Legal and Compliance Officer at Phumelela Gaming & Leisure

  • Permanent Senior EE position

  • Turffontein, Gauteng

  • Undisclosed cost to company incl benefits

  • Job 2187429

  • Posted 07 Feb 2018 by Phumelela Gaming and Leisure

About the Position

To provide legal and compliance services to the Group in accordance with the organizations objectives and strategy.

  • Matric or equivalent (Please attach a copy of your matric certificate)
  • LLB, admission as an Attorney 5 years Professional Legal and compliance experience
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of the South African corporate laws and regulations
  • Strong experience at managing compliance at a group level
  • Strong contract drafting skills on commercial agreements
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Advanced business communication skills enabling verbal and written communication at all levels
  • The ability to interact with people at all levels in the organization and in the socio-economic environment
  • The ability to determine deadlines and execute outputs accordingly without exceeding target dates
  • The ability to act within the code of conduct and maintain a professional image at all times
  • Have ability to work under pressure and time management.

Compliance Support

  • Oversee compliance plans, processes, workflows, procedures and manuals
  • Keep abreast of developments within the regulatory environment;
  • Monitor and interpret industry developments and relevant laws and regulations;
  • Provide guidance, advice, awareness and training on matters pertaining to compliance
  • Manage and report compliance breaches and exposures
  • Prepare and present reports to senior management and relevant regulatory bodies
  • Legal Management
  • Litigation
  • Consider merits of possible litigation
  • Conduct research on case law
  • Update litigation register on a monthly basis

Desired Skills

  • knowledge and understanding of the South African corporate laws and regulations
  • Strong contract drafting skills on commercial agreements

Desired Work Experience

  • 5 to 10 years Legal Advisory

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Degree

About The Employer

Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited is a JSE-listed, level 2 B-BBEE business, which is licensed to operate horseracing and totalisator betting in seven of South Africa's nine provinces.

Horseracing in Gauteng was corporatised and totally restructured in 1997. Phumelela was formed that year and later listed on the JSE in June 2002 in order to facilitate the "corporatisation" of horseracing in Gauteng.

"Corporatisation" came about at the behest of the Gauteng Provincial Government in order for the sport to remain competitive within a burgeoning gambling market that was about to legalise casinos and a national lottery in South Africa.

A critical element of the restructuring was a commitment to rationalise the horseracing infrastructure in order to, inter alia, "facilitate transformation, transparency, accountability and create a sustainable business model".

The three racing clubs that had run racing in the region until then transferred their assets to the new company, Phumelela, which took over the management of the sport in the province.

Phumelela's main shareholder, the Thoroughbred Horseracing Trust (35% shareholder), is a not-for-profit entity which was formed at the insistence of the Gauteng Provincial Government.

Employer & Job Benefits

  • Medical Aid
  • Pension Fund

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