Legal Compliance and Regulation


You’re sitting on the Next Big Thing. It’s good – Uber for dogs, AirBnB for husbands, Slack for God or PayPal for hugs. You’ve got an idea up your sleeve, you’re developing a product for manufacture or you’re seeking investment opportunities on a project. But, you’ve got one big question that keeps you up and night and won’t go away – is it legal? Keeping your operation above board betters efficiency, improves reputational reliability, keeps unpredictable regulators at bay and increases investment potential.

If you’re an international company looking to start operations in South Africa, or a local enterprise seeking to enter a new field or ensure you’re compliant with your industry’s current red tape, your operations need to be lawful. Businesses often fail to appreciate how many laws have an effect on their operations, and subsequently, they fail to be compliant until it’s too late.

Particularly in the growing fields of ICT, e-commerce and other web-based services, statutory duties imposed on your business can be intimidating, confusing and difficult to navigate. The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013, Know Your Customer rules, the Consumer Protection Act 68 0f 2008… It’s a headache and it all changes so fast. With our understanding of cutting-edge technologies and grasp of the most recent local and international law, Legalese can partner with you to ensure your business is compliant with your industry’s applicable legislation, rules and regulations and your interactions with online processing, data and personal information are efficient,  compliant and safe.

We’ll tailor any of our products to assist your particular needs at any stage of your operation, no matter your size or sector. We aim to partner with you from the get-go, providing information and implementation guidance whatever your stage of development in order to avoid difficulties, liability and costs later on. After all, prevention is far better (and cheaper) than a cure!

1.

CONSUMER- FACING COMPLIANCE

  • Creation or review of your business’ terms of engagement
  • Assistance in mapping duties and obligations of service providers (e.g. importers, buyers, sellers, importers, and manufacturers)
  • Product recall navigation
  • Compliance advice regarding the Consumer Protection Act and other laws

2.

SECTOR- SPECIFIC REGUALTIONS

  • Assistance in understanding and achieving the necessary registrations, permits and licenses applicable to your business’ sector (e.g. drones, wearable tech, luxury clothing)

3.

ACTION- SPECIFIC REGUALTIONS

  • -Assistance in understanding and achieving the potential registrations, permits or licenses applicable to your business’ actions (e.g. importing technology, launching a new product, trading in controlled goods)

4.

PRE-LAUNCH COMPLIANCE ADVICE

  • “Taster advice” available for a wide range of industries, products and services
  • Answers to either wide-ranging or specific questions
  • Comprehensive overview and compliance survey with assistance throughout procedure
  • Creation of bespoke operation checklists for your operations

5.

GOVERNMENT REGULATORS

  • Engagement and facilitation with regulators such as CAA, ICASA, CIPC and SABS
  • Help in understanding which regulators to engage with and how

6.

DISTRIBUTION SERVICES

  • Advice on cross-border distribution (e.g. labels, pricing, standards, specifications, duties)
  • Ensure that your products or services are legally compliant when entering and exiting South Africa

7.

POPI- COMPLIANCE

  • POPI requires a host of compliance measures from anyone engaging with personal information
  • Packages available for step-by-step, comprehensive preparation for implementation of the impending legislation
  • Available for companies and processors

8.

DATA SERVICES

  • Advice on data use, privacy and surveillance within the workplace
  • Creation of internal and customer-facing policies
  • Review of your company’s harvesting, trade or transfer in data’s legality (South African and EU/US law)

9.

WEBSITE AND E-COMMERCE POLICIES

  • Creation or review of the vital policies for your website or application
  • Policies include: Terms of Use, Terms of Service, Intellectual Property, Disclaimer and Privacy Policies
  • Assistance in understanding legislated duties and obligations

10.

SPECIFIC ONLINE-FOCUS SERVICES

  • Advice on particular function or feature of website or app (e.g. cryptography, payment systems, agency, intermediary, data-use, Consumer Protection Act applicability)

Price list

SERVICE

PRICE*

Terms of engagement

R7 000.00

E-commerce platform transaction advice

R3 000.00

Consumer duties and obligations review

R4 000.00

Consumer product recall

Starting at R5 000.00

Consumer legislation compliance advice

R4 000.00

Industry-specific permit and license advice

Starting at R4 000.00

Pre-launch compliance ‘taster’ advice

Starting at R4 000.00

Government regulator engagement

Starting at R4 000.00

Regulatory Compliance Checklist

R6 000.00

Import/export advice

Starting at R5 000.00

POPI compliance

Starting at R3 000.00

size dependent

Data trade compliance review

Starting at R3 000.00

size dependent

Data duties and obligations advice

R4 000.00

Data duties duties and obligations advice and implementation

Starting at R6 000.00

Website and application policy creation (Terms of Use, Terms of Service, Intellectual Property, Disclaimer and Privacy Policies)

R7 000.00

Existing policy review and comment

R3 000.00

Website and application compliance advice

R4 000

size dependent

excl. VAT

Contact Us

190A Buitengracht St
Bo Kaap
Cape Town
8000
3rd Floor, 2 Merchant Place 
Cnr Fredman Dr & Rivonia Rd 
Sandton
2196