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This is your FIRST STEP if you are looking for legal or professional support. We:

  • Guarantee a response within 1 working hour,
  • Are uncomplicated, friendly and professional,
  • Our fees are sensitive to the South African economy,
  • Have a team of professionals in all major Cities,
  • Function with integrity, attention to detail and are objective driven,
  • Use technology, innovation and internal processes to streamline your experience,
  • Strive to improve the sector we operate in.

 

SERVICES | AMASEVISI


In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


E-CONSULTS


An E-Consult is an effective way to receive expedited support for select, once off or ad hoc matters. Please visit the menu item for more information on this process. CLICK HERE

 

OPERATIONAL DAYS & TIMES


South African Working days. No public holidays.

  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
  • Friday 09h00-13h00.

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Business Liability and Risk


Understanding Business Liability and Risk Laws in South Africa

Running a business in South Africa is exciting but comes with certain responsibilities. Business liability and risk laws are designed to protect not only your business but also your employees, customers, and the public.

Business Structures and Liability

In South Africa, choosing the right business structure is crucial because it impacts your liability. Sole proprietorships and partnerships often come with personal liability, meaning your personal assets could be used to settle business debts. On the other hand, private companies (Pty Ltd) and public companies limit the liability of owners and shareholders to the amount they invested in the business.

Contracts and Agreements

Contracts are the backbone of business operations. They outline the responsibilities and rights of each party involved. It’s important to draft clear and comprehensive contracts to minimize risk. Breach of contract can result in legal disputes, so always ensure agreements are legally sound and mutually understood.

Insurance

Business insurance is your safety net. Various types of insurance cover liabilities, such as public liability insurance, which protects you if a third party is injured or their property is damaged due to your business activities. Professional indemnity insurance is also essential for service-based businesses to protect against claims of negligence or inadequate service.

Employment Laws

Employers must adhere to South African employment laws to avoid legal risks. This includes fair recruitment, providing safe working conditions, fair dismissal procedures, and honouring employment contracts. The Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act are key legislations that guide these practices.

Consumer Protection

The Consumer Protection Act ensures that businesses do not engage in unfair practices. It mandates that goods sold meet certain quality standards, and services rendered must not be misleading. Knowing and complying with these regulations helps in building trust with your customers and avoiding legal troubles.

Compliance with Sector-Specific Regulations

Different industries have specific regulations. For example, the Financial Services sector has rigorous compliance requirements to protect consumers and maintain market integrity. Always stay informed about the regulations specific to your industry.

Understanding these facets of business liability and risk in South Africa helps you run a compliant and secure business, paving the way for sustainable growth and success.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Business Liability and Risk