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Christine Qunta (Director & Shareholder)


Christine Qunta has practiced as an attorney and legal advisor for 23 years. Her area of expertise is corporate law with a special focus on company law.

She has practised law in Australia where she graduated as well as in Botswana and Zimbabwe. She returned to South Africa in 1993 and worked as a Legal Advisor in Sanlam Corporate legal department.

In 1995 she started her own law firm Qunta Incorporated in the CBD of Cape Town, which was the first Black law firm to do so. She was the senior partner in the firm until she retired from the firm in 2008 to focus on other business ventures. The firm specialised in corporate law. The firm acted in some major transactions such as the Telkom JSE Listing, Old Mutual BEE transaction and the construction of the King Shaka International Airport in La Mercy and the Green Point Stadium. She was the lead attorney in all these except the Green Point stadium which she supervised internally.

She has also advised a number of BEE companies and drafted legal transaction documentation.

One of her main focus areas is corporate governance. She has advised various public entities and government departments. She has drafted documents in these instances including Articles of Association, updated Corporate Governance Protocol for public Entities and recommendations for streamlining oversight of public entities.

She has given advice on the King Code and the Companies Act to both public and private sector companies as well as the Public Finance Management Act for pubic sector companies.

She has sat on various private sector boards such as ICL and LA Clothing and public sector boards such as RAF and SABC. She sat on both the Competition Board and its successor the Competition Tribunal.

Qunta has the following qualifications:

BA LLB, 1981 - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

She completed a course in Restructuring of Business Entities in 1994 with International Development Law Institute in Rome, Italy.