Links Michael Honiball is proud to be a member or associated with the following organisations:

Werkmans Inc:

Established in the early 1900s. Werksmans Attorneys is a leading South African corporate and commercial law firm serving multinationals, listed companies, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and government.

Operating in Gauteng and the Western Cape, and a member of the LEX Africa Alliance and The Interlex Group, the firm’s reputation is built on the combined experience of Werksmans and Jan S. de Villiers, which merged in 2009.

LEX Africa was established in 1993 as the first and largest African legal network and offers huge potential for Werksmans’ clients as it provides a gateway to Africa to companies seeking to do business on the continent. Each LEX Africa member firm specialises in corporate and commercial law and dispute resolution combined with intimate knowledge of the local customs, business practices, cultures and languages of each country.

In addition, Werksmans joined The Interlex Group in 2017, as its first member in Africa. The Interlex Group is an association of leading law firms around the world that cooperate to provide a complete range of international legal and business services to clients. Interlex is ranked as one of the elite networks in the world by Chambers & Partners.

With a formidable track record in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Werksmans is distinguished by the people, clients and work that it attracts and retains.

Werksmans’ more than 180 lawyers are a powerful team of independent-minded individuals who share a common service ethos. The firm’s success is built on a solid foundation of insightful and innovative deal structuring and legal advice, a keen ability to understand business and economic imperatives and a strong focus on achieving the best legal outcome for clients.

World Service Group:

Relationships and knowledge continue to be the key to business opportunities. World Services has created a group organized around those professionals engaged in significant transactions around the world. WSG offers a place where those professionals with common clients, contacts and transactions can build relationships and exchange information to create superior and extended opportunities.

Siber Ink Publishers:

Siber Ink is a niche publisher of law, tax and accounting materials for the professional market in South Africa.

Their materials are current and top quality to equip people to be more effective in their work. They aim especially to publish material that is based on a regulated or legislated framework in ACCESSIBLE language without compromising on AUTHORITY.


Expert Guides:

Expert Guides have been providing counsel with access to the world’s leading business lawyers in specific areas of law for over 15 years. They cover all the key practice areas of business law, undertaking continuous research to identify only the best individuals in more than 25 practice areas and over 60 jurisdictions worldwide. Their methodology ensures only lawyers with independent nominations for excellence appear in the guides.

Expert Guides was the first to publish international guides to individual lawyers in 1994 and continues to lead the field. Each practice area guide benefits from a new edition every two years, meaning their information is consistently up-to-date. Their website contains all our research findings in one convenient place, allowing in-house counsel to find the best lawyers in a range of jurisdictions and helping private practitioners to make referral decisions.

Expert Guides are published by Legal Media Group, the legal publishing arm of Euromoney Institutional Investor, one of the world’s leading financial publishers.



The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is a unique professional body providing members with a local, national and international learning and business network focusing on the responsible stewardship of assets today and across the generations.

STEP provides education, training, representation and networking for its members. Members advise clients on the broad business of the management of personal finance.

Full members of STEP are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.


University of Johannesburg:

As from 1 February 2010, Michael was appointed a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences at the University of Johannesburg in terms of a 3-year contract. In 2013, he was appointed permanently and is a Professor of Practice (Taxation) in the Department of Accounting. He lectured on Taxation on the MCom (Taxation) and on the Postgraduate Diploma in International Tax courses. He was previously a lecturer in the Department of Law at the University if the Witwatersrand for 12 years. 

The Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences of the University of Johannesburg has a distinctive financial focus that sets it apart from other commerce faculties in South Africa. Its programme mix consists of a particular selection of B.Com, MCom and DCom degrees and diplomas that attempt to address the rapidly growing demand for skills in the fields of accountancy, financial economics and econometrics, taxation and financial decision making. The faculty has already established itself as a national leader in teaching and producing candidate Chartered Accountants and Chartered Management Accountants.

The Faculty is the one of the largest faculties in the institution, hosting approximately 20% of enrolled students.  The programmes offered by the Faculty are organized within four departments, each with a unique focus:

The faculty comprises the following: 

  • the Department of Accountancy;
  • the Department of Finance and Investment Management;
  • the Department of Economics and Econometrics; and
  • the Department of Commercial Accounting.

The Department of Accountancy:

  • is the biggest residential provider of chartered accountants in South Africa;
  • offers quality programmes which are accredited by various professional bodies ;
  • offers extensive support to learners from disadvantaged communities;
  • is the biggest participant in the SAICA Thuthuka programme which benefits black students and black chartered accountants; and
  • employ lecturers who boast an infectious passion for their task as educators. 
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