Verlie Oosthuizen Partner, Head of Social Media Law



BA, LLB (University of KwaZulu-Natal), LLM Information and Communications Law (WITS)

Specialisations and Interests

Verlie specialises in all aspects of employment law, as well as social media law (which team she heads up) and Protection of Personal Information (POPIA) compliance. She specialises in:

·       Disciplinary hearings

·       Employment equity

·       Bargaining and collective rights

·       Conciliations and arbitrations in the CCMA

·       Labour Court proceedings

·       Training executives and business owners on the implications of their employees being active on social media

·       Devising social media policies and procedures for employers

·       Advice on and implementation of successful social media strategies

·       Social media advice and training in schools, universities and for the general public

·       Social media litigation

Verlie develops bespoke planning strategies for companies relating to their data protection requirements and POPIA compliance and provides training to multinational companies regarding this new legislation.