Position:Founder & Managing Director
Location:570 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn Bridge Office Park
3rd Floor Steven House
Gauteng Province, Republic of South Africa
Humphrey Shivamba is the founder and managing member of Shivamba Humphries & Company Inc Attorneys. He is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa and has over nine years of experience in the legal profession. Throughout this period he has gained expertise in the following areas of legal specialisation: Personal injury claims, Litigation and arbitration, Corporate restructuring, Regulatory services, Employment and benefits, Contracts and Human rights.
Before venturing out on his own, he was a Senior Associate at a Pretoria-based firm where he serviced adynamic client portfolio that included private individuals, small to medium sized businesses, Government institutions, Statutory Organisations and NGOs who required legal assistances in his area of expertise. Mr Shivamba is also a well-known human rights defender in the legal profession within the Republic of South Africa and the SADC region, as he provided a lot of pro bono legal services (free legal services) to the indigent members of the public in his capacity as the head of the Pro bono Department of the Legal Practice Council of South Africa, and continues to do so today.
During his time with the Legal Practice Council, he was very instrumental in strengthening the provision and promotion of access to justice to indigent members of the public by the legal profession, wherein he initiated and implemented structures, regulations and projects to enable legal practitioners to provide pro bono services (free legal services) to the indigent with ease. Such initiatives include but not limited to, the establishment of Pro bono offices in partnership with the Office of the Chief Justice in the two High Courts premises in the Gauteng Province, The Community Advice Offices legal clinics in four of our provinces in the country etc. The profession continues to benefit from such initiatives as it is building from the structures established and implemented by Mr Shivamba as far as regulatory matters and access to justice is concerned. It was because of such work that Mr Shivamba was mandated by regulatory organisations in Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania, Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to assist with regulation and structural matters, of which he continues to so to date.
Furthermore he provides training of legal structures, policies and regulations to organisations, companies, government institutions and regulatory bodies in the country (South Africa) and the above-mentioned countries.
Membership and Activities
Mr Shivamba serves as a member of the Pro Bono Committee of the Law Society of South Africa, member of the working committee of SADC Lawyers Association Pro Bono Forum, member of the Steering Committee of the High Court Pro Bono Offices and contributor of the International Bar Association (IBA) Pro Bono Committee – African Working Group.
- LLB – University of the Western Cape
- Certificate in Advanced Labour Law – University of Pretoria
He has also studied a number of short courses to compliment his legal studies.
English, Xitsonga, Tshivenda, Sepedi, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Sesotho, IsiSwati and KiSwahili.