Rode Conference and Breakfast events 2010

Posted on 08/10/10

A number of events have been organized by Rode & Associates to take place countrywide during the month of August, and which will address the many challenges currently facing the property market. For more details and to book your place at any of these events, please contact Elizma Hawksley on 021 946 2480 or alternatively, please visit our Conference or Breakfast page.

Johannesburg: Wednesday, 18 August 2010, at Southern Sun Grayston (entrance Rivonia Rd), Sandton

Cape Town: Wednesday, 25 August 2010, at Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Johannesburg’s bookings close on Friday, 13 August 2010, at noon.
Cape Town’s bookings close on Friday, 20 August 2009, at noon.
The conferences are sponsored by FNB Commercial Property Finance.

Durban: Tuesday, 31 August 2010, at 1 on 1 Conference Centre, Gateway

Durban’s bookings close on Friday, 26 August 2010, at noon.
The breakfast is sponsored by FNB Commercial Property Finance.

Keep an eye on our website for breakfasts in Bloemfontein, Nelspuit, Port Elizabeth and East London during October.

Don’t lose out on the most informative property events this year.

See you there!

Erwin Rode

Workshop: Chairing Disciplinary Hearings

Posted on 08/10/10

Chairing Disciplinary Hearings
Two day practical workshop

SA Labour Guide is an accredited HR Training Provider
with SABPP (South African Board for Personnel Practice) ETQA

28 & 29 September 2010: Southern Sun: Century City (Canal Walk): Cape Town
29 & 30 September 2010: Southern Sun: OR Tambo International Airport

Module 1: Electing a Chairperson
Module 2: Discipline in the Workplace
Module 3: What is a dismissal?
Module 4: Different types of dismissal
Module 5: Procedural & Substantive Fairness
Module 6: The Transgression
Module 7: The Investigation
Module 8: Evidence in Disciplinary Hearings
Module 9: Witness Statements
Module 10: Compiling the Charge Sheet
Module 11: Employee representation in hearings
Module 12: The Notice of Disciplinary Hearing
Module 13: The participants in the hearing
Module 14: Summary of steps in a formal hearing
Module 15: Procedure for a Formal Disciplinary Hearing
Module 16: A step-by-step guide for the Chairperson
Module 17: The verdict and finding

Who should attend?
HR Managers, line managers, managers responsible for personnel discipline, union representatives

Course outcome
After completion of the workshop participants will have a clear understanding on how to chair and manage a disciplinary hearing and should be able to reach a decision by taking all the circumstances into consideration.
Practical exercises and role plays
Delegates will receive the opportunity to participate in groups and to practically chair cases in a simulated environment

• R 2990-00 (incl. Vat) per delegate
• Price include course material
• Certificates of attendance catering/ refreshments
• Safe and secure parking
• 2 Days Practical Training

For further information contact:
• Peraldo Senekal or Magda Brits (012) 661 3208
• Fax: (012) 661 1411
• mail

Labour Law and Business Writing courses

Posted on 08/06/10

Are you interested in learning about the practical application of labour law or improving your business writing?

Since you are an attorney, I would like to inform you about two part-time short courses presented by the University of Cape Town and GetSmarter that may interest you. These courses are presented online throughout South Africa and teach you relevant practical skills and expert knowledge. Please see below for more information.

UCT (Law@Work) Practical Labour Law course
8-week part-time course that focuses on the practical application of SA labour law
Highly practical course that includes tools and document templates to use in the workplace

Registrations close: 27 August 2010
Course starts: 6 September 2010

UCT (Law@Work) Business Writing and Legal Documents course
10-week part-time course that helps you improve your business writing skills and understand legal documents

Highly practical course that includes video lectures, discussion forums, templates, online quizzes and more
Registrations close: 20 August 2010
Course starts: 30 August 2010

Please feel free to contact me on 021 685 4775 or by email should you have any queries or require further details.

Kind regards,

Construction Regulations Course

Posted on 08/05/10

Includes an update on the latest amendments to construction ‘‘Draft Amendment to the Construction Regulations, 2003’’ (Published – 11 May 2010)

12 August 2010: Southern Sun: Century City (Canal Walk) – Cape Town
26 August 2010: Southern Sun: North Beach: Durban
09 September 2010: Southern Sun – OR Tambo International Airport


Module 1: Introduction
Establishment and embodied principles related to construction.

Module 2: Laying the foundation
Important definitions and terminology applicable to construction.

Module 3: Construction work and the “permit” system
Meaning and scope of construction work. The new ‘’permit’’ system, when and how to apply for it before the performance of construction work.

Module 4: Legal responsibilities of interested and affected parties
Legal responsibilities of persons like clients, agents, principle contractors, contractors, sub-contractors; construction supervisors; construction health and safety practitioners (occupational safety practitioner) etc.

Module 5: Risk assessments
Risk assessments on construction sites with specific reference to baseline risk assessments.

Module 6: Digging into the specifications
Specifications and requirements stipulated by the various construction regulations including: Fall protection, Structures, Formwork and support work, Excavation work, Demolition work, Tunnelling, Scaffolding, Suspended platforms, Boatswain’s chairs, Material hoists, Bulk mixing plant, Explosive powered tools, Cranes, Vehicles and mobile plant, Electrical installations and machinery, Flammable liquids, Water environments, Housekeeping, Stacking and storage, Fire precautions, Employees facilities, Construction health and safety technical committee, Approved inspection authorities.

Module 7: Health and safety plan
What should the ‘’health and safety plan’’ consist of. (Example included – CD format)

Module 8: Legal appointments
Legal appointments relevant to construction. (Examples included – CD format)

Module 9: Other prescribed documentation
Various Annexure(s) and schedules

The course is aimed at equipping participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand and interpret the prescriptions of the Construction Regulations in order to ensure legal compliance on construction sites and workplaces.

The course also provides an overviews of the ‘‘Draft Amendment to the Construction Regulations’’, published on 11 May 2010.

After attending this program the learner will have a clear understanding of the principles and statues stipulated by the Construction Regulations. The Learner will also be updated on the latest amendments to these regulations.

The qualifying learner you should be capable of:
Communicating and using the terminology relevant to construction
Knowing what is meant by the term ‘’construction work’’
Knowing when and how to apply for a ‘’permit’’ in order to perform construction work
Explaining the basic requirements stipulated by the Construction Regulations
Understanding the administrative requirements applicable to construction
Understanding record keeping required by the regulation
Understanding the legal responsibilities of all the interested and affected persons stipulated by the regulation
Understanding the different legal appointments that should be made before certain types of construction work is performed
Understanding when and how risk assessments should be performed
Compiling a suitable, sufficiently documented, site specific a ‘’health and safety plan’’
Compiling and managing of a ‘’health and safety file’’

This course is aimed at all persons who are involved in construction like, clients, agents, principle contractors, contractors, sub-contractors; construction supervisors; construction health and safety practitioners, project managers, engineers, architect , designers etc.

R 1 290-00 (incl. Vat) per delegate

Student manual
CD containing a copy of the OHS Act and newest regulations; examples of legal appointments as well as an example of a health and safety plan.
Catering/ refreshments
Safe and secure parking

Deidre or Renier at telephone (012) 666 8284
Fax: (012) 666 8264 or

Consumer Protection Act

Posted on 08/05/10

FAST FAX Invite 1 September 2010 _2_

Posted on 08/05/10

Knowing more about the industry we work in nowadays improves our service delivery to our clients and gives our competitive advantage a massive boost. This course is excellent and necessary for everyone dealing with sectional title within Attorney Firms. Sectional Title is such a complex concept that in order for you to represent your client, you need to fully understand this very often misunderstood concept. This course will provide you with the necessary principles and will explain the concept of sectional title in detail.

Benefits for You:

A sound understanding of the Sectional Titles Act, Management Rules and Conduct Rules as prescribed by the Sectional Titles Act.
Equip yourself to answer questions and provide clients with expert knowledge in the field and give assurance to success of representation.
Have valid and efficient information in hand to assist you in your preparation and the duration of the case in question.
Knowledge when dealing with debt collection.
What Will Be Covered?

Overview of Sectional Ownership.
The World of Sectional Title.
Value in an existing scheme.
Value in a new scheme.
Practical workshop putting you in real life situations.
Laws and practices pertaining specifically to Sectional Title Schemes.
What is Included:

Personalised certificate of attendance.
Coffee/Tea and Canapés.
Instructions by expert facilitators.
Manual and Course Materials.
When and Where?

Date: 20 August 2010
Venue: MidCity Academy, 748 Church Street East, Cnr Church and Beckett, Entrance in Beckett Street, Arcadia.
Time: 08:30-Registration, Course Starts @ 09:00am-16:00pm
RSVP: 17 August 2010

R1 200 + VAT per Delegate
This rate includes your manual and course material, coffee/teas and canapés, and a certificate of attendance.

To register, please email and we will forward you a registration form.
You may also contact us on (+27 12) 421 9220.
Please RSVP by 17 August 2010.
Contact Us:

Physical and Postal Address:

MidCity Academy (Pty) Ltd
748 Church Street East
C/o Church and Beckett Street
Entrance in Beckett Street

Tel: (+27 12) 421 9220
Fax: (+27 12) 421 9256

Fast Fax – Strategic Planning for Retirement 4 June 2010

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