Rending high quality services as speedily as possible.
The collections Department is headed by Ms. Hlongwa and Mr Gasa.
Our office staff have extensive experience in debt collection, in particular municipal rates debt collection of non-paying rate payers.
The Municipality will usually send a list of defaulters to our office, we then
- Issue a Letter of Demand in terms of Section 56 of the Magistrates Court Act 32 of 1944.
- Issue Summons if the debt is not issued after we have served the letter of demand to the debtor. Depending on the value of money in dispute, if the amount is greater than R400 000, the High Court have jurisdiction but if it is less than that amount, the lower courts will have jurisdiction (District or Regional Magistrates Court).
- Application for Default Judgment once the defendant fails to file the Notice of Intention to defend after receiving Summons.
- Application for an Emolument Attachment Order (EAO) or Garnishee Order where the court grants us the order to attach debtor’s property or for his/her employer to deduct money claimed in the Summons.
The above process might seem complicated, but with the staff we have at BS Mabaso Attorneys, we make sure that we make our client’s lives much easier.
South Africa has some of the most liberal and progressive Labour Law in the world and as such, it is extremely difficult to keep up and comply or even understand how it applies to both employer and employee, whether in the Public or Private Sector. That is where BS Mabaso Attorneys come in.
Our staff appears in Bargaining Councils, CCMA and High Court on behalf of our clients, defending them in Labour related matters. We provide the following Labour services to clients;
- Unfair Labour practice disputes.
- Advice and drawing of employment contracts, restraints of trade or confidentiality agreements.
- Disputes relating to restraints or confidentiality.
- Probationary employee disputes.
- Independent contractors.
- Legal Advice on all areas of Labour and employment law.
- Legal representation at CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Courts, Labour Appeals Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court.
- Chairing of Disciplinary enquiries as well as prosecuting on behalf of the employer (Municipality herein).
- Retrenchments, restructuring and organizational development.
- Attending to all aspects of Health and Safety requirements and environmental law.
- Strikes and picketing.