There was a time during our first year of operation when the pressures of governmental departments, city by-laws and regulatory agencies began their steady crushing pressure on us as a fledgling organisation. Because what we do is a unique and a new step for NPO’s in SA, our two founding members struggled to find professionals who could relate to what they were envisioning and trying to build, and a government department who knew how to categorise and register us.
They were referred to Nicole Copley and NGOLAW through their business consultant. She (and her team) are incredibly knowledgeable on NGO law and regulations in South Africa, and it was evident when they consulted and worked with our founders to create our social enterprise that the vast practical experience and networking that they have acquired over many years of trade, while still retaining a gentle and nurturing attitude towards their NPO clients, should give them a market-leading edge in the industry. It was evident at the very early stages of our dealings together that the knowledge that could be gleaned from one another would be most beneficial.
We look forward to a continued fruitful relationship with NGOLAW as we grow, expand and flourish in the years to come. Thank you for all your help thus far Nicole!
Wade Schultz and Wendy Vermeulen