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MHI TURNS 19

MHI TURNS 19

It feels like just the other day that Malherbe Hanekom Inc opened its doors in 1999. The modest beginnings was at the Delphi Arena in Tyger valley. Stefanus’office was also the kitchen and Jurgens’ was also the stationery cupboard.

Within a year, we expanded to 297 Durban Road and in 2005 to the bigger 295 Durban Road where we still are today.

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Due to the astounding growth rate and loyal clientele, we now have a sound structure of 8 attorneys, 2 candidate attorneys and an additional staff contingent of 19.

Having started out with a primary focus on Property Law, we now offer our clients a comprehensive service that includes, inter alia, Commercial Law, Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation as well as Insurance Law.

Stefanus Malherbe specializes in property developments and commercial litigation.

Jurgens Tubb focuses  on property law and estate planning and oversees the bond department.

Chris Faure specializes in litigation and general property transfers.

Our credo, unchanged since 1999, is to be available to our clients and deliver professional service in a professional environment. We are focused on delivering outstanding service.

The unique interests of each client is our passion and it will continue to be so. Our commitment is our guarantee.

Thank you to all our loyal clients who have brought us thus far and we look forward to the next 19 years!

 

MHI GOES RED

MHI GOES RED

February is the month of LOVE and everyone wore shades of red to celebrate.

We were spoiled with delicious treats and fun. We even held a lucky draw to establish how many marshmallows could fit in a beautiful glass container.

Kestrel was the winner that guessed spot on!

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Clarina from MES came to visit and presented Stefanus with a living gift. A mint plant that was grown by the GROW clients of MES. They have established herb and vegetable gardens and teaches that through work comes self-respect.

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May we teach others the same values.

 

GREAT BEGINNING TO THE NEW YEAR

GREAT BEGINNING TO THE NEW YEAR

After a blessed year in 2017, most of us could take some time off over the Christmas season to rest and recharge for another exciting year that lies ahead.

We had not forgotten about the children of Blikkiesdorp and early this year we donated stationery and paper to the kids who had burrowed a deep place in our hearts.

Our friend Clarina, that drives the Animal Ambulance and looks after the four legged animals of Blikkiesdorp knows most of the children and they love and respect her. These children are more often than not the ones who bring the sick or hurt animals to her to help mend. It is to these children that we decided to give the much needed stationery so that they may also start their new school year with at least some of the required items on the school’s list.

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We wish you all the best for 2018 and may you too make a difference in others lives.

A PROUD MOMENT

A PROUD MOMENT

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Each year, at the Law Society’s AGM and Conference, the Society recognises the candidates who have achieved the highest marks for each of the professional examinations.

For the past financial period, Leigh Vencencie has achieved the highest mark in the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape provinces for the Conveyancing Examination.

The Law Society bestowed an Award upon her at the Gala dinner event held in East London recently. A proud moment for MHI.

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Jurgens celebrated his 50th birthday this month. He was spoiled by his girls with a cake, a special breakfast and gifts. We gave him the rest of the day off. We wish him health and happiness for the  next 50!

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For the past few years now we have collected packages filled with love for MES. They provide life skills and other workshops to the homeless communities of Bellville, Parow, Durbanville and Brackenfell. At their yearend function MES presents these gifts together with a certificate to celebrate them enrolling in the program and taking responsibility for their lives so that they may start a journey of healing and rehabilitation.

We thank Crystal Cool Logistix, Uphando Forensic Services, all the personnel at MHI and their families and friends for helping us reaching our target of filling 79 boxes for this year.

May you all have a blessed festive season, travel safely and may 2018 be full of new adventures!

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as legal or other professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your legal adviser for specific and detailed advice. Errors and omissions excepted (E&OE)
MHI WELCOMES A CONVEYANCER TO THE TEAM

MHI WELCOMES A CONVEYANCER TO THE TEAM

We are proud to anounce that we have appointed a new Conveyancer to join the team – Leigh Vencencie.

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Leigh matriculated at The Settlers High School and completed her studies at the University of Cape Town, where she obtained her LLB degree in 2013.

She completed her articles of clerkship at Smuts & Co Attorneys and was admitted as an Attorney in February 2016 and Conveyancer in September 2017.

Leigh joined the MHI team as a Professional Assistant to Jurgens Tubb in September 2017 as well as being in charge of the bond department where she deals with instructions from the four major banks.

She has proved herself to be a meticulous worker with high standards and takes great pride in her work.

We look forward to introducing her to our clients.

MHI IN THE WILD WILD WEST

MHI IN THE WILD WILD WEST

This year’s “Winterete” with the personnel and their other halves were held at Signal Gun in Durbanville. The venue was decorated in the Wild West theme and everyone was dressed the part.

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The Personnel committee made up of Zelda, Reinett and Wilna went above and beyond to plan a special evening.

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Stefanus even got the chance to shoot off the 300 year old canon.

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Kobus and Wilna with Hannes and Elna

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Denver, Liaan and Jessica smiling together. Chris and Michelle (Reception)

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 Reinett, Michelle and Anton

A fun filled, kick of boots evening was had by all the cowboys and cowgirls.

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TEAM BUILDING JUNE 2017

TEAM BUILDING JUNE 2017

The Personnel committee being Reinett Joubert, Wilna Stassen and Zelda Novella organized the Team Building event held on Friday 2 June. We were divided into three teams with a goal to compete with each other for the best potjie in MHI.

First there was a game of Lost Island with a few hidden treasures that needed to be discovered before the clock started on the potjies.

The orange team calling themselves Shrimply Delicious boasted a starter with mussel soup and fried prawns.

A21Jurgens with Vikki, Wilna, Michelle, Aletta, Ansie and Michelle.

The blue team each took on the personas of the Smurfs with Chris Faure as Papa Smurf. They made a mean and flavourful chicken potjie as main course.

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The green team, known as the Green Gremlins made the Chocolate potjie pudding.

A23Stefanus with Mariska, Reinett, Zenobia, Elna, Noleen, Michelle and Catherine.

Our judges for this event were:

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Charlain Swart, Foti Sousalis and Deon Meyer.

When all was said and done and the judges tasted all, the winners were chosen :

The winners of finding the Hidden treasures first were the Green Gremlins.

The winners of the best dressed table was Shrimply Delicious.

And the prize for the Best Potjie and the Most GEES, was won by none other than

The SMURFS!!

Everyone participated and had a wonderful afternoon of fun.

WE ARE PROUD!

WE ARE PROUD!

We are proud to announce that two of our Attorneys obtained further qualifications.

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Riëtte Smuts was admitted as a Notary Public and Michelle Taljaard was admitted as a Conveyancer.

Riëtte matriculated in 2002 and completed her diploma in Secretarial Studies in 2004 at Durbanville College.  She started her career as a conveyancing secretary in November 2004.  She studied part-time through UNISA from 2006 and obtained her LLB degree in 2012.

She completed her articles at Honey Attorneys (now Brink de Beer Potgieter) and was admitted as an Attorney and Conveyancer in February 2014 and now as a Notary Public in May 2017.

She joined the MHI team as a Professional Assistant to Jurgens Tubb in August 2014. Riëtte specializes in Property Law. She heads up the Transfer Department as well as the Bond department where she deals with instructions from the four major banks.

Riëtte believes in honesty and integrity and takes great pride in her work.  She always strives to provide the best service to her clients.

Michelle matriculated in 2003 from DF Malan High School and while working in the digital publishing industry, she studied part-time through UNISA from 2006. She obtained her LLB degree in 2013 and joined MHI Attorneys for her two years clerkship  in 2014.

Michelle was admitted as an Attorney and Notary Public in June 2016, and now as a Conveyancer in May 2017.

Once admitted, she became a Professional Assistant at the firm. Together with  director Stefanus Malherbe, Michelle specializes in Property and Commercial Law, as well as property related litigation.

Michelle believes hard work and determination is the key to success.

At MHI we encourage our personnel to expand their expertise  to be able to deliver the best service to you, our client.

BREAKING NEWS: MHI ATTORNEYS – #1 IN THE WESTERN CAPE

BREAKING NEWS: MHI ATTORNEYS – #1 IN THE WESTERN CAPE

It gives us extreme pleasure in announcing that MHI Attorneys has just been nominated by Absa Home Loans (Western Cape) as Attorney of the Year!!!

Hierdie toekenning volg nadat MHI Prokureurs verskeie jare reeds presteer as een van die Top 10 Prokureursfirmas in die Wes-Kaap!!

Ons is so trots op ons verbande-span & wens vir Riëtte Smuts en haar span (Vikki van Antwerpen & Catherine Vorster) baie geluk. Julle verdien hierdie toekenning deur & deur.   Ons beste wense ook aan Jurgens Tubb wat die Verbande-Afdeling met sy unieke styl bestuur!!

Doen so voort!!!

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New Appointment (Attorney):

Kestrel Carstens has been appointed as a permanent member of the MHI Professional Staff.   She is employed in the Litigation Department as Professional Assistant to Chris Faure.

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Kestrel matriculated at Girls High School in Paarl and completed her studies at the University of Stellenbosch, where she obtained a LL.B degree in 2014.   She then commenced her Articles at MHI Attorneys.

MHI wens Kestrel geluk met haar onlangse toelating as Praktiserende Prokureur!   Ons is met reg trots op Kestrel se prestasies en aanstelling!

Kestrel is ʼn welkome aanstelling in Chris Faure se groeiende litigasiepraktyk.

Nuwe Aanstellings (Kandidaat Prokureurs):

MHI Prokureurs het onlangs 2 bykomende Kandidaat-Prokureurs aangestel.   Dit is ons voorreg om vir Denver Titus & Grantham Williams te verwelkom as deel van die MHI-Span!

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Denver hails from Namibia, where he matriculated at St Paul’s College in Windhoek.   He subsequently enrolled at the University of Cape Town, where he obtained a B.Comm degree in 2013 and a LL.B degree in 2016.   Denver commenced his Articles as Assistant to both Chris Faure and Kestrel Carstens.

DENVER TITUS

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Grantham het plaaslik gematrikuleer by die Hoërskool Stellenberg, waarna hy sy studies by die Universiteit Stellenbosch voortgesit het.   In 2016 verwerf hy sy LL.B Graad.   Grantham doen sy Klerkskap onder die bekwame leiding van Jurgens Tubb.

 

GRANTHAM WILLIAMS

We wish both Denver & Grantham all the best with their Articles & their brand new careers!
RODE ONTBYT: 13 APRIL 2016

RODE ONTBYT: 13 APRIL 2016

A1_newMHI Prokureurs het onlangs saam met C2M Geoktrooieerde Rekenmeesters Ing en in samewerking met die Sake Burger, die Rode-sakeontbyt by D’Aria in Durbanville aangebied.

Plaaslike besigheidslui word jaarliks uitgenooi om die gesogte ontbyt by te woon, waar die effek van die land se ekonomie op die plaaslike (Wes-Kaapse) en nasionale eiendomsmark, vergelyk en bespreek word.

Een van die hoofsprekers by vanjaar se ontbyt was Erwin Rode, bestuurshoof van Rhode & Genote, en ook ‘n eiendomsekonoom, professionele waardeerder en uitgewer & hoofredakteur van ‘n portefeulje eiendomsnavorsingspublikasies.

Alhoewel Rode nie nasionale ekonomiese groeigeleenthede in die eiendomsektor vir die nabye toekoms voorspel nie, veroorsaak migrasie vanuit ander provinsies na die Wes-Kaap dat lg provinsie kan spog met betreklike hoë huispryse in vergelyking met die res van Suid-Afrika.  Dit is waarskynlik ook een van die redes waarom residensiële huurgeld in Kaapstad @ 9.6% groei teenoor ‘n persentasie van 6% of minder in ander stede.  Eiendomsontwikkelaars in die Wes-Kaap is aangemoedig om wel geleenthede te benut indien geskikte persele geïdentifiseer kan word, en beskikbaar is vir hierdie doel.

Dawie Roodt, stigterslid, direkteur en hoofekonoom van die Efficient Groep was ook ‘n spreker wat ons kliënte toegespreek het, en het onder andere opgemerk dat ‘n geldmarkbelegging tans jou swakste vorm van belegging is gegewe die huidige 4 bateklasse, nl aandele, effekte, geldmark en eiendom.   Hy was verder van die opinie dat ‘n belegging in Amerikaanse en Europese aandele tans beter waarde bied as Suid-Afrikaanse aandele, en voorspel hy dat ‘n beurskorreksie ‘n realistiese moontlikheid is.

Roodt het verder die noodsaaklikheid van groei wat moet plaasvind in groot maatskappye beklemtoon as ‘n voorvereiste vir nasionale ekonomiese groei en die skep van welvaart.

MHI Prokureurs is voorwaar trots om jaarliks met hierdie geleentheid geassosieer te word, en om waarde te kan toevoeg tot die besighede en toekomsplanne van ons uitgebreide kliëntebasis, wat meestal uit eiendomsontwikkelaars en ander rolspelers in die eiendomsbedryf, bestaan.

Hierdie is ‘n algemene inligtingstuk en moet gevolglik nie as regs- of ander professionele advies benut word nie. Geen aanspreeklikheid kan aanvaar word vir enige foute of weglatings of enige skade of verlies wat volg uit die gebruik van enige inligting hierin vervat nie. Kontak altyd u regsadviseur vir spesifieke en toegepaste advies. (E&OE)