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Power Singh Inc. is a public interest law firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa seeking to ensure public and private sector accountability and the full realisation of fundamental rights and freedoms.

Our mission is to offer legal services to underrepresented people and causes, to defend and develop the Constitution and the rule of law, and to ensure just and equitable outcomes for our clients.

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Power Singh Inc. is a public interest law firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa seeking to ensure public and private sector accountability and the full realisation of fundamental rights and freedoms.

Our mission is to offer legal services to underrepresented people and causes, to defend and develop the Constitution and the rule of law, and to ensure just and equitable outcomes for our clients.

Protecting and promoting fundamental rights and freedoms

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Ensuring public and private sector accountability

Practice Areas

Learn about the our practice areas.

  • Constitutional law is the body of law that governs the relationship between the three arms of the state (the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary) and the relationship between the state, the private sector, and the people.

    Chapter 2 of the South African Constitution contains the Bill of Rights which provides people in South Africa with fundamental human rights and freedoms that can be enforced both against the state and private parties.

    Power Singh Inc. assists clients who have been subjected to human rights violations, who seek the full realisation of their fundamental rights and freedoms, or who seek to hold public or private actors accountable.

  • Administrative law, based on the constitutional right to just administrative action, is the body of law that governs the activities and decisions of state departments and organs of state, including rule making, adjudication, or the enforcement of specific regulatory agendas.

    Power Singh Inc. assists clients with administrative law reviews of the decisions and conduct of state bodies to ensure that the exercise of public power is reasonable and procedurally fair.

  • Public international law is the set of rules generally accepted as binding in relations among states. It serves as a framework for the practice of stable and organised international relations and the foundation of international human rights law. International law differs from domestic legal systems in that it applies to countries rather than to private citizens.

    Power Singh Inc. assists clients with defending their fundamental rights and developing international law in domestic courts, as well as through organs of the African Union, the United Nations, and international courts and tribunals.

  • International trade law is the set of rules and customs for handling trade between countries, including the role and functions of domestic trade commissions and the World Trade Organisation.

    Power Singh Inc. assists clients with preparing agreements, dispute settlements, and providing guidance to states and private actors, including on matters relating to restrictions on the trade of sensitive dual-use goods, such as surveillance equipment, and weapons.

  • Media law covers all legal issues affecting the media and the telecommunications industries. This includes the regulation of information communications technology, broadcasting, advertising, journalism, the entertainment industry, content moderation, responses to censorship, internet intermediaries, and online services.

    Digital rights are basically human rights in the digital era. This relates, in particular, to the triad of information rights – freedom of expression, access to information, and privacy – and how they are applied both on- and offline.

    Power Singh Inc. assists clients with a full range of legal services relating to media law and digital rights, including litigation, representations before regulatory tribunals, preparing codes of ethics, vetting, and submissions on proposed laws and policies.

  • Data privacy concerns the lawful handling of personal information, including the collection, dissemination, storage and ultimate deletion. This is premised on the fundamental right to privacy, as well as the need to appropriately balance that right with the public interest in the free flow of information. 

    Power Singh Inc. assist clients with a full range of legal services relating to privacy, data protection, and information law, including litigation, engaging with the Information Regulator, assisting the media, and preparing codes of conduct, binding corporate rules or other relevant policies and notices.

  • Emergent technologies are technologies that are perceived as capable of changing, or disrupting, the status quo. They are characterised by radical novelty, relatively fast growth, coherence, prominent impact, and uncertainty. 

    Emergent technologies include a variety of technologies such as educational technology, information technology, nanotechnology, biotechnology, cognitive science, psychotechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

    Power Singh Inc. provides a range of services to regulators,  technology firms and start-ups, including legal advisory, research and policy drafting, with a view to ensuring that  human rights considerations influence disruptive technology innovation.

  • Every citizen has the right to free, fair and credible elections. Electoral law is the body of law that governs free, fair, and accountable democratic elections, including the use of electronic voting technologies.

    Power Singh Inc. offers a full range of legal services relating to electoral law matters and the interplay with other rights, such as media freedom, access to information, and privacy.

Representing underrepresented people and causes

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Legal Services

Learn about our legal services and how we can assist you.

  • Power Singh Inc. offers a full range of litigation services within its practice areas, which include:

    • High Court and Constitutional Court applications;
    • Appeal and review proceedings in the High Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court;
    • Representation before specialised courts, such as the electoral courts;
    • Class action and test case litigation;
    • Amicus curiae interventions;
    • Urgent applications.
  • Power Singh Inc. provides litigants and law firms with litigation support services, which include:

    • Preparation of legal documents;
    • Legal opinions;
    • Commissioned research;
    • Strategic litigation advice.
  • Power Singh Inc. offers a full range of legal services in various complaints mechanisms in South Africa, which include complaints before the following regulatory bodies:

    • Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa;
    • Complaints and Compliance Committee of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa;
    • Press Council of South Africa.
  • Power Singh Inc. offers a full range of legal services in commissions of inquiry, which include:

    • Representation of interested and affected parties before commissions of inquiry;
    • Investigations, fact-finding, and evidence-gathering;
    • Drafting and research support to secretariats and evidence leaders.
  • In addition to litigation, Power Singh Inc. also offers assistance with various alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, including:

    • Arbitration;
    • Dispute prevention;
    • Mediation;
    • Negotiation; 
    • Settlement conferencing.
  • Power Singh Inc. assists clients with:

    • Advocacy strategies at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council;
    • Developing awareness campaigns to compliment strategic litigation;
    • Engagements and submissions to parliamentary and regulatory bodies;
    • Shareholder and consumer activism;
    • Preparation, planning, and legal compliance for peaceful protests and demonstrations.
  • Power Singh Inc. offers support to clients in both the state and the private sector to undertake investigations and fact-finding missions, including:

    • Investigations of alleged human rights abuses;
    • Trial and election monitoring and observation;
    • Regulatory support for forensic investigations;
    • Identifying and interviewing key stakeholders for strategic and test case litigation.
  • Power Singh Inc. is available to assist clients clients to develop the law in line with the Constitution, international law, and best practices. This includes assisting clients with the following:

    • Presenting written and oral submissions to parliamentary bodies on proposed legislation;
    • Preparing policy documents, legislative white papers, and draft laws;
    • Preparing model laws that can be used for advocacy or to assist states with domestic law reform;
    • Drafting submissions to human rights treaty-body mechanisms, including state reports, shadow reports, and submissions to special rapporteurs.
  • Power Singh Inc. assists clients, including the state, private parties and other lawyers, in preparing legal opinions on particular aspects of the law. Such opinions are informed by domestic frameworks and jurisprudence, international law, and an examination of foreign law from comparative jurisdictions. This includes, for instance, legal opinions on the following:

    • Prospects of success in litigation;
    • The constitutionality of a policy or law;
    • Compliance with a particular legislative framework.

    Legal opinions provided to clients are confidential and subject to legal privilege. 

  • Power Singh Inc. provides regulatory compliance in the area of data protection, which includes:

    • Compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013; 
    • Compliance with the data protection laws of other countries outside of South Africa, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, 2016;
    • Drafting of data protection policies, codes of conduct, consent clauses and notices;
    • Preparation of binding corporate rules to facilitate cross-border transfers.
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Working to develop constitutional and international law

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Power Singh Inc. works in association with ALT Advisory to offer a full range of services that include legal advisory, commissioned research, training, and technology innovation services.

Relying on shared expertise, Power Singh Inc. and ALT Advisory offer clients a full service offering in the areas of public and international law, media law, data privacy, and emergent technology.

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Power Singh Inc. works in association with ALT Advisory to offer a full range of services that include legal advisory, commissioned research, training, and technology innovation services.

Relying on shared expertise, Power Singh Inc. and ALT Advisory offer clients a full service offering in the areas of public and international law, media law, data privacy, and emergent technology.

Defending and promoting human rights and the rule of law 

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Contact us

Our Contact Details

20 Baker Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
+2711 268 6881
+2786 614 5818
Power Singh Inc.
Monday to Friday from 09h00 - 18h00

Consultations

Kindly note that in order to manage our case load, we do not accept walk in clients.

Please contact us to schedule a consultation or fill out our consultations form and we’ll contact you.

Our Contact Details

20 Baker Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
+2711 268 6881
+2786 614 5818
Power Singh Inc.
Monday to Friday from 09h00 - 18h00

Consultations

Kindly note that in order to manage our case load, we do not accept walk in clients.

Please contact us to schedule a consultation or fill out our consultations form and we’ll contact you.

Book a consultation

Please fill out your contact information and we'll contact you shortly. Alternatively, please us a call on +2711 268 6881 or e-mail us at [email protected] Kindly note that all correspondence is kept strictly confidential.
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