Non-profit legal service

Legal solutions for Non-Profit & Social Impact Organisations

If you’re changing the world, you need a legal partner to fight the good fight with you. Legalese has deep roots in social justice and can help with structuring, compliance and the day-to-day of running a non-profit or social enterprise.



We’ve curated a few of our popular products, but check out our service pages for more pricing. Or just get in touch to chat.

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Client Terms
R6 950.00
Employment Contract
R6 400.00
Company Registration – Non Profit Company
R6 950.00
Company Registration – Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd)
R3 500.00
Legal Consultation
R1 550.00
Manufacturer Agreement
R9 000.00
Online Compliance Bundle – Website terms and conditions, and a Privacy Policy
R12 000.00
Service Level Agreement (Standard)
R7 750.00
Shareholders Agreement (Simple)
R9 000.00

You want to change the world, but you don’t know where to start. You are passionate about making a difference and want to make an impact through social justice. The world is changing at a rapid pace, and so are funding models for non-profit entities. As conventional funding channels dry up, nonprofits are looking at more creative ways to generate income, whilst being careful not to jeopardise their coveted tax-exempt status with SARS.

Various forms of non-profit structures are emerging, which range from non-profits delving into business activities to earn income, to hybrid structures such as social enterprises.

Legalese can help nonprofits to explore alternative funding models and structures. We work with trusts, associations, non-profit companies as well as for-profit entities that are looking at ways to enhance their social impact. There are various facets to running a non-profit, which require compliance on all spectrums, including tax and governance. Our service offering includes non-profit company registrations, application for PBO and Section 18A (Donor Deduction) status to SARS, registration with the Department of Social Development, training workshops, volunteer policies, social enterprise structuring and more.

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Non-Profit & Social Impact
What is the Difference Between a Memorandum of Incorporation and a Constitution

The terms “memorandum of incorporation” (MOI) and “constitution” are often used interchangeably when referring to the primary governing document of a company, but there are some key differences: Definition: A

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Non-Profit & Social Impact
How can a Memorandum of Incorporation Help Protect a Non-Profit Organisation from Legal Risks

A Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) is a critical document for non-profit organisations (NPOs) in South Africa, serving as the foundation for their legal and operational framework. Here are several ways

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Non-Profit & Social Impact
Securing Your Non-Profit’s Future: The Importance of a Robust Memorandum of Incorporation

Starting a non-profit organisation in South Africa involves several legal steps, one of the most crucial being the drafting of a Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI). This document is essential for

Non-Profit & Social Impact
What Non-Profit Companies need to know about Labour Laws

Labour law is a crucial aspect of any organisation in South Africa, including non-profit companies (“NPCs”). South Africa has an unfortunate history of labour exploitation and the legislature has had

Commercial Law
Legal Benefits for International Non-Profit Companies Expanding Business in South Africa

South Africa, a vibrant and diverse nation located at the southernmost tip of Africa, offers an abundance of opportunities for international non-profit organisations. Beyond its natural beauty and rich cultural

Commercial Law
Tax Considerations for Non-Profit Organisations: Understanding Public Benefit Organisations

Non-profit companies (NPCs) play a vital role in society by serving the public interest or pursuing cultural and social activities for the betterment of communities. Non-profit companies in South Africa

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