Chris Fick & Associates

Welcome to 2021! We hope you had a good break and that you are ready to tackle the new year’s challenges and opportunities.

In this newsletter we have a short report on the Deeds Office and we introduce Mr Odwa Ndesi, an attorney who joins us as a professional assistant focussing on litigation and human rights, and a mentee to Chris in our conveyancing and property law section.

The Deeds Office has been very slow off the mark this year, to a large extent due to the level 3 lockdown restrictions.  Before the festive season break the examination period (between lodgement of deeds and registration thereof) was about 8 to 9 working days, we expect this period to stretch to about 14 working days.

Odwa Ndesi studied for his LLB at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, and completed his candidate attorney training at Schneider Galloon and Reef in Cape Town.  Thereafter Odwa opened and ran his own practice for more than 2 years before joining the City of Cape Town as a Senior Professional Officer dealing with property and contractual matters for close on 4 years. In 2020 he decided to finish his Masters in Environmental Law and to focus on property law before contemplating setting up his own practice again.

Odwa has also founded a non-profit that focuses on mentorship and discipleship of young men and boys in rural/township schools.

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