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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

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 e.tv in its challenge of government's decision not to encrypt subsidised set-top boxes for digital broadcasts. E.tv 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, e.tv 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. E.tv's case was dismissed and they were ordered to pay the costs of several respondents as well.

 

For more details on the matter click on the links below-
Fin24 report 25 June 2015:"Why e.tv lost set-top box court case"
Judgement

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.

 

To read more about the matter click the link below-
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 e.tv and the SABC.

 

To read more about the matter click the link below-
Business day: 27 May 2015: "E.tv tells court policy bars encryption "forever"
eNCA: 27 May 2015: "ETV challenges Communication Minister's set-top box decision"

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