About Dr Steenkamp

I am a practising conveyancer and notary public. I initially studied at the Rand Afrikaans University where I obtained a BA(law) and LLB degree. As a firm believer that practice and theory are complementary, I completed an LLM in estate law at Potchefstroom, followed by an LLD on training attorneys for the profession. This was followed by a postgraduate diploma in insolvency law at Pretoria and an LLM in commercial and company law at Unisa.

I prosecuted and worked as a legal advisor for the State before qualifying as attorney. I entered practice as a litigant in Pietermaritzburg, discovered the error of my ways and moved on into conveyancing and later as estate law specialist. I currently practice as conveyancer and notary with specific interests in commercial, estate and trust law.

I have, over forty years, served in positions from filing clerk to managing director of sizeable practices as litigant, estate specialist, property specialist and commercial practitioner.

This has positioned me as an experienced attorney capable of handling any form of property work including developments, estate law problems and a wide range of commercial and notarial work.

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Economy/business Trends: The first quarter, economically speaking, has come and gone. Data from Stats SA show a steep drop in manufacturing output, primarily owing to a steep decline in the production of motor vehicles and accessories. Unfortunately, this decline is...

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Practice News: RAF (en route to newsmaker of the year) The RAF has a backlog of 321000 claims. The application to review the AG’s disclaimer of the RAF’s 20/21 annual financial results, has been set aside.The RAF reacted to this judgement by stating that the court had...

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Business Economic trends (grim and getting worse): Our economic growth is painfully slow (the World Cup bank is optimistic in setting a recovering growth rate edging to 1%) With inflation edging up towards the 6% the upper range target of the Reserve Bank is a portend...

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Business Trends: Our SARB Governor says that our economy is not growing – at 0.6% growth thus far this year – and our living standards are falling.Taking inflation into account it is said that South Africans now earn on average what we did in 2006. Growth is limited...

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Economy/business Trends: Inflation is easing (The Shisa Njama index says so!) but our consumers are not generally in great shape.Consensus holds that the first six months of this financial year will be much like the end of last year – we had narrowly escaped...

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Business and economy The good news (ignoring angst): The inclusion of this portion of my newsletter was prompted by my perception, 28 years ago, that most attorneys are ignorant of business principles and the economy that underlies business. I suspect that times may...