Education institutions face the same challenges as any other enterprise. The education sector in South Africa has seen an increased amount of shifts from the public to private sector as well as technological advancements in recent years and faces amongst others, regulatory burdens, employment issues, disputes involving service delivery, and keen competition. This applies as much to publicly funded institutions as it does to independent schools, universities, and vocational training centres.

Our team, consisting of lawyers from our corporate/commercial, dispute resolution, and employment law practices, advises clients in this sector on a range of issues covering transactional and regulatory matters, as well as staff and student relationships.

Drawing on our expertise in dealing with regulatory bodies, we provide a comprehensive service offering to investors and institutions in this sector as well as new entrants.

We have experience and expertise dealing with:

  • Educational institutions wishing to set up operations in other countries
  • Investors and service providers
  • Funding requirements
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Establishing PPPs and joint ventures
  • Corporate governance
  • Developing policies and constitutional documents
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Conflict management and dispute resolution
  • Employment law issues including disciplinary procedures
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Real estate issues

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