PRESS RELEASES AND LATEST NEWS:

MDS Article: “DAVID & THE 3 GOLIATH’S”

29 Aug 2017: UPDATE

ConCourt declares MDS Victorious 

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MDS ConCourt Judgment

Summary of Media Coverage:

Historical Municipal Debt. Various TV, Radio Articles

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Television Coverage

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Radio Coverage

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Newspaper Coverage

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BEELD NEWSPAPER:

5 August 2017

Munisipaliteit in bek geruk

Beeld Newspaper

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BEELD NEWSPAPER:

29 July 2017

Pasop vir Ou Munisipale Skuld

Beeld Newspaper

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SOUTHCOAST HERALD:

29 May 2017 

Judgement has been reserved in this landmark case

southcoastherald.co.za

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MDS Article: Ekurhuleni Press Release

3 May 2017:

Phasing out of tenants' accounts from 1 July 2017

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LIVE RADIO: CAPE TALK

20 May 2017 

Africa Melane talks to our Director about our upcoming 23 May 2017 ConCourt Case

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MONEYWEB:

24 May 2017 

Merits of historical municipal debt argued at ConCourt

moneyweb.co.za

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702:

20 May 2017 

ConCourt expected to rule on municipal debt liability

702.co.za

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South Coast Herald Article:

4 April 2017 

Ground-breaking litigation could affect all property owners, municipalities and bond holders

southcoastherald.co.za

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The Star Newspaper Article:

31 March 2017 

Old Debt Liability Court Set to Rule

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MDS Article: SCA RULING ON CLEARANCE CERTIFICATES

29 March 2017 

Forward Projection of Rates on Municipal Clearance Certificates Declared Invalid

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MDS Article: CON COURT OF SA

27 March 2017 

Constitutional Court of SA set to bring finality on Historical Municipal Debt

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HomeTimes Article:

27 March 2017 

David-and-Goliath Historical debt case on its way to Con Court

www.hometimes.co.za

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HomeTimes Article:

13 February 2017 

Not the consumer’s duty to read the water meter:  Case nr 17808-2016 Argent Industrial Inv (Pty) Ltd v Ekurhuleni Metro. Municipality

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NVC WINS in the High Court: Ekurhuleni & City of Tshwane Municipality:

7 November 2016 

The Municipal Debt Specialist Saves Property Owners in the Courts

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GHOSTDIGEST ARTICLE LAW REPORT:

8 MARCH 2016 

 At last - S118(3): Municipalities may not hold new owners of properties liable for municipal debts older than two years under Section 118(3) of the Municipal Systems Act No 32 of 2000.

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Radio 702 Interviews Mayor

6 December 2016

The Mayors take on fighting our Case

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Radio PowerFM Interviews our Director

7 December 2016

Lawrence Tlhabane Interviews Mr Livanos on the Shocking Appeal in ConCourt

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HERALD LIVE

5 December 2016 

DA & ANC have formed an unlikely alliance to fight landmark debt ruling.

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The Star: IOL

6 December 2016 

Historic debts back on table

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MoneyWeb

7 December 2016 

Uncertainty still hangs over old municipal property debt

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VIDEOS

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RISK TO NEW PROPERTY OWNERS

24 FEBRUARY 2016

Not my debt, not my problem?

24 AUGUST 2014

CNBC Live TV Interview

20 May 2014

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Auction Property: Bargain or Municipal Nightmare?

Many people look at buying properties on auction hoping to find a bargain of a lifetime, sometimes only to realise it was the mistake of a lifetime..

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Are New Homeowners or Tenants Liable

27 JUNE  2016 

The Courts are making it quite clear that the Municipality, may simply not disconnect the services to the new owner and/or tenant unilaterally.

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Ekurhuleni Punished: Tenants not Liable

1 JUNE  2016 

Tenants not liable for Owners Debt: The Court has released a devastating Judgment against Ekurhuleni Municipality. The Courts were so disdainful of the Municipality's  conduct that they decided to sanction the Municipality by way of a punitive cost order.

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SOUTH AFRICANS OWE R118 Billion

8 MARCH 2016 

Business Tech : South African municipalities are heavily in debt – and it’s largely due to unpaid bills coming from households in the country’s biggest metropolitan areas.

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Carte Blanche update

24 FEBRUARY 2016 

Carte Blanche : Following a recent Supreme Court ruling, property owners can be held liable for debts dating back as far as three decades prior to their buying the property. A municipal debt specialists says this will harm both buyers and sellers...

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COJ debt not owners problem

24 FEBRUARY 2016 

Business Day : The City of Johannesburg will not pin liability for historical property debt on new owners. Instead, it will insist that a previous owner settle all outstanding debt against a particular property prior to it being transferred to the new buyer.

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Latest property rates judgment

19 FEBRUARY 2016 

IOL : The Supreme Court of Appeal has confirmed that a municipality’s right to secure amounts owing on a property is not extinguished when the property is transferred.

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The S118(3) Monster – II

18 FEBRUARY 2016 

Chantelle Gladwin discusses the implications (but not the correctness of) the Supreme Court of Appeal decision in City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell.

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purchasing a new home?

18 FFEBRUARY 2016 

The Citizen : If you buy a property that has a municipal-related debt to it – incurred by the previous owner dating back to more than two years – you might be responsible for paying it.

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Historic debt on a property

17 FEBRUARY 2016

Private Property : A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgement has got South African homeowners running scared. The ruling found that a current owner can be liable for unpaid rates, taxes and utilities incurred by previous owners, going back 30 years.

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Be careful when purchasing a new home

16 FEBRUARY 2016 

Moneyweb : If you buy a property that has a municipal-related debt to it – incurred by the previous owner dating back to more than two years – you might be responsible for paying it.

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Property Owner? Better sit down

16 FEBRUARY 2016 

Cape Talk : A Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgement handed down at the end of last month has ruled that new property owners can be held liable for municipal historic debts dating back three decades.

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New Homeowners Ruling Explained

16 FEBRUARY 2016

Eyewitness News : A new ruling states that new homeowners need to pay previous historical debt before they can own said property. Listen as legal expert at Schindlers Attorneys Chantelle Gladwin explains.

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Property Debt Shock 

16 FEBRUARY 2016 

Front Page of The Star Newspaper. Buyers may be liable for 30-years Property Debt.

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Property shock on historical debt

15 FEBRUARY 2016 at 22:17pm

IOL/CAPE TIMES: Property shock on historical debt for new owners. JOHANNESBURG: Property owners face the grim prospect of owing huge sums of money to municipalities in debt incurred by previous owners dating back up to 30 years

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The S118(3) Monster – I

11 FEBRUARY 2016 

GhostDigest : Peter Livanos has some sound advice for sellers with outstanding municipal debts following the recent judgment of City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell.

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risk to new property owners

1 FEBRUARY 2016 

Peter Livanos announces : APPEAL COURT DECLARES THAT THE MUNICIPALITY MAY HOLD NEW OWNERS LIABLE FOR PREVIOUS DEBTS INCURRED ON A PROPERTY:

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GREAT BLOW AGAINST THE MUNICIPALITY

27 APRIL 2015

Peter Livanos announces : Judgement of Stand 278 Strydom Park (Pty) Ltd and Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Case No: 23503/2014

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City of Tshwane vs Mitchell & Mathabatha

21 OCTOBER 2014 

Peter Livanos explains : City of Tshwane vs Mathabatha - Recent Fourie Judgment between COT & Mitchell ...

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property owners liable for defaulters

21 OCTOBER 2014

Moneyweb : Are new property owners liable for defaulters’ dues? The North Gauteng High Court last month handed down a landmark decision that protects the purchasers of properties that....

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Municipal rates ruling

16 OCTOBER 2014

IOL : Municipal rates ruling ‘not such good news’

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Perregine Joseph Mitchell v City of Tshwane

9 OCTOBER 2014

GhostDigest Peter Livanos explains : Case No: 50816/14, North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria (8 September 2014)

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Metro Ignores Court Ruling

21 OCTOBER 2014

REKORD Centurion : Front page of the REKORD Newspaper

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Not my Debt, Not my Problem?

25 August 2014

Bonita Nuttall explains as aired on Carte Blanche

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#1 Trending Topic In South Africa

24 AUGUST 2014

Twitter : #NotMyDebt - #1 Trending Topic In South Africa

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Clearance Certificate Dangers

19 JUNE 2014

GhostDigest Peter Livanos explains : Risk of only paying for the last 2 years.

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Property Buyers Beware

12 MAY 2014

Property24 : Buyers beware old municipality debt

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Wheelchair Bound pensioner horror

2 MAY 2014

The Citizen : Tshwane hounds wheelchair-bound pensioner for others’ debts

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New property owners held liable

30 APRIL 2014

MoneyWeb : Tshwane tries to make new owner pay the old owner’s municipal account.

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Non compliance of high Court Rules

24 APRIL 2014

GhostDigest : Peter Livanos is concerned that some transferring attorneys and Sheriffs are not complying with High Court Rule 46 and Form 21 - Conditions of Sale in Execution.

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High Court Rule 46

24 APRIL 2014

Peter Livanos is concerned that some transferring attorneys and Sheriffs are not complying with High Court Rule 46 and Form 21 - Conditions of Sale in Execution.

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property Owners Deprived

11 APRIL 2014

Peter Livanos reveals : NEW VENTURES CHALLENGES THE MUNICIPALITIES IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA

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Historical municipal debt

23 JANUARY 2014

GhostDigest : Chantelle Gladwin advises that in the light of Mathabathe all Offers to Purchase should include a clause that sellers undertake to obtain a full rates clearance.

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eThekwini guidelines 2013/2014

10 OCTOBER 2013

GhostDigest : NEW eThekwini guidelines 2013/2014

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Tshwane vs Mathabathe

12 SEPTEMBER 2013

GhostDigest Dudley Lee :  offers his opinion on Tshwane Municipality v Mathabathe 

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Thorny issue of Clearance Certificates

13 JULY 2013

Saturday Star : Clearance of Council Debts a Thorny Issue

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Added burden for Attorneys

30 MAY 2013

GhostDigest : Roelie Rossouw sees an added burden for conveyancers to ensure that properties they are transferring are free of all municipal debts. 

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New s118(3) process

18 APRIL 2013

GhostDigest : City of Cape Town Municipality issues New process to Enforce Section 118(3)

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Stress-free property transfers

4 JULY 2007

Bedfordview/Edenvale Newspaper : Article in the BUSINESS CHATTER 

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Change.org

26 APRIL 2014

INTERNATIONAL PETITION.STOP LOCAL GOV. BY ACTING INHUMANELY & UNLAWFULLY.

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