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Tanita van der Merwe

Tanita van der Merwe

Associate, Ellis Shilengudwa Inc.

Tanita van der Merwe is an Associate at ESI.  She has practised as an attorney for two years and has experience in a broad range of civil, labour and delictual matters. She currently  focuses on Magistrates’ Court and High Court litigation in respect of civil matters.

Experience has included advising:

  • Clients in the lower courts and High Court in respect of collections, matrimonial matters, contractual, commercial and delictual litigation matters
  • On non-litigious matters such as conciliations, arbitrations, wage negotiations, chairing of disciplinary hearings
  • And successfully instituting or defending matters in the High Court of Namibia


  • North-West University (South Africa): LLB (2016)
  • Tanita completed her articles with the Justice Training Centre during 2017 and was admitted to the High Court of Namibia during 2019  


  • Associate: ESI, Windhoek, Namibia (2020 - present)
  • Labour Consultant at a Namibian based firm(2019 - 2020)
  • Associate: Namibian based law firm (2019)
  • Candidate Attorney:  Namibian based law firm (2017 - 2018)


  • Member of Legal Education and Professional Development Committee (2020)
  • Member of Candidate Legal Practitioners Committee (2020)
  • Member of the Child, Gender & Family Law and Human Rights Committee (2020)