Today, the Municipalities including City of Tshwane, represented by Thekiso Maodi of Gildenhuys Malatji Attorneys received judgement handed down by the Constitutional Court on whether preferent security enjoyed by the Municipalities over the property of a debtor is constitutional.
GMI in the News
Personal medical savings accounts cannot be regarded as ‘trust property’ affirms the Constitutional Court in Genesis Medical Aid Scheme versus the Registrar of Medical Schemes.
On 9 May 2017 at 10h00, GMI represented the State Information Technology Agency when the Constitutional Court heard an application for leave to appeal
In a recent matter between Black Sash Trust v Minister of Social Development and Others (CCT48/17)  ZACC 8,
GMI's Commercial Litigation and Public Law team acted on behalf of the Electoral Commission in various high profile cases in the run up to the 2014 general elections. The following matters made headlines:
The EFF's election challenge
Mail & Guardian: 9 January 2014: "Malema: IEC discriminates against smaller parties"
Legalbrief Today: 10 January 2014: "Electoral laws discriminate against smaller parties – Malema"
Legalbrief Today: 3 March 2014: "EFF bids to have deposit rule scrapped"
IOL News: 4 March 2014: "Malema blasts IEC's capitalist tendencies"
Legalbrief Today: 5 March 2014: "We're not paying IEC, says Malema"
Mail & Guardian online: 11 March 2014: "Court dismisses EFF IEC payment case"
News24: 11 March 2014: "Malema: SA law is for rich"
Gildenhuys Malatji Inc. has partnered with Child Welfare Tshwane to design this year's Festive Season cards. The turnout was excellent and a variety of artworks were received from young and talented individuals. The top three artworks were selected – Katlego (1st place) and Simphiwe (2nd place) from the Atteridgeville drop-in centre, and Thando (3rd place) from Bramley Children's Home.
To view the top 3 artworks click on the link below -
Festive Season Card Designs
GMI's Commercial Litigation and Public Law Department acted on behalf of the City of Tshwane in an urgent application brought by Eleven debt collectors to have their tender reinstated. The Tshwane metro advertised the tender on 24 May 2013, but awarded contracts only on 21 January 2014. Judge Ephraim Makgoba, of the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), ruled against the applicants, saying it was established law that the 180 days requirement for the conclusion of tenders was not flexible. The debt collectors argued that Tshwane was within its rights to extend this 180-day period. But Makgoba referred to case law involving Telkom, RAF and SAAB Grintek tenders where the courts consistently held the 180 days window to be non-negotiable. The debt collection tender expired on 27 December 2013 and it was therefore unlawful to award the contracts three weeks later.
To read more about the matter click the link below-
Netwerk24.com : 27 March 2015: "11 skuldinvorderaars kry Tshwane-tender nie heringestel"