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Nina Braude

Senior Associate


Braude Nina
Nina Braude

Senior Associate


Nina is an associate in the Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution team, in our Johannesburg office.

She specialises in Public Law including Environmental, Mining, Administrative, Expropriation and Criminal Law. Nina’s experience includes providing legal advice and the drafting of documentation in the context of High Court Litigation, administrative inquiries as well as in alternative dispute resolution fora such as arbitrations, adjudications and the CCMA.

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Admitted as an Attorney, South Africa, 2018


LLB, University of Cape Town, 2015

MSc (Development Management, Open University, 2011

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary), Rhodes University, 2003

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cape Town, 2002

Pro-bono experience

Together with an international pro bono and human rights organisation, designing and delivering Strategic Litigation and Human Rights Documentation training for Kenyan lawyers and civil society organisations, including developing the relevant training materials and delivering the training.

Drafting and submitting parliamentary submissions in respect of proposed amendments to the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Act on behalf of a prominent public interest law firm.

Internship at the Legal Resources Centre in the gender rights unit focusing on developing strategic litigation to support transgender equality rights in relation to the Alteration of Sex Description Act and other associated legislation.

Clerking for an acting judge of the Western Cape High Court in a matter pertaining to ministerial policy in the insolvency practitioners’ sector.

Providing advice on a range of estates and evictions matters in the UCT Law Clinic.

Providing advice on a range of employment-related matters, specifically pertaining to rights of outsourced workers at the UCT Workers Referral and Advice Programme.

Conducting a scoping exercise on certification of community rights mobilisers on behalf of an urban rights and land tenure NGO.

Educational advisor in professional volunteering role with Voluntary Service Overseas on behalf of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education at Samara University in the Afar region in Ethiopia, responsible for establishing and managing the English Language Improvement Programme and Centre at Samara University, establishing a Girls Mentoring Programme to support gender equity policies at Samara University and in neighbouring schools and supervising small-scale WASH activities in local primary schools.

Published work

“A ‘uniform procedure’ for all expropriations? Customary Property Rights and the 2015 Expropriation Bill” (2017) Stell LR 68

“Legal complexities of deregistration of mines in South Africa unpacked” (2016) Mining Weekly ( (with Janine Howard)

Member of consultation in mining panel for Engineers Without Borders (Johannesburg, 2016)

Presenter at Expropriation Colloquium (Cape Town, 2016)