Strategically positioned

We’re at the forefront of transformation in the legal industry.


We are a growing law firm that has dedicated itself to providing excellent, professional, and comprehensive legal service to our clients at affordable rates.


To be a vibrant legal firm, providing professional assistance and committing ourselves to the pursuit of excellence.


Passion for our work is the key that drives us to go an extra mile.


We strive to abide by the following principles:
• Accountability;
• Commitment;
• Honesty & Integrity.

Our Story

Sthembiso Mbhele & Associates was founded by Sthembiso Ishmael Mbhele. He completed his B Proc degree and law school at the University of Durban Westville in 2000. He then started working at a reputable attorney’s firm in Durban as an articles clerk. After being admitted as an attorney he decided that he could provide a much better service to the public by offering his legal assistance on a more personal level, and thus he started his own firm in 2003. He further completed his LLM degree specializing in business law in the year of 2016, and is currently studying towards his MBA. He is currently the sole director of the firm.

His goal was to establish a law firm for the people where the public would not feel like a file reference  but that a personal relationship between

attorney and client would be established.
The idea that progressive development is indeed a greater overall law in life is wholeheartedly embraced by Sthembiso Mbhele & Associates.

This firm believes that the future holds endless opportunities for both attorney and client and that growth will be inevitable. At Sthembiso Mbhele & Associates you can expect to find attorneys that are willing to listen and turn the result into service excellence through practical and effective problem-solving. We are at the forefront of transformation in the legal industry.

Our Team

Sthembiso Ishmael Mbhele

Sthembiso Ishmael Mbhele

Founder / Director

Sthembiso is the founder and Director of the firm. He is an admitted attorney with a right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. He also possesses a Masters in Business Law and is currently doing his final year towards a Masters in Business Administration. He has been in the practice for over 15 years with extensive knowledge and experience in corporate law, supply chain policy, criminal and employment law litigation. He has sat on legal panels and advisory boards for various government institutions such as the Municipal Bids Appeals Tribunal under the KZN Treasury Department, the KZN Department of Transport, Community Safety and Liaison and EThekwini Municipality. He is also the lead attorney and / or team leader in the proposed project.

Michael Mondli Mjoka

Michael Mondli Mjoka


Michael is an admitted attorney at the firm. He has extensive experience in litigation stemming from his work experience as a court official prior to joining our firm. Hence, he is a force to reckon with in criminal, commercial and public law litigation. He is also a master in medical malpractice law, wrongful arrests and personal injury law. He also assists in the conveyancing and estates department.

Nolwazi Nonduduzo Malimela


Nolwazi is an associate at the firm. She is an admitted attorney with over four years’ experience. She specialises in criminal law, family law and civil litigation, particularly collection matters. She has sat on various panels at conferences and has been aired on radio stations as a legal commentator on various legal topics and trending court cases. She is also excellent in alternative dispute resolution.

Linda Dube


Linda is an associate at the firm. He is an admitted attorney and conveyancer with over 35 years’ worth of experience in the legal industry. A well-respected member of the legal fraternity, Linda specialises in the transfer of private, public or commercial property, commercial and labour law litigation. His knowledge and experience in South African Town Planning legislation is impeccable. He is also a force to reckon with in criminal law and administration of estates. He has sat as a member and prosecutor of the Enquiry Committee of the KZN Law Society. He has sat as an assessor in the High Court on various occasions. He is also a member of the Municipal Bids Appeals Tribunal and a legal panel member for the Department of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs.

Plaxedes Chikosi

Plaxedes Chikosi


Plaxedes is the firm’s receptionist and personal secretary to the Director. She has over 9 years’ experience in the legal environment. Her duties include, drafting court documents and correspondence, managing attorneys’ diaries, consulting clients and opening files, scheduling appointments, receiving incoming and outgoing calls and ensuring that clients are attended to at all times.

Peter Gwindima

Peter Gwindima

Legal Consultant

Peter is a legal consultant at the firm. He possesses a Masters in Business Law and offers support in corporate law related matters. His work includes advising, conducting research, preparing legal opinions and training corporate clients on corporate governance, legal compliance and risk management. He assists our corporate clients with structuring of commercial entities, formation of companyboards and training of board members, shareholders and various stakeholders within commercial entities. He is also tasked with drafting shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, MOIs as well as drafting, negotiating and reviewing various contractual agreements.

Siphiwe Mhlongo

Siphiwe Mhlongo


Siphiwe is a paralegal with over 12 years’ worth of experience in litigious matters, particularly pension related and personal injury matters. He is tasked with consulting or liaising with clients and third parties such as hospitals, police officials and relevant experts. He also assists with drafting, serving and filing of court documents.