Mapula Makara


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Overview & Experience


Mapula specialises in commercial matters. Her experience includes the drafting and negotiation of commercial documents, advisory work on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, due diligence investigations, drafting shareholders agreements, sale of shares, memoranda of incorporation subscription agreements, board and shareholder resolutions and drafting of legal opinions and the identification of legal risks both in South Africa and Lesotho. 

Areas of Expertise
Commercial Law
Corporate Law
Business Law

Mapula Makara is a registered Attorney and Notary Public with an LLB degree in International Law at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland) and an LLM (Environmental Law) from University of London. She has also completed a postgraduate course in Environmental Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand. 

With over thirty years of experience in participation, legal practice and development facilitation, Mapula began her legal career at the first female owned law firm in Lesotho. She has also served on the board of directors of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. She has also worked for Sasol on environmental relations and communication and the Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) on a project assisting communities bordering the Kruger National Park in the Great Limpopo Trans-frontier Conservation Area to establish viable natural resource-based enterprises. Her previous international assignments were in donor and development organisations such as GTZ and SADC Water Sector. 

Her experience stretches across corporate, commercial, and company law in various sectors both in South Africa and Lesotho which includes: 

  • Insurance
  • Project finance 
  • Banking and finance
  • Exchange control
  • Preparation of loan facilities
  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Risk and compliance 


  • LLB (National University of Lesotho)
  • LLM International Law (University of Edinburgh)
  • LLM Environmental Law (University of London)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Evironmental Sociology, (WITS)
  • Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Admitted attorney and Notary Public of the High Court and Court of Appeal of Lesotho 

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