Sandile July

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Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8163

Fax: +27 11 535 8663



Director Sandile July is a deeply experienced lawyer, advising in the Labour & Employment; Business Crimes & Investigations; and Dispute Resolution practice areas. He specialises in labour law and litigation and the restructuring of state assets. Sandile provides expert advice in respect of various key pieces of legislation – including the Basic Conditions of Employment Act; the Labour Relations Employment Act; the Skills Development Act; the Employment Equity Act; the Unemployment Insurance Fund; the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act; and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)
  • Business Crimes & Investigations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Labour & Employment
  • Labour law and litigation
  • Restructuring of state assets


  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • Labour Relations Employment Act
  • Skills Development Act
  • Employment Equity Act
  • Unemployment Insurance Fund
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act


  • BProc LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Higher Diploma in Tax Law (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution (AFSA) (University of Pretoria)
  • 2006: Director, Werksmans


  • Attended a Competition Law and Policy course offered by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies of the University of the Witwatersrand
  • Acted as a judge of the Labour Court in 2010 and 2011
  • Acted as a judge of the South Gauteng High Court from 17 February to 04 April 2014
  • Regular media commentator on labour law issues on both television and radio
  • Authored articles relating to labour law for The Sowetan newspaper
  • Appointed to a panel of arbitrators at Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA)
  • Appointed by the Minister of Police to investigate the illegal rendition
  • Recommended lawyer in Employment by The Legal500 (2017- 2020)
  • Ranked as a leading practitioner for Employment by Chambers Global (2018- 2020)