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Hlengiwe Mahlangu

Hlengiwe Mahlangu



  • employment

WSG Practice Industries


South Africa


Hlengiwe Mahlangu is an Associate in ENSafrica’s Employment department, specialising in general employment law through advisory and litigious work.

She has acted for private and public sector clients, in various industries including IT, engineering, medical and research facilities.

Hlengiwe’s experience includes drafting legal opinions on restraints of trade, unlawful competition, retrenchments in terms of section 189 of the South African Labour Relations Act, 1995, employment equity, sexual harassment, deviation from employment policies and general conduct of disciplinary inquiries. She has extensive experience in drafting employment agreements and HR policies, conducting grievance and misconduct investigations, chairing disciplinary inquiries, formulating charges and prosecuting in disciplinary proceedings.

In addition, Hlengiwe has represented clients in arbitration disputes on unfair dismissal, unfair labour practice, section 188A pre-dismissal inquiry and Labour Court litigation.


South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) TERS: a guide to the updated memorandum of agreement for employers
ENSafrica, April 2020

On 9 April 2020, in light of the amendments to the coronavirus (COVID-19) TERS Directives, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (“UIF”) released four new memoranda of agreement (“MOAs”) to be used when employers apply for the COVID-19 Temporary Relief Scheme (“TERS”). It has also issued a revised application procedure. A MOA records the terms and conditions for the implementation of the TERS by the UIF and any employer who submits a claim under the TERS...

South Africa: Inevitable Litigation on the Rise as a Result of the Disaster Management Act Regulations
ENSafrica, April 2020

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the South African Government has implemented various statutory measures to prevent the potential spread of the disease, and to limit, contain and minimise the risk of exposure of persons within the country...

Tread Carefully: Insubordination and Insolence can Easily be Confounded
ENSafrica, August 2019

Unfair dismissal disputes arising from allegations of insubordination have had their fair share of attention from South African arbitrators and the courts. The latest of these decisions is that of the Labour Court inNaicker v Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration and Others. The employee in this matter, Ms Naicker, was employed by Africa Flight Services (a cargo handler) as a customer service agent...

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