowerment Charter and negotiations between the City of Johannesburg and the Taxi Industry on the Bus Rapid Transport system. He has mediated industrial and community disputes locally and regionally. He has also conducted various industrial and electoral conflict management workshops throughout the Southern African Development Community region as well as in Ghana and Ireland.

Comments from mediation clients:

"Tefo understands complex public/private transactions."

"Without Tefo we would never have reached an agreement."


Further info


Banking & Finance
Construction & Engineering
Energy & Natural Resources
Public Sector

Dispute Types

Agency Agreements
Community Disputes
Contractual Disputes of all kinds
Distribution Agreements
Labour / Management
Land Ownership
Private Client
Sale of Goods and Services