Adv. Tererai Rector Mafukidze holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) [LL.B (Hon.)] from the University of Zimbabwe awarded in 1996. He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He took courses in Competition Law, Banking and Finance, Advanced Contract Law and Company Law.
He was admitted as a Legal Practitioner, Notary-Public and Conveyancer in the High Court of Zimbabwe in February 1997. He practised law in private law firms in Bulawayo (Calderwood, Bryce Hendrie and Partners) and Harare (Scanlen & Holderness) for three years before he joined Old Mutual as Legal Advisor. He joined the Trust Group, a listed financial services company as Legal Manager of Trust Bank. He became Group Company Secretary in April 2005. He left Trust in October 2006 and moved to South Africa to take up a position with the Constitutional Court Trust of South Africa as the Co-ordinator/Secretary of the Southern African Judges Commission (latterly Southern African Chief Justices Forum). He subsequently combined this responsibility with the Directorship of the Southern African Legal Information Institute (www.saflii.org).
Tererai left the employ of the Constitutional Court Trust at the end of March 2010. He worked for the African Legal Information Institute until early 2012, but remains involved in an advisory capacity. He was involved in the establishment of legal information institutes across the Continent. He has attended and spoken at many international and regional conferences on Free Access to Law, constitutional law, judicial independence, human rights and corporate law.
Adv. Tererai Mafukidze is now a member of the Johannesburg Bar. He practises with Group One Sandown Chambers in Sandton, Johannesburg. His practice areas at the Bar are: general commercial law, competition law, human rights, administrative and constitutional law.