81 Pritchard Street


Pitje Chambers

Where excellence in advocacy is the only discriminating element.

Welcome to Pitje Chambers

Established in 2006, Pitje Chambers brings together a collaborative and supportive community of legal professionals in the heart of Johannesburg's legal district.  We offer state-of-the-art facilities to empower your practice and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive legal environment.

Position yourself for success at Pitje Chambers. Located in the heart of Johannesburg's legal hub, directly across from the South Gauteng High Court, our chambers provide a collaborative and empowering environment for legal professionals. Our state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to a diverse and inclusive legal community will support your practice and growth.


Pitje Chambers offers a comprehensive suite of facilities tailored to the needs of legal professionals. From fast internet and daily cleaning to lock-up facilities and meeting rooms, we prioritize convenience and efficiency. Our location, just 100 meters from the South Gauteng High Court, ensures accessibility. Members enjoy access to printing facilities, a lounge area, and an onsite restaurant. With fully furnished chambers, robing rooms, and access to research resources like Lexis Nexis' online platform, we provide everything needed for productive work. Additional perks include underground parking, a gym facility, and state-of-the-art e-court technology. At Pitje Chambers, we create an environment conducive to success and growth in the legal profession.


Pitje Members

Group Leaders

Adv. TJ Machaba (SC) 


Adv Thabiso Machaba is a multiple graduate of the University of Witwatersrand having completed his junior BA (Law) and his LLB thereat. Between the years 2002 – 2005, Adv Machaba enrolled for and completed his first degree in Master of Laws (LLM), through course work, in Company Law I and Company Law II, Banking and Finance Law. He completed a short thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Adv Machaba went on to complete his second degree in Master of Laws in Tax Laws (LLM – Taxation) and completed a short thesis titled “Realities of Minerals and Petroleum Royalties”.

Adv Machaba was called to the Johannesburg Bar in 2001 where he underwent and completed his pupillage. He commenced his practice soon after completing the said pupillage.

From 2009 to 2012, Adv Machaba was engaged by University of Johannesburg as a lecturer of Business Law.

Fields of Expertise

Arising from his lecturing stint at the University of Johannesburg, Adv Machaba’s practice has focused more on the law of contracts (Commercial Law).

Also, Adv Machaba has done a lot of cases relating to traditional leadership (customary Law) both at the Commission on Traditional Leadership and Disputes (“the so-called Nhlapo Commission”) and in Court.

Besides the above, Adv Machaba has acquired experience in administrative and constitutional laws.

Previous Experience

Adv Machaba has acquired experience in various fields of law and has worked with many senior advocates in various courts ranging from High Courts to the Constitutional Court. He has also appeared on his own in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Adv Machaba has also led a number of juniors in various matters.

Contact Details

(t) +2711 223 8000

(t) +2711 223 8031

(f) +2711 223 8155

(m)   +2782 634 6486

(e) tmachaba@rsabar.com

Adv. Nadia Badat


Nadia Badat was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in December 2018.

Nadia holds an LLB degree which she obtained whilst working in the corporate field. She has over twenty years’ working experience in the Healthcare Industry which included work in company secretariat, regulatory compliance, contract drafting as well as various medicines and medical management-related roles.

Fields of Practice

Nadia’s preferred areas of practice include commercial, constitutional, labour, competition, administrative, personal injury, and medico-legal, as well as human rights law. She has appeared in the Constitutional Court, High Courts and Magistrate’s Courts of South Africa.

Academic Qualifications

Date of Admission

1 March 2018

Contact Details

(t) +2711 223 8000

(t) +2711 223 8018

(f)    +2711 223 8004

(m) +2782 084 9510

(e)     adv.badat@rsabar.com

 Adv. TJ Machaba (SC) 

Adv. N Badat