"WE CAN'T SOLVE PROBLEMS
BY USING THE SAME KIND OF
THINKING WE USED WHEN WE
CREATED THEM."

Albert Einstein

PROBLEM SOLVING

When a competitor bursts upon the scene, you’re expected to come up with fresh ideas. When the team faces an obstacle that could kill your business, you have to find a way around it. This demands on-the-spot creative thinking. Without a business partner or legal support to help you work through these challenges, you may find yourself under plenty of pressure with no solutions at hand.

I offer a safe environment where you can bounce ideas off in complete confidentiality. The creative process requires divergent thinking. This refers to individual preparation, collective discussion, elaboration and finally the selection of ideas. My background in business and law enables me to ask the questions that will stimulate your thought process.

Source: Larry Alton

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PROBLEM SOLVING

When a competitor bursts upon the scene, you’re expected to come up with fresh ideas. When the team faces an obstacle that could kill your business, you have to find a way around it. This demands on-the-spot creative thinking. Without a business partner or legal support to help you work through these challenges, you may find yourself under plenty of pressure with no solutions at hand.

I offer a safe environment where you can bounce ideas off in complete confidentiality. The creative process requires divergent thinking. This refers to individual preparation, collective discussion, elaboration and finally the selection of ideas. My background in business and law enables me to ask the questions that will stimulate your thought process.

Source: Larry Alton

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LEADERSHIP EMPOWERMENT

Without leadership, your flock won’t fly. To maximise productivity and take your team to where they need to be, you have to be an effective leader. 

I will guide you and provide the necessary tools to reboot yourself and restore your focus to lead your business with confidence and sound business decisions.

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE:

A set of principles,
policies and processes to ensure accountability,
fairness and transparency in a business’s
relationship with its stakeholders.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

It’s fun to be the boss. Until you have to be serious and responsible to ensure your business complies with the law. Start with rules and policies. From the number of vacation days your employees get to the proper protocol for protecting your clients’ personal information. These details aren’t the fun part of your mission to change the world, but they’re crucial to ensure the sustainability of your business, no matter how big or small.

I can help you put the correct policies and processes in place, including compliance with POPIA, from the moment you embark on this exciting journey.

Source: Larry Alton

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PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS

I work with a trusted network of professionals. If it becomes evident that you need advice beyond my jurisdiction, I will connect you with the relevant professional and provide them with the correct information to assist you, subject to your consent.

After the initial introduction, all correspondence will be directly between you and the professional.

DATA PROTECTION SPECIALIST

We’re moving in times of change, especially given the fast pace of digitalisation. New data protection and privacy laws affect the way we work and do business. This transition needs to be actively managed because it requires comprehensive change. As the head of business, you need to ensure all employees and business partners move to the same rhythm and risk gaps are closed.

I can help you address these risk gaps. I can either act as the Data Protection Officer or provide support to your registered Data Protection Officer. While your organisation is ultimately responsible for signing off on decisions on data processing, the role of the Data Protection Officer is to inform and advise, monitor compliance, and act as the contact for the Regulator, as well as for data subjects.

 

  • With a firm grasp of the elements that produce effective product and service design, I can collaborate, persuade, and manage projects with multiple cross-functional stakeholders to ensure that your organisation is POPIA compliant, and all regulations are met on an ongoing basis.
  • I learned to speak the language of the average citizen, not in legal jargon, to handle requests and complaints from data subjects.
  • I am experienced in dealing with different ways of thinking and doing business, and have the flexibility to marshal these differences into a successful result.

You can choose between paying per project or a monthly fee, saying goodbye to costly hourly rates.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • “Team Africa Ventures engaged Mareli to advise on various legal aspects relating to commercial agreements and compliance of our portfolio of investment companies. Mareli provided expert advice, acted with great professionalism and delivered well ahead of time. We highly recommend her services.”

    Daniel Guasco
  • “Mareli has helped me with two previous projects and I cannot stress enough how vital her input was to keep me in the right direction. She simply understands the bigger picture. Her knowledge of law, especially the protection of personal information, is wide and detailed, and she easily incorporates this into the delicate creative space.”

    Dr Sonia Hough