Tembeka Ngcukaitobi Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Books, Salary, Chambers & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Tembeka Ngcukaitobi
Real Name: Tembeka Nicholas Ngcukaitobi
Occupation: Lawyer, Activist, Author
Date Of Birth/Age: 25 December 1976
Place of Birth: Cala, Eastern Cape,
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Unknown
Education: University of Transkei, Rhodes University

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi Biography

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is a well-known South African constitutional and land lawyer. He’s currently a senior counsel.

His adventure into the world of law was to fulfil his father’s unfulfilled dream. At this, he’s not only succeeded, but he’s also encouraging younger folk to walk the path of law as well.

His legal studies began at the University of the Transkei. He later studied for his LLM at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. He would start his legal career in the same town, at the Legal Resource Centre and the Legal Aid Clinic in Mthatha.

After that, he was appointed as a clerk under Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson. He’s been marching in the orbit of South African law since.


For one who has kept several aspects of his life private, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s age is surprisingly public. The senior counsel was born in 1976. So at the time of writing, he’s 45 years. He’ll be 46 in December.

Net Worth

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is doing pretty well as a lawyer and senior counsel in the South African judiciary. His net worth is one subject he would never be caught dead disusing.

Although he wouldn’t speak about his net worth, his fans and admirers have been doing the talking. At the time of writing, he’s said to have a net worth of almost $800k – not a bad sum by South African standards.


One aspect of Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s life that he’s successfully kept away from the public is his marital status. The bar ace has not revealed details of his wife or girlfriend – if any.

That notwithstanding, the word out there is that he’s married but would rather keep quiet about it.


Tembeka Ngcukaitobi might be a public figure, but he isn’t too keen on the public knowing too much about him and his family. So details about his family are not available out there.

At any rate, he’s said to have a deep bond with his father, Gcinabantu, a mineworker, and had elected to read law to fulfil his father’s unfulfilled dream. His mother was a domestic worker and later a teacher at a school for the disabled.


Among the best-known avenues to rise fast in the legal world is publishing law books. Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is well aware of this. So, not surprisingly, he’s penned several books.

Among his known titles are “Land Matters” and “The Land is Ours,” for which he has a website. In the second book given, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi profiled some key blacks in South Africa’s legal history.

These lawyers include Pixley ka Isaka Seme, Alfred Mangena, George Montsioa, Henry Sylvester-Williams, and Richard Msimang.

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is keenly interested in land law, and he’s never hidden his displeasure in black farmers not being able to access land to continue their agricultural adventures.

Other known titles ascribed to Tembeka Ngcukaitobi include “Collective Bargaining in the Workplace” and “The Constitutional Law Casebook.”


He might be famous for his public services, but Tembeka Ngcukaitobi cannot dwell on his salary or how much he earns practising law in South Africa.

While the specifics of his salary are unknown, on average, a senior counsel (the equivalent of a senior advocate in Nigeria) earns an average annual salary of R1.28 million annually.

Sticking to that earning metric, then it’s safe to say he’s a millionaire.


Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is a member of the Johannesburg Bar. He’s a part of the Duma Nokwe Group of Advocates.

Duma Nokwe Group is one of the biggest in and one of the most respected. It was founded by Philemon Pearce Dumasile Nokwe, a South African activist and legislator who became the first black advocate at the Johannesburg bar in 1956.

He died almost 12 years later, in 1978, but the principles he lived by continue to guide those now in charge of the chambers he left behind.

Contact Details

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has not given his contact details, but the Johannesburg Society of Advocates, to which he belongs, has given some details on how to reach him.

Phone Number: 011 282 3700

Fax Number: 011 884 6453

Email Address:

Neither the phone numbers nor the email has been vetted, and there’s no assurance one will get a response from sending an email to the address given.

However, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has listed as his website on his Instagram page. On that platform, he’s listed as the author. In addition, an email and phone number were provided for those who want to reach him.

Interesting, both details differ from the one given by the Johannesburg Society of Advocates.

Phone: 011 929 8848


His location was given as Johannesburg.

He’s active on Instagram and might be reached, by a direct message or by a mention, via the handle @tembekangcukaitobi.

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