Seasoned Specialist Joins ENSafrica’s Mining Practice
Leading African law firm ENSafrica has appointed seasoned mining law expert Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame as a director in its mining practice, with effect from 1 April 2017.
Adonisi-Kgame will join Otsile Matlou and Lloyd Christie, who together with the rest of the mining department will constitute ENSafrica’s mining offering.
Adonisi-Kgame was a member of the firm’s mining department until 2014 and has spent the past two years as general counsel for a leading mining group, where she was responsible for the group’s entire legal function and regulatory compliance. This experience as general counsel, together with her expert knowledge of mining law, gives Adonisi-Kgame unique know-how regarding the mining industry and makes her a sought-after trusted advisor.
Matlou commented that: “I am thrilled that Ntsiki has agreed to re-join the firm to bolster our mining practice. Having worked closely with her for many years, I can attest to Ntsiki’s excellent technical acumen and the unique insight she has gained due to her unparalleled practice experience.” He added that while Adonisi-Kgame’s appointment brought unique expertise and know-how to the firm’s mining offering, her presence in the team was particularly relevant given the traditional gender bias within the mining sector.
With over 13 years of experience, Adonisi-Kgame is a senior lawyer with significant experience in all areas of mining law, as well as in the corporate commercial, contractual, employment, property and litigious aspects related to mining law, giving her a holistic perspective.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to re-join the firm’s market-leading mining department and add my skill set and experience to a team with exceptionally strong mining capabilities. What excites me the most are the opportunities presented by the firm’s growth in recent years, including in mineral-rich countries in East, West and Southern Africa,” said Adonisi-Kgame.
“We would not be able to provide the level of world-class service that we can offer our clients if we weren’t able to attract talent of the calibre of Ntsiki. Her appointment will allow us to scale new heights in our mining offering and ensure that our clients receive innovative solutions to their most complex, high-value matters,” added Mzi Mgudlwa, chief executive of ENSafrica.
ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 practitioners in seven countries on the continent, in Ghana, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.