Mfana Gwala holds a Baccalaureus Procurationis (B.Proc.) degree from the University of South Africa. An admitted attorney with the right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. He has practised as an attorney since 2010, firstly, for his account and currently as a Partner in Dentons South Africa. Dentons is a polycentric, and largest global law firm with more than 10 000 lawyers, with a presence in 167 locations in 73 countries across the globe. A firm of attorneys focusing on litigation, advisory, alternative dispute resolution, and drafting, corporate and commercial, capital markets. Gwala is a Partner in Dentons based in the Sandton office of the firm. He has a strong background in litigation and conflict management particularly in the field of public sector law, employment and labour and law.

He has advised clients such as various organs of state and private companies and litigated on behalf of various organs of state such as government departments, state-owned enterprises, municipalities, and others. He has also litigated at the CCMA, Bargaining Council, Labour Court, various divisions of the High Court, including the Supreme Court of Appeal, and the Constitutional Court.

Gwala is a member of the Executive Committee and Council of the Law Society of South Africa. He is a Member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for the appointment of Sheriffs (current), a committee advising the minister of justice. The National Executive Committee of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers. Gwala is a Commissioner for the Small Claims Court since 2016 to date.