Werksmans is fully committed to transformation and the principles of equal opportunity, inclusivity and diversity are fundamental to our ongoing success.

Our firm continuously transforms to reflect the demographics of the South African population and aligns itself with the requirements of the Legal Sector Black Economic Empowerment Charter.

Werksmans was one of the first major law firms to become a member of the Black Lawyers Association (BLA), confirming our dedication to playing a role in transforming the South African legal sector.

Emphasis will continue to be placed on the identified focus areas of the firm’s human resources strategy, with particular attention being paid to:

  • Participating actively in advancing transformation at all levels in the firm;
  • Constantly evolving the composition of the firm to reflect the broad demographics of South Africa to create a truly South African law firm and
  • Recruiting, training and developing individuals of the highest caliber.


The firm is currently rated as a Level Four BBBEE Contributor

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Diversity and inclusion

Werksmans aims to ensure that the firm’s recruitment principles and training and promotion opportunities are transparent and accessible to all based on individual qualities and personal merit.

Sustainable procurement 

Our procurement policy demands that our suppliers comply with our transformation principles. Their commitment to adhere to these principles is a significant factor in their selection and retention.

Employee wellness

The firm has a comprehensive wellness programme called ‘Werksmans e-Care” to encourage and motivate employees to choose healthier, more balanced lifestyles.