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  • 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.



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.



For free services you could engage with an organization such as or visit 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.


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



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  • Friday 09h00-13h00.



Joint Ventures, Partnerships and Franchising Agreements

Joint Ventures

A joint venture (JV) in South Africa is when two or more businesses agree to collaborate on a specific project, often for a limited period. It's like when two friends decide to work together on a school project, pooling their resources and skills. Each party maintains its separate business identity but works together on a particular task. For instance, a South African company might team up with a foreign company to develop new technology, sharing both the rewards and risks.


A partnership is a bit more permanent than a joint venture. Think of it like starting a lemonade stand with your friend where you share the work, profits, and liabilities. In South Africa, partnerships can be straightforward to set up. Partners contribute money, property, or skills, and in return, they share in the profits (or losses) of the business. It’s essential for partners to have a clear agreement outlining how everything will be shared and the role each partner will play.

Franchising Agreements

Franchising is like opening a branch of your favourite fast-food restaurant. A franchisor (the original business owner) allows a franchisee (you) to use its brand and business model. In South Africa, franchising is a popular way to start a new business with an established brand. The franchisee pays a fee and agrees to follow the franchisor’s guidelines. This way, the franchisee gets the benefit of an established business model, and the franchisor expands its brand presence without directly managing new locations.

How They Work Legally

In South Africa, all these business forms involve legal agreements to protect all parties involved. For a joint venture or partnership, this involves contracts detailing duties, profit sharing, and what happens if things don’t go as planned. In franchising, the agreement includes things like fees, operational guidelines, and marketing support.

Understanding these basics can help you decide which business model might work best for your venture in South Africa. Always consider getting legal advice to ensure everything runs smoothly.

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.

Joint Ventures, Partnerships and Franchising Agreements