ABOUT US _


Why we #QuestionConvention.

ABOUT US _


 

ALT Advisory is a dynamic legal advisory firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa that focuses on public law, emergent technology, media law, and data privacy.

In a rapidly developing digital world, ALT Advisory seeks to question convention and promote rights-based disruptive innovation.

#QuestionConvention.

Developing international human rights law.

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OUR PEOPLE _


The ALT Advisory Team.

Avani Singh (ALT)

Avani Singh

Director // Co-Founder

LinkedIn | @AvaniS_RSA

  • Avani focuses on media law, data privacy, and electoral reform at the domestic, regional and international levels, with a particular interest in researching, advising and training in the areas of freedom of expression, online regulation, and privacy in Africa. Before forming ALT, Avani practised media law at Webber Wentzel and constitutional and international law at the Legal Resources Centre. She has represented clients before various courts and tribunals, including media complaints mechanisms, in South Africa and appeared before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

    • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (with Right of Appearance).
    • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces of South Africa.
    • B.Comm., LL.B. (University of Pretoria).
    • Certificates in Privacy Law and Policy (University of Amsterdam); Advanced Topics in Internet Governance, Civil Society and Policy Advocacy (Central European University); Human Rights and the Marketplace (University of the Witwatersrand); and Advanced Administrative Law (University of the Witwatersrand).
    • Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji at the International Criminal Court (2013).
    • Justice Thembile Skweyiya at the Constitutional Court of South Africa (2010).
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Michael Power

Director // Co-Founder

LinkedIn | @MikePowerRSA

  • Michael focuses on digital rights and the implementation and development of domestic and international law, with a particular interest in researching and advising on freedom of expression online, cybercrimes, freedom of assembly and association, privacy, encryption, and the development of public interest and emergent technologies in Africa. Before forming ALT, Michael practised constitutional and international law at the Legal Resources Centre. He has appeared before various courts and tribunals in South Africa, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (with Right of Appearance).
    • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces of South Africa.
    • B.A., LL.B. (with Distinction), LL.M. (with Distinction) (University of the Witwatersrand).
    • Certificate in International Trade Regulation (University of Bern).
    • Justice Bess Nkabinde at the Constitutional Court of South Africa (2014).
    • Justice Kathleen Satchwell at the Gauteng Division, Johannesburg (2011).
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Jessie Rashid

Office Manager

LinkedIn | @Rashid_Jessie

  • Jessie attends to ALT Advisory’s office administration and client relations.

    A wife and a mother of three wonderful children, Jessie is continuously developing her business management and administration skills.

    Outside of work, Jessie enjoys spending time with her family and reading literature.

    • Certificate in Office Administration and Client Care (Law Society of South Africa).
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Promoting rights-based technology innovation.

OUR VISION / MISSION _


 

  • Mission

    ALT Advisory seeks to provide dynamic legal advisory services which assist our clients in the protection, promotion, and development of fundamental rights relevant in the digital age.

  • Vision

    ALT Advisory envisages a future in which fundamental rights are protected and promoted, on- and offline, and rights-based technology innovation underlies inclusive information societies.

Developing Africa’s digital rights landscape.

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OUR POLICIES _


 

Accessibility

Promoting access for all people, including people with disabilities. 

Best Practices

Promoting the best business and corporate practices.

Equality

Making ALT a safe space for people online.

Open Source

Supporting free/libre and open-source software (FLOSS) development.

Privacy

Protecting your personal information and advising you on how your data is used.

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Safeguarding digital rights and privacy in Africa.

EMPOWERMENT _


 

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is an initiative by the South African Government that seeks to redress previous patterns of disadvantage in the South African economy.

In terms of the revised B-BBEE Codes, ALT has a Level 4 BEE Status with 100% procurement recognition.

ALT’s BEE certification is available on request.

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