Meet our Team
Adv Dumisa Ntsebeza
Dumisa is a driving force behind the concept and practice of alternative dispute resolution in South Africa. During 2005, he took silk and on being appointed as Senior Counsel by the State President, he became the first African advocate in the history of the Cape Bar to be conferred the status of silk.
In 1995 he was appointed as a Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and became the Head of the Investigative Unit and also of its Witness Protection Programme.
In addition to his role as Equillore chairman, he also serves as Chairman of the Board Barloworld Limited & Desmond Tutu Peace Trust and a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He is the chairperson of the Cape Town branch of the Black Lawyers Association, and National Chairman of the Advocates for Transformation.
Alex is a a director of Grand Parade Investments Limited, a board member of Grandwest Casino and the Table Bay Hotel and is the chairman of Golden Valley Casino in Worcester. He is the Deputy Chair of the Council of the College of Cape Town.
He was formerly a director of the law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr having practised as an attorney for 36 years. He is a qualified Commercial Mediator. In 1999 he was appointed an Acting Judge of the Cape High Court.
Alex is also a recognised expert in Sports Law and has a long history in sports administration. Former President, Nelson Mandela, presented Alex with a Special State Award: “In Recognition of Services to South African Football.”
Adv Louis van Wyk
Louis van Wyk started his career as a prosecutor and a magistrate. He was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 1995. He qualified as an internationally accredited commercial mediator in 2007.
At Equillore Louis develops and manages dispute settlement processes designed for our particular industries and areas of focus. As Chief Mediating Officer he is responsible for the management of the Equillore panel, on-going skills training and ensuring the quality of the Equillore mediation and arbitration processes