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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: Assault case after nose ripped off

GMI's Personal Injury and general litigation team is acting on behalf of the 21 year old Brian Barnard, whose face was left disfigured after a fight on November 15, 2013 at Bahati sports bar. An amount of R7 Million in damages is being claimed against the security company involved in the incident, two security guards, as well as the SAPS.


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Pretoria News 27 July 2015:"R7m claim after his nose ripped off outside bar"

Set-top box victory for Minister of Communications

Judge WRC Prinsloo ruled that government chose the right route on set top boxes in his judgement handed down on 25 June 2015. He further found that set-top boxes without encryption will reduce barriers for South Africans wanting digital television services and government is within its rights to embark on this route. Judge Prinsloo ruled against broadcaster in its challenge of government's decision not to encrypt subsidised set-top boxes for digital broadcasts. had turned to the High Court to 'review aspects of the Broadcasting Digital Migration policy finalised by GMI's client, the Minister of Communications' Faith Muthambi. In particular, challenged our client's amendment to the policy that highlighted that subsidised set-top boxes for five million households will not require encryption and that a set-top box control system will also not be mandatory.'s case was dismissed and they were ordered to pay the costs of several respondents as well.


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Fin24 report 25 June 2015:"Why lost set-top box court case"
Full constitutional court judgement

R2.9 Million settlement for swing fall victim

GMI's Personal Injury team secured a R2.9 Million settlement on behalf of our client Lourika Schutte in an action for damages instituted on her behalf after a life changing fall from a swing in 2012.


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IOL News 18 June 2015:"Girl to get R2.9m after swing fall"

Requirement that unregistered credit providers pay back declared unconstitutional

GMI's Commercial Litigation and Public Law team acted on behalf of the National Credit Regulator in the matter of Chevron SA (Pty) Ltd v Wilson t/a Wilson's Transport and Others, in which judgement was handed down by the Constitutional Court on 5 June 2015. The Constitutional Court confirmed that the provision of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 that requires the court to order a full refund of all payments made under a credit agreement in the event that the credit provider is not registered with the National Credit Regulator ("the NCR"), is unconstitutional.


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Case Report: 5 June 2015
Full constitutional court judgement: 5 June 2015

GMI Acts on behalf of Minister of Communications in set-top box dispute

GMI's Commercial Litigation and Public Law team is acting on behalf of the Minister of Communications in the legal fight over the encryption of set-top boxes, which got under way in the Pretoria High Court on 26 May. The dispute pertains to the encryption capability of 5 million set-top boxes, which government will provide free of charge when SA migrates from analogue to digital. The outcome of the dispute will have far reaching implications for free-to-air broadcasters such as and the SABC.


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Business day: 27 May 2015: " tells court policy bars encryption "forever"
eNCA: 27 May 2015: "ETV challenges Communication Minister's set-top box decision"

COIDA not applicable where employee appointed via labour broker

GMI's Personal Injury team is acting on behalf of a number of erstwhile employees of Praga Technical, against whom claims were instituted after they lost a number of fingers while in the employ of Praga. Claims against an employer are generally excluded by law, but since these employees were employed by a labour broker we are contesting that the exclusion would not apply. The matter was reported on in the Beeld.


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Netwerk24 19 May 2015: "Masjien sny glo vingers af"

Victory for client in wrongful arrest case

GMI's Personal Injury and general litigation team secured a favourable judgement on the merits of our client's claim for wrongful arrest and prosecution on a charge of fraud. Our client, environmental expert Carel Linde was wrongfully arrested for fraud and detained in a police cell for several hours before being granted bail.


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Pretoria News 15 April 2015: "Arrested green expert wins suit"

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