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Paddocks Course Calendar for 2010

Click here to find out the dates for the upcoming Paddocks Courses in early 2010.

Home Owners’ Association Management Course

The HOA Management Course is due to start on the 22nd of February 2010. Registrations close on the 12th of February. Don’t be left behind.

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Festive Season Celebration

Paddocks Team 

Above:The Paddocks team at the Festive Season Party.

UCT Sectional Title Development Course

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29 – 31 March 2010

The 3-day intensive UCT Sectional Title Development course is due to start soon, in Johannesburg.

We are happy to welcome a third presenter to the course, Biff Lewis (professional land surveyor), who will be joining Professor Graham Paddock and Clint Riddin (sectional title accountant).

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Meet George

George Michael Holt

Lead Developer at Paddocks

How long have you been working with the company?
Almost 2 years now.

Why did you come to work at Paddocks?
More opportunity to grow in my field.

What do you enjoy about working at Paddocks?
The people. It is a great environment to work in and everyone is always friendly, and friends are important.

What do you do when you are not working at Paddocks?
I'd say I have a life outside of IT, but that would be a lie. My hobbies include graphic design, video editing, web programming, occasionally game programming, but most of all, online gaming!

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Meet the Team

The Paddocks Team


We would like to welcome Tamara Breytenbach to the team.

Tamara will be the Course Coordinator for the first presentation of the Paddocks Home Owners' Association course.

Contact Details

Email: info@paddocks.co.za
Telephone: 021 685 4775

10 Park Rd
Cape Town

January 2010 (Volume 5, Issue 1)

Dear Paddocks Press Fan

2010 is set to be a memorable year for all of us. All around we see the evidence of major capital expenditure on our country's infrastructure. We look forward to enjoying the use of these facilities for many years after the final whistle is blown in the World Cup soccer final. 

Now, if we can get some of that energy transferred to revitalising Eskom's human and technical infrastructure... who knows what we can achieve!  

Late last year we changed the format of Paddocks Press to make it more accessible. This year sees a change to the monthly publication deadline: look for the new edition on the last Wednesday of each month

This year will also see new aspects introduced into the UCT Sectional Title Scheme Development course and a repeat of the very successful Law of Sectional Title Meetings course.
Kind regards,


My, my...how we have grown!

Sam Paddock

A look at the development of Paddocks

By Sam Paddock

Paddocks certainly has grown over the last few years. In this article Sam, Managing Director of Paddocks and GetSmarter, describes how Graham Paddock & Associates has been transformed into a specialist Sectional Title training firm.

We are proud of our success and deeply grateful to the people who have supported us over the past few years. (reading time: ±1 min)

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Insurance and the home owner’s association

Mike Addison


By Mike Addison

When we think of community living and insurance, we usually think about sectional title insurance, because it is under the sectional title environment, where the buildings have to be insured by the body corporate, the responsibility of the management of the scheme.

Within the home owner’s association environment, it is somewhat different. In this article Mike looks at the issue of insurance within a home owners’ association environment. (reading time: ± 3 mins)

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The Imposition of Owner Directions and Restrictions on Trustees

Jennifer Paddock

A thorough look at section 39(1) of “the Act”

By Jennifer Paddock

In terms of section 39(1) of the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (“the Act”),

“The functions and powers of the body corporate shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, the rules and any restriction imposed or direction given at a general meeting of the owners of sections, be performed and exercised by the trustees of the body corporate holding office in terms of the rules.”

Jennifer takes a closer look at section 39(1) and answers a few questions relating to the power and authority of the trustees and owners. (reading time: ± 3 mins)

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Sealants and goalies – One and the same #2

Robert Paddock


By Rob Paddock

Why should goalies stay fit? Why should inspections and maintenance be performed on sealants?

Inspections and maintenance are to sealants, what training and regular practice are to goalies: vital for optimum performance. When a contractor is hired to review the condition of the sealants on your scheme’s building, they should carry out the following basic steps detailed in this article… (reading time: ±3 mins)

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Monthly student profile

Paddocks Team

Marco de Oliveira

By our Training Team

This year we are starting a new section in Paddocks Press: Student profiles.

We are very happy to be starting this year off with profiling Marco de Oliveira, who has completed three of our courses. (reading time: ±2 min)

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Q&A with Jennifer

Jennifer Paddock

Monthly Q&A

By Jennifer Paddock

This month we cover the following topics in our Q&A section:

• Developer's voting power
• Registering managing agents
• Remuneration of trustees
• Do we need a chairperson?
(reading time: ±2min)

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Upcoming Training Courses

Online registration now available

Home Owners' Association Management Course
Registrations close: 12 February 2010
Will teach students the legal aspects of Home Owners’ Association (HOA) management.
Click here for further details on this course.

Law of Sectional Title Meetings Course
Registrations close: 5 March 2010
Will empower students to control and manage meetings with clarity and confidence.
Click here for further details on this course.

UCT Sectional Title Development Course
Registrations close: 19 March 2010
Will immerse students in the legal, financial and administrative aspects of property development under sectional title.
Click here for further details on this course.