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Welcome to Gildenhuys Malatji Inc

GMI is a unique firm of empowered individuals. It is grounded by integrity and draws strength from
its diversity. We strive to invent the future by providing innovative solutions to our stakeholders.

Gildenhuys Malatji Incorporated Located at
GMI House
Harlequins Office Park
164 Totius Street
, Groenkloof, Pretoria.
Phone: 012 428 8600

GMI In the News

Making headlines: R4.6 million medical claim

Our general litigation department is assisting Asif Ismail, a shop owner from Limpopo, who lost his leg after receiving substandard treatment at two provincial hospitals, with a claim for medical negligence in the amount of R4.6 million.

 

For more details on the matter click on the link below-
IOL News 8 March 2016: "Shoddy treatment ends in amputation"

Botched circumcision case makes headlines

Another matter handled by our General Litigation Department was featured in the Pretoria News.

 

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IOL News 7 March 2016

Pretoria Mom almost goes home with the wrong baby

GMI‘s associate, Simon Maelane, had a huge win this week when his client, Jessica Muller (25) of Danville, Pretoria and her husband, Derrick’s matter was settled with the couple receiving damages totalling R120 000 from the Gauteng Department of Health, for nearly sending them home with the wrong baby, after she gave birth to Jayden (now 4) at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in September 2011.

 

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Netwerk24 5 March 2016: "Ma amper huis toe met verkeerde baba"

Gildenhuys Malatji participates in the TUKS Law Career Day

The law faculty at the University of Pretoria hosted its annual Law Career Day on the 2 March 2016. The event provides a platform for law firms and students to be introduced to one another and for students to gain insight into the participating firms and what the prospective employers will require for employment.

Gildenhuys Malatji has been a strong supporter of the Law Career Day and sees it as a fantastic opportunity to meet with some of the best students enrolled in the TuksLaw programme for future employment consideration.

 

For more information on the Gildenhuys Malatji Graduate Recruitment Programme please click below-
Gildenhuys Malatji Graduate Recruitment Programme

R1.4 million awarded for broken finger

In another successful outcome, GMI’s Greyling Erasmus was victorious in securing his client, Johannes du Preez, R1.4m after a breaking his finger in a motor vehicle accident in April 2011.

Mr du Preez (45), a corrections officer from Bethal, injured the finger on his right hand so severely that even after corrective surgery he was unable to handle a firearm or turn the big keys used in prisons.

 

Man gets R589 000 after unlawful police arrest

Willem Fourie (54) has been awarded R589 343 by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, after his wrongful arrest by police on 13 August 2011. It is one of the largest awards ever for wrongful arrest and detention for a single day, during which the detainee was not beaten or physically injured.

Represented by our own Tim Vlok of Gildenhuys Malatji Attorneys, Mr Fourie received the highest payment for a loss of income and future psychiatric treatment and psychotherapy the most that have been awarded so far in such a matter in South Africa.

 

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Netwerk24, 25 February 2016: "Man kry R589 000 van polisie ná arrestasie"

Supermarket must pay damages

GMI again achieved a victory for the consumer against a big corporate when a settlement was reached in favour of Marie-Antoinette de Lange, who sustained injuries from an accident in a shopping centre.

De Lange, who is represented by Associate Tim Vlok, fell after slipping on brown sugar on the floor of the Hercules Spar in 2011. She reported to have suffered a head injury, many bruises, and a spinal injury. She also suffered enduring injuries that include loss of feeling in her right foot and chronic pain.

To ensure the safety of its customers, supermarkets are obliged to monitor their floors for dry and wet substances that are likely to cause slipping. Although the supermarket has not admitted negligence, it has committed to paying damages, of which the exact amount will be determined by a team of experts. De Lange is demanding R1.1 million.

 

For more details on the matter click on the link below-
Pretoria News 1 December 2015: "Shopper claims R1.1m for sugar slip"

2015 B-BBEE Rating Completed

We are extremely proud of our overall score of 91.07 on the Generic BBBEE scorecard. Our AAA rating means that GMI remains a Level Two Contributor with 57.85% black ownership and a procurement recognition level of 125%.

 

To see the full 2015 certificate click on the link below-
2015 Empowerdex Certificate 12 October 2015

Free wills and expert advice from GMI during national Wills Week

GMI is proud to be associated with National Wills Week that will be running from 14 September to 18 September this year. Wills Week aims to help South Africans understand the importance of having a valid will, and to ensure that people who would not usually be able to afford a will from a qualified attorney get one for free.

Those in need of a will have been made aware about this opportunity through the marketing efforts of Law Society of South Africa (LSSA).

GMI has made resources available to ensure that those without a will get a basic will and testament at no cost. Interested people can contact GMI directly on 012 428 8600 from 14 to 18 September to make an appointment.

Wills are often tricky to get right if one is not aware of the legal pitfalls. It is therefore vitally important to have your will drawn up by an attorney to ensure that your assets are divided in exact accordance with your wishes. Having your will drawn up by an attorney also ensures that no-one can attack the will’s validity. It often happens that wills are attacked because they were drawn up by a layman who could not ensure that all legal requirements were met.

Dying without a will can also cause problems for those you leave behind and take much longer to wind up, leaving the family without financial support in their hour of need. By drawing up a clear will, unhappiness and conflict between family members are also minimised.

 

Click here for more information on National Wills Week

Tribunal finds Media24 guilty of predatory pricing

The long awaited judgement in SA's first under-pricing case, in which GMI is acting on behalf of the Competition Commission, was handed down today. SA's biggest media group, Media 24 was found guilty of predatory pricing by the Competition Tribunal.

 

For more details on the matter click on the link below-
Moneyweb 8 September 2015:"Media24 found guilty of predatory pricing"
IOL News 9 September 2015:"Media24 'killed' rival paper"
Competition Tribunal press release 8 September 2015
Case Report 8 September 2015

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