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August 2016 (Volume 11, Issue 08)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

We are very excited to announce our brand new course, UCT Scheme Manager - Sectional Title short course, run in conjunction with the University of Cape Town! Take advantage of the early bird promotion and register now! T&Cs apply.

This month, Zerlinda explains Inaugural General Meetings in the video, as well as unpacks the role of a chairperson, in her recent blog article. In the below articles, Carryn gives advice on how to extend your section, and Anton goes over plans in Sectional Title Schemes.

Paddocks are presenting on "AGMs" at NAMA's Trustee Training Seminar on Saturday, 27 August 2016. For more information, please contact Kate McDonald on

Kind regards,

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Paddocks Press Video 13: Inaugural General Meeting
Paddocks Press Video 13: Inaugural General Meeting

How to extend your section
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

The most common examples of extension of a section are where an owner encloses a common property patio or where an owner adds a mezzanine floor in their section. If the alteration extends past the median line as shown on the sectional plan and results in extending the boundaries or floor area of the section, then the owner will have to comply with the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 (“the Act”) that deals with the extensions of sections.

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Plans in Sectional Title Schemes
By Anton Kelly

Like so many things these days, effective sectional title scheme management depends on reliable information. As an illustration of the point, think about how quickly and radically our lives have changed with easy access to the seemingly limitless information on the internet. Some of the information needed in sectional title scheme management can only be found in the plans for the scheme.

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To chair or not to chair: The role of the chairperson
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

In this blog post, Zerlinda explains the role of a chairperson. When the body corporate is initially established, all registered owners automatically become trustees, who hold office until the first (inaugural) general meeting. The chairperson is the developer of the scheme, who will similarly hold office until the inaugural general meeting. Each subsequent chairperson is then elected by their fellow trustees.
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Join us, for one of our University of Cape Town or Paddocks industry courses, presented online, throughout South Africa.

NEW course launched
Short courses starting soon
Upcoming short courses
  • Sectional Title Bridging short course  |  Starts: TBC
  • Start and Manage a Sectional Title Managing Agency short course |  Starts: TBC
For further information, please contact Dino on 021 686 3950, or email
Questions and Answers

As we have so many interesting questions on Paddocks Club, we decided to share the following two with you:

1. Transfer when levies are outstanding
2. Code of Conduct trustees

Prof. Paddock and the team are available to answer the Community members' questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum. Get your questions answered by joining Paddocks Club today.

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