Welcome To

Salijee

Govender

Van Der Merwe

SGV Attorneys

SGV Inc is an established Law firm specializing in, amongst others, Employment Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Pension Law, Administrative and Procurement Law as well as Municipal and Public Law.

The Firm’s mission is to provide a cost effective high quality, creative, and result-oriented legal service with integrity and professionalism to businesses and individuals and serve as a primary resource and partner to our clients’ business growth and development.

About Us

Salijee Govender Van der Merwe Incorporated comprises of a team of professionals and various other support staff. SGV is ideally based in Parktown, Johannesburg and accustomed to providing first class service to various clients throughout Southern Africa.

Collectively our team of attorneys offers extensive experience and superior knowledge in the Employment Law, Empowerment Law (BBBEE), Employee Benefits, Municipal Law, Property Law, Public Law, Administrative and Procurement Law, Corporate Law and Pension Law fields.

Partners of the Firm have, amongst other achievements, had the privilege of acting as a Judge in the Labour Court, as well as having worked as mediators and arbitrators. Partners of the firm have been invited to be speakers at various employment law seminars.

Our Firm regularly provide private seminars on various Employment Law topics as well as training on various aspects of Employment Law.

The Firm which represents amongst others, Local Government institutions, Parastatals, Blue Chip Companies, Construction Corporations as well as major listed Corporations, has been at the cutting edge of Employment Law in Southern Africa since its formation in 2005.

The Firm has established a reputation of excellence in the Employment, Municipal Law, Public Law, Procurement Law and Pension law fields. As a firm we pride ourselves on this reputation and endeavor to maintain our exceptional service levels in both a professional and effective manner, thereby ensuring long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Our Services

SGV Attorneys is fully equipped to handle a wide variety of services including: Employment Law, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, Local Government, Pension Law, Property Law, Administrative and Procurement Law, Corporate Law and Litigation.

Employment Law

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Broad-Based BEE

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Local Government

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Pension Law

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  • Employment agreements (including retention agreements and restraint of trade agreements)
  • Chairing and initiating in disciplinary hearings
  • Preparing employment policies and procedures, handbooks, codes and guidelines
  • Litigation (CCMA, BC, Courts, private arbitrations)
  • Retrenchments
  • Transfers of Business
  • Collective Bargaining (including wage negotiations and strike management)
  • Employment equity compliance (including EE Planning and annual reporting)
  • Employment Law training
  • Share and incentive schemes
  • Strategic development
  • Scorecard analysis and development
  • Ownership structures
  • Empowerment training
  • Reviewing procurement and tender processes
  • Municipal laws
  • Forensic investigations
  • Policy reviews and policy drafting
  • Drafting By-laws
  • Litigation
  • Litigation
  • FSB, Adjudicator and FSB Appeal Board
  • Surplus apportionment

Property Law

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Administrative And Procurement Law

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Corporate Law

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  • Property transfers
  • Registration & cancellation of mortgage bonds and notarial bonds
  • Registration and cancellation of servitudes
  • Attending to subdivision & consolidation of properties
  • Opening sectional title registers
  • Contract drafting
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  • Tender Process
  • Compliance Audit
  • PFMA, MFMA
  • Public Tenders
  • PPPFA
  • Policy Development
  • Public Procurement  & Fraud Prevention
  • Tender Investigation and Forensic Reports
  • Training in MFMA, Supply chain, etc
  • SCM
    • Litigation (incl. urgent app)
    • Policy Drafting  & Compliance
  • Shareholders agreements
  • MoI
  • Commercial contracts

Our Team

SGV Attorneys consists of Fatima Salijee (Managing Partner), George van der Merwe (Partner) and Clive Govender (Partner).

Fatima Salijee - SGV Attorneys

Fatima Salijee

Managing Partner

Areas of expertise: All aspects of Employment Law, Procurement Law, Municipal Law, Public Law and Commercial litigation. Find Out More.

Email: fatima@sgvattorneys.co.za

George van der Merwe - SGV Attorneys

George van der Merwe

Partner

Areas of expertise: All areas of Employment Law as well as Pension Law and litigation. Find Out More.

Email: george@sgvattorneys.co.za

Clive Govender - SGV Attorneys

Clive Govender

Partner

Areas of expertise: All areas of Employment Law, as well as BBBEE. Find Out More.

Email: clive@sgvattorneys.co.za

Fatima Salijee

Managing Partner

Areas of expertise: All aspects of Employment Law, Procurement Law, Municipal Law, Public Law and Commercial litigation.

Fatima founded SGV Attorneys in 2005 and drives for excellence as an important aspect of professionalism and quality in the Firm. She is currently busy completing a Masters degree in Corporate law and has had vast success in her role as a prominent attorney providing a range of services in both the public and private spheres.

Fatima has a B.Comm, LLB (University of the Witwatersrand), Higher Certificate in Business Rescue (cum laude) and is an accredited assessor and moderator.

George van der Merwe

Partner

Areas of expertise: All areas of Employment Law as well as Pension Law and litigation.

George was a founding member of SGV Attorneys in 2005. He is a well-respected and recognised attorney in the fields of Employment and Pension law. George boasts both BLC and LLB degrees as well as a Masters degree in Law and also a certificate in Pension Law (Wits).

George has acted as a Judge in the Labour Court and is a qualified mediator and arbitrator and holds a certificate in Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (cum laude). George has successfully completed various courses and is a regular speaker on Employment Law seminars and is an accredited assessor and moderator.

Clive Govender

Partner

Areas of expertise: All areas of Employment Law, as well as BBBEE.

Clive joined the firm in 2006. He spent his articles training under George. Clive is an excellent drafter and his expertise in the field of Black Economic Empowerment makes him an indispensable asset to the firm. Clive holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees and is an accredited assessor and moderator.

Our Valued Clients

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Contact Us

Tel

+27 (011) 726-7752

Fax

+27 (011) 726-7541

Physical Address

11/13 St Andrews Road, Oakhurst Office Park, Parktown, JHB

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Postal Address

c/o PostNet 338, Private Bag X30500, Houghton, 2041

11/13 St Andrews Road, Oakhurst Office Park, Parktown, JHB