On Your Side


  1. To understand the perils that they face when conducting business in sub-Saharan Africa.

  2. To reduce legal, security, business, and, terrorism risks with expert briefings and advice.

  3. To safeguard against spurious legal claims by being compliant and understanding the legal systems.

  4. To reduce risk to the company and or employees to manageable levels by being pro-active and finding cost-effective solutions.



JKLS Africa existed since 2011 and recently relocated to Europe, Switzerland. Most of what we do is pro-active in nature or should be. There is no reason to take risks that can be reduced to manageable levels.


We reduce legal risk. We provide expert legal advice for sub-Saharan African jurisdictions like South Africa and Nigeria.


We are results orientated in approach. Solutions are demanded and obtained.


Our legal advice includes but is not limited to all types of commercial legal contracts, company structuring, high-level negotiations, joint ventures, general legal advice, legal compliance and legal forensics including personal security. 

See the trailers below for quick introduction.


This briefing is based upon decades of security & legal experience to be found nowhere else. The messages within will save lives.

​The JKLS Hostage Survival/Prevention Briefing is not supposed to turn you into a Special Operations operator but to give you common sense knowledge to survive as a hostage (should it happen), and  to save your corporate goodwill and reputation.

The briefing takes 6-8 hours to complete and is for Executives only.

Please Note:

  • We do not conduct hostage rescues. That is a State function.

  • We do not conduct hostage negotiations. That is a State function.

  • We do not deliver ransom money. That is a State function.


Legal and Security Risks can be reduced dramatically with expert knowledge
​We are here to help you.


During the past 28 years, Koos Kotze has made a commendable contribution to the well being, sustainability, and security of multiple businesses in sub-Saharan Africa ranging from start-ups to listed companies. He is an expert in dismantling crisis situations and determining a sound response to threats before they occur or become serious.

Starting his career in the South African Police Force (1985-1991) and then studying law at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, he graduated in 1997 with the law degrees B Iuris & LLB.  Koos is highly experienced on all sides of the legal spectrum, police, state prosecutor, human rights attorney, defense counsel, and corporate legal advisor. He subsequently wrote dozens of books on law, business, counter-terrorism, and security both under his own and that of a chosen pseudo name. There is little that he does not know regarding security and legal issues in sub-Saharan Africa. As such he conducts briefings on hostage prevention and survival to corporate clients as well as country briefings via his legal consultancy, JKLS Africa, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He has a wealth of experience as a legal professional in Southern and Western Africa. His experience includes all types of commercial legal work such as commercial contracts including IT, rental, commercial & compliance with full litigation oversight & property law, security-related contracts with major oil companies and general legal & business & security overview advice. His approach is unconventional conventional... that is a solid belief in compliance and establishing protocols but also outside of the box thinking to get cost-effective solutions. 

Koos is happily married to Rebecca, an American-Swiss businesswoman.

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JKLS Africa is closed on the Sabbath (Saturday)



+41 76 210 03 19

Lausanne, Switzerland

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