By the Newsletter team

Managing schemes is a complex task, which requires a detailed knowledge of the Sectional Titles Act, the prescribed rules, a holistic understanding of the South African legal system as well as knowledge of scheme management best practices.

Law applicable to scheme management is under constant review and it is therefore imperative to keep up-to-date. Failing to know and apply the legal requirements for scheme governance can have serious consequences.
83 minutes to trustee expertise course
Paddocks has recently introduced two new short courses; Winning in Sectional Title Meetings and 83 Minutes to Sectional Title Trustee Expertise, both compiled by Prof Graham Paddock. These short courses are designed for anyone involved in sectional title and who wishes to be empowered in their understanding of these avenues of sectional title. These short courses are offered in English through online distance learning and will equip students with the confidence to grasp of the key elements of the Sectional Titles Act.

83 Minutes to Sectional Title Trustee Expertise course – This short course will introduce students to the practical skills of legal, financial, physical and administrative sectional title scheme management. Being a trustee can be a rewarding experience, offering the opportunity to improve the quality of life at a sectional title scheme. However, not all trustees have the basic knowledge required to run a sectional title scheme correctly. The 83 Minutes to Sectional Title Trustee Expertise course will provide trustees with practical orientation and a legal framework for sectional title management.

Winning in Sectional Title Meetings course – This short course will introduce students to the legal aspects of sectional title meetings and equip them to manage these meetings with clarity and confidence. Sectional title meetings are at the heart of effective scheme management. All-important decisions are made at these meetings. The Winning in Sectional Title Meetings course will provide students with a thorough understanding of how to protect their rights at trustee and owner meetings.

These short courses double as great refresher courses for past students of our UCT (Law@Work) Sectional Title Scheme Management course and Paddocks Law of Sectional Title Meetings course respectively.

For more information, contact Emma on 021 447 4130 or email Alternatively, visit for more information.

Article reference: Paddocks Press: Volume 7, Issue 4, Page 3


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