Director, Head of Technology Practice

More about: Happy Masondo
  • contractual, statutory and regulatory issues in the technology, power, mining and construction sectors
  • public/private partnerships
  • corporate governance
  • complex technology supply and outsourcing arrangements
  • complex construction projects
  • telecommunications and IT outsourcing agreements
  • software licensing agreements
  • software resale agreements
  • IT application service provider agreements
  • technology research and development agreements
  • regulatory advisory services to the public sector
  • Public Finance Management Act regulatory advise to several government departments
  • BA LLB LLM (Wits)
  • LLM (Duke)
  • 2001: Passed the New York Bar Exam
  • 2009: Director, Werksmans
  • Formerly the Executive Vice President – Legal Services and General Counsel at South African Airways (SAA).
  • Prior to SAA, Happy was in the employ of White & Case LLP an international law firm with its headquarters in New York.
  • Prior to White & Case, Happy worked as the Assistant Legal Adviser to former President Mandela; she also worked for the Legal Resources Centre (Johannesburg) and was a clerk to Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson at the Constitutional Court.  Happy also worked as a teaching assistant in constitutional law and interpretation of statutes at the University of South Africa.
  • Happy sits as a Trustee on the Constitutional Court Trust as well as the Investec Entrepreneur Development Trust.
  • Happy is a Morris Zimmerman Scholar and a Thomas Franklin Fellow.
  • Ranked as a "highly regarded" practitioner for Energy & Infrastructure and Project Development in IFLR1000 (2018 & 2019).