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Office Assistant

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
January 08, 2020

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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details. Name: Tanya

Surname: Van Niekerk.

Address: No 8 San Diego Court, 113 Ampthill Ave, Benoni, Johannesburg, RSA, 1501.

Contact Details: +27-81-343*-*** Mobile, +27-788-***-*** (Other)

Alternative e-mail or alternatively

Identification Number: 800**********.

Drivers Licence: Code 08/ B.

Smoking: No.


Secondary Education: Hoërskool Riebeeckstad, Welkom.

Highest Standard: Matriculated 1998.

Subjects Passed: Afrikaans, English, Mathematics, Science, Biology and Economics.

Degree: LLB Admitted Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer.

Admitted as Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (November 2007)

Admitted as Notary and Conveyancer (March 2008)

Future Studies completed: Corporate Governance through UNISA, Completed in June 2015

Future Studies completed: Short Course in Business Rescue presented by the Law Society (Pretoria)

Computer Literacy and Courses

Computer programs worked on during my employment:

Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet.

Microsoft Windows.

Ghosts convey, Legal Perfect.

JD Edwards, SAP

Patricia (Trademarks) and CMS

Broll Online

Courses Attended during employment.

Conveyancing course presented by the Centre of Conveyancing Practice.

Conveyancing course presented by the Law Society of South Africa.

Notary’s Course presented by the Law Society of South Africa.

Advance Trust Law Seminar self initiated and arranged

Broll Online System Course

Trans Union Course

Microsoft Office 2009

Short Course(SAPOA) on Business Rescue and the effect on property owners and Landlords (Werkmans Attorneys)

Corporate Governance UNISA

Training at Group Five Construction

In-house: HIV & Aids Peer Educator,

Fist Aid Level One,

Health and Safety Representative of the business unit,

Nominated In-house Communications Member,

Microsoft Office 2007.

Buyer Training on JD Edwards, SAP

Employment History:

Company: Europcar

Department: Claims Department

Position: Claims Administrator - Damages Queries Resolution and Third Party Incidents

Period: November 2014 – 30 June 2015 (temp position)

Reference Detail: Available on Request

Contact Number: Available on Request


General Admin


Assistant in Claims Department.

oProcessing third party claims;

oInvestigation and finalisation of damages queries.

Previous Employment

Company: EDCON

Department: Leasing Department

Position: Legal Advisor

Period: June, July & August 2014 (3 month contract)

Reference Detail: Available on Request

Contact Number: Available on Request


Draft legal documents pertaining to leases and make recommendations to protect the Edcon's interest;

Implement and oversee the accurate maintenance of records pertaining to the legal department;

Assess impact of changing property environment (e.g. change of ownership) on leases on the Group;

Minimise Edcon's risk by ensuring that accurate trade and health licenses are obtained timorously.

Analyse lease status and trade license reports and take corrective action on outline situations;

Manage finalisation of legal documents (i.e. lease agreements, addendum etc.);

Interpret provisions in leases in response to disputes to protect the Group's interests;

Provide legal advice as far as Property and leases are concerned;

Verify calculated stamp duty payments and authorise payments;

Monitor stamp duty estimates on a monthly basis and provide budgets to stores;

Liaise with relevant stakeholders (i.e. store development, property development, chains etc.) on Property Administration

issues and disputes;

Negotiate with landlords/attorneys to finalise lease terms and to create standard agreements;

Negotiate and resolve disputes pertaining to leases with landlords, attorneys and SARS;

Resolve problems relating to premises with shopping centre managers and store managers;

Manage attorneys and experts to ensure registration of leases and acquisition of trade licenses;

Verify the preparation and finalisation of leases complies with heads of agreement;

Proactively resolve delays and disputes in respect of leases from landlords.



Position: Legal Manager to the SACORP & SA RETAIL PORTFOLIO

Period: 8 July 2013 termination date 30 January 2014

Reference Detail: Karen Henning

Contact Number: +27 (0-11-441-****

Reason for leaving: Retrenchment due to operational requirements



Assumption of responsibilities for the overseeing of the effective and professional performance of all the Legal Functions within the portfolio including but not limited to:

Legal Register Management

Effectively manage lease administration and system procedures by ensuring that every tenant has a valid, signed and enforceable lease, which is adequately secured.

Legal Arrears

oLiaise with attorneys and council in order to expedite the collection of legal arrears;

oBad debt co-ordination and negotiation with Senior Property Managers;

oPrepare, motivate and manage write-off documentation;

oCo-ordinate litigation;

oAssess opinions required and advise accordingly;

Assist in negotiations.

Reporting Functions

Ensure that legal reports are prepared accurately and distributed on time.

Personnel Distribution

Manage and lead legal personnel.

Contract and Non-Standard Clause Perusal, Advices and Drafting

oThe drafting of legal documents and agreements for use by the company from time to time;

oTo peruse and advise on legal documentation;

oTo provide an effective advisory service to Property Management to ensure effective administration regarding service agreements, etc.

oTo provide opinions when required by the company.

Any other legal and/or administrative duty required by the company from time to time, but not limited to the abovementioned.

Company Adams & Adams

Core Business: Legal

Department: Trademark Mark Department

Position: Paralegal

Period: March 2012 - September 2012

Reference Detail: Ferdi Meyburg

Contact Number: +27 (0-12-432-****

Reason for leaving: Contract Ended.


Trade Mark Maintenance, registrations, hypothecations, recordal of assignments of intellectual property.

Previous Employment


Core Business: Conveyancing

Department: Conveyancing Department

Position: Conveyancer/ Conveyancing Secretary

Period: July 2011 - September 2011

Reference Detail: Mr. Neels Engelbrecht

Contact Number: 011-***-****

Reason for leaving: My reason for searching employment is due to retrenchment/ closing of the Conveyancing Department and Office.


Transfer of immovable Property

Sectional title.


PIP transfers;

Insolvent Estate transfers;

Assisted in drafting of documentation and ensuring that all the lodgements were properly prepared prior to preparation and lodgement

Previous Employment

Company: SASOL (Rosebank, No 1 Sturdee Avenue)

Core Business: Sasol Business Transformation Department (SBT)

Department: Operations

Position: Project Administrator

Period: Six (6) week assignment commencing on 24th January 2011 until the 8th March 2011.

Reference Detail: Mr. Chris Venter

Contact Number: 082-***-****

Reason for leaving: Temporary contract expired

My duties included all administrative functions in the SBT Operational Department, co-ordinating Steercom and other specific meetings. I took minutes and compiled and controlled the presentations from various departments in Microsoft PowerPoint. Updating of the company website, Travel Arrangements, ensuring all the required steps have been taken before any presentation would be submitted to the monthly Steercom Meeting.

Previous Employment

Company: Group Five Construction Operations Department.

Core Business: Construction.

Department: Operations

Position: Assistant to Four Senior Contract Directors.

Period: March 2009 - January 2011

Reason for leaving: Retrenched.

My position requires the following duties:

Leasing with National and International clients.

Scheduling all meetings as required.

Preparing various reports to EXCO, MANCO and Joint Ventures locally and international including Africa.

Office administration

oPlanning, booking and scheduling of board rooms.

oControl of all confidential documents.


oStock Control.

oDispatch and allocation.

oCost allocation to all various business units.

oSetting of demands and scheduling of office related orders.

oCollecting of quotes and price negotiations with all BEE rated registered vendors.

oCreating of orders as per negotiated pricing and quantities.

oGRV, cost allocation and authorize invoice for payment.

Due to thorough control, process changes on procedures, implementation on stationary I have successfully reduced our stationary cost by at least 50%.

Preparing of various reports:

oBi monthly progress reports.

oMonthly Management Reports.

oAssisting in quarterly board packs.

Arranging and scheduling of local and international travel requirements.

Taking and preparing of minutes.

Duties performed out of my normal contract or agreement:

Commissioning and notarising of various local and international documentation.

Drafting of resolutions and commissioning of affidavits.

Involved with the charity of the child line safe house at the old Helen St Joseph Hospital building in Johannesburg.

Catering for functions and meetings.

Assists with the switchboard on an adhoc basis.

Previous Employment

Company: Hammond & Yammin Attorneys

Core Business: Attorney, Conveyancer and Notaries.

Department: Conveyancer

Position: Admitted Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary

Period: October 2008 - February 2009

Reason for searching a new opportunity: Due to the recession the Conveyancer Department was downsized by 50%.

I was appointed as the Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary in the property department. I was responsible for 10 Conveyancing secretaries. I attended the deeds office registering all transfer and bond registrations. I met with all registered estate agencies to resolve all latent defects and other problems arising after registrations. I leased with various finance instituted regarding the bonds ensuring on finalizing of all financial issues pertaining to the transfer of properties, cancelation of bonds and excreta. I was responsible for the complete process of township development, servitudes and Surveyor General Plans.

MY duties as an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary were as follows:

Preparation of all Deeds.

Execution of Deeds at Johannesburg and Pretoria Deeds Office.

Opening of Sectional Title Registers.

Drafting of Agreements of Antenuptial Contracts.

Drafting and Execution of Antenuptial Contracts.

Drafting of various Servitudes and Notaries Deeds.

Assisting and signing of agreements/ contracts with clients.

Leasing agreements with estate agents.

Previous Employment

Company: Michaelides Attorneys

Core Business: Attorney, Conveyancer and Notaries.

Department: Conveyancing.

Position: Personal Assistant, Notary & Conveyancer

Period: November 2007 - October 2008

Reason for searching new opportunities: I was offered the position at Hammond & Yammin Attorneys

MY duties as an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary were as follows:

Preparation of all Deeds.

Execution of Deeds at the Johannesburg and Pretoria Deeds Office.

Opening of Sectional Title Registers.

Drafting of Agreements of Sale.

Drafting and Execution of Antenuptial Contracts.

Drafting of various Servitudes and Notarial Deeds.

Previous Employment

Company: Calteaux & Partners Inc

Core Business: Attorney, Conveyancer and Notaries.

Department: Litigation, Conveyancing, Collections, Estates and Magistrates Courts.

Position: Candidate Attorney

Period: June 2004 - November 2007

Reason for searching new opportunities: On completion of my degree the company did not have any vacancy for a qualified Attorney.

Duties performed as a candidate Attorney.

Transfer of immovable Property

Sectional title.


Registration of Mortgage Bonds.

Cancelation of Mortgage Bonds.

Administration of Deceased Estates.

Drafting of Wills.

Lodgement of Deeds at Johannesburg and Pretoria Deed Office.

Collections and Litigation.

General administration duties.

Previous Employment

Company: Joubert & Scholts Inc

Core Business: Attorney, Conveyancer and Notaries.

Department: Litigation and 3rd Party

Position: Candidate Attorney

Period: February - June 2004

Reason for searching new opportunities: Applied for the position as Candidate Attorney

Duties performed:

3rd Party Claims


Previous Employment

Company: Symington & De Kok Inc Welkom

Core Business: Attorney, Conveyancer and Notaries.

Department: Litigation and 3rd Party

Position: Candidate Attorney

Period: November 2001 - February 2004

Reason for searching new opportunities: My husband has been promoted, hence moving to Johannesburg.

Duties performed:



Deceased Estates.

Administration of Insolvent Estates.

Debtor Collections.

Financial Month End of Account.

Consultation with Debtor & Clients.

Payment of Creditors.

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