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Practice Experience

Johann Botha is an admitted attorney and specialist construction and engineering litigation and alternative dispute resolution lawyer who holds a BCom Law, LLB and certificate in construction adjudication.

Johann has advised a wide range of contracting parties including employers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants across multiple industries including energy, infrastructure, mining and building with respect to all standard form construction contracts (FIDIC, NEC, GCC and JBCC Agreements), as well as bespoke contracts.

Johann has extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation in the High Court of South Africa and all forms of alternative dispute resolution procedures, including:

  • Mediation
  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration

Johann provides numerous contractors and subcontractors in South Africa and Botswana with on- and off-site contract management and commercial support services. Johann provides invaluable support to contractors and subcontractors through these services by ensuring compliance with contractual provisions, effectively managing commercial challenges and placing the focus on dispute avoidance. Some examples of assignments Johann are a part of:

  • On- and off-site contract and claims management services for various contractors and subcontractors at the Zondereinde mine.
  • Commercial support and contract and claims management services for a contractor at the Kriel coal mine.
  • On- and off-site commercial support and claims management for a Chinese contractor on a mega water and sewer reticulation project in Maun, Botswana.


BCom Law (Majored in Tax and Accounting), University of Pretoria, 2016
LLB, University of Pretoria, 2018
Certificate in Construction Adjudication, UP Enterprises, 2018