Justine Limpitlaw is a specialist electronic communications law consultant based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She has consulted as an expert advisor to governments, companies, international organisations, self-regulatory and industry bodies, and non-governmental organisations in the African Union, Ethiopia, Iraq, Namibia, South Africa, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe.

Justine is the author of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s multi-volume Media Law Handbook for Southern Africa (first (2012) and second editions (2021)), and the two-volume Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa (2016). She is also the South African chapter contributor to Global Telecommunications Law and Practice.

She has represented and advised a range of telecommunications and broadcasting clients on various regulatory matters including:

  • licensing,
  • interconnection,
  • content regulation,
  • organisational structuring,
  • finance,
  • freedom of expression,
  • online regulation,
  • access to information, and
  • administrative justice.  

She has drafted legislation, legislative amendments, regulations, licences, contracts, opinions, licence applications, position papers and litigation pleadings and has acted as a legislative advisor for clients and appeared before South African Parliamentary Portfolio Committees on a number of occasions.

Various pro bono engagements included advising non-governmental organizations on administrative justice, access to information, freedom of expression and community broadcasting matters.