Meet our Team

Adv Dumisa Ntsebeza

Adv Dumisa Ntsebeza

Chairman

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 Abercrombie

Alex Abercrombie

Director

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 Willie Pienaar

Adv Willie Pienaar

Director

Willie gained his B.Comm and LL.B. at Stellenbosch University, followed by an IRDP from Stellenbosch University Business School.

He is an advocate and an internationally accredited mediator with extensive experience in multi-party disputes.

Willie co-founded Equillore in 1997 and was its Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman responsible for developing the market applications for the company’s services. He was also a founder associate of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement at the University of Stellenbosch and is a council member of DiSAC, the standards and regulatory body for the dispute resolution industry.

Adv Louis van Wyk

Adv Louis van Wyk

Business Development

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

Tertia Muller-Gain

Tertia Muller-Gain

Financial Manager

Tertia has more than 20 years of practical experience in the realm of office and financial administration in legal and para-legal environments. Her role includes the supervision of case managers and related activities, general administration and financial management.

Nokuthula (Nuku) Deyi

Nokuthula (Nuku) Deyi

Administrator

Nuku has been with Equillore for 12 years and is a skilled case management officer and mediation panel administrator. Her responsibilities include client and administrative support for case management.and training.

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