Tongaat Hulett Wins Big At African Legal Awards

We are immensely impressed and congratulate our client, Tongaat Hulett and their Legal Team, which was awarded the Small Legal Team of the Year Award at this year’s African Legal Awards hosted in conjunction by and Africa Legal. The Awards’ ceremony was held last week, and annually recognizes leading legal minds, law firms and legal departments across the African continent.

Tongaat Hulett was shortlisted at the Awards in the Small Legal Team of the Year Award with the following worthy nominees:

  • AFGRI Group Holdings Proprietary
  • Diageo
  • Life Healthcare Group
  • Nigerian Exchange
  • Premier FMCG
  • Reckitt

Our congratulations to all the nominees. We were especially delighted that Tongaat Hulett walked away winners in this category. We were humbled to receive feedback from Evashni Govender, Group General Counsel who shared her thoughts:

“The judges’ comment was about our innovative use of technology to deliver our legal services which means that this award is shared with you.”

Legal Interact and Africa New Law have partnered to bring Tongaat Hulett the best of the breed Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions, which leverage legal operations and processes that are enabled by South African developed technology with global top of class functionality. This assisted the Tongaat Hulett legal team to deliver efficient and effective legal services focused on delivering value across the entire enterprise .  Rian Hancock, Founder and CEO of Africa New Law had the following to say about the win:

“It is an amazing achievement and phenomenal to see how far the team has come since December 2020. The hard yards have paid off and it is such a good news story for Tongaat as a whole.”

Raphael Segal, director of Legal Interact in sharing his congratulatory message about the African Legal Awards, stated the following about what this accolade means for not only Tongaat Hulett but for Africa New Law as the ELM consultants, and for Legal Interact as the legal technology provider:

“Congratulations on the achievement by the Tongaat Hulett legal team, it’s a wonderful acknowledgement for their work and effort put in by the legal team into transitioning Tongaat into the new world. It really is a good news story, but also one that inspires us as their partners in progress.”