Advocate Thandi Orleyn


Thandi Orleyn is married with 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. She is a Human Rights lawyer and activist whose career of over 35 years spans the roles of attorney, mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, dispute resolution practitioner, public speaker, executive management and director of companies.

In her career she has been involved in both public and private sector assignments. Thandi has been involved in high profile litigation that positively impacted the human and constitutional rights of many people. An example of these is the case in which the judgement of the Constitutional Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional in South Africa. She adjudicated on major Competition / Anti-trust law cases. She has mediated labour disputes with huge economic impact and conducted various high-profile investigations and commissions of inquiry.

She holds a B Juris degree from Fort Hare University, B Proc and LLB degrees from UNISA and LLM degree from Wits University. She is presently an admitted advocate, shareholder and executive director of Peotona Group Holdings, Trustee of various Trusts notably Chair of the Legal Resources Trust and Zenex Foundation and Director of a number of listed and unlisted boards including Toyota South Africa and Chairman of bpSA and Implats Ltd.

Thandi is an avid reader, sport enthusiast and loves traveling.