Cape Town defence attorney faces criminal charges for breaching High Court Maintenance Order

Posted in court orders for child support, Crime, deadbeat fathers, divorce, donnette, donnette e davis, south africa, south african crime with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Donnette E Davis




Cape Town defence attorney, George Petrus van der Schyff of the firm Buks van der Schyff Inc, situated in Lula Street, De Tuin, Brackenfell, Western Cape, faces criminal charges for failure to comply with a High Court Divorce order issued in 2001 in respect of maintenance for his two minor children. The criminal charge, under Section 31 of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 is under investigation with the Pietermaritzburg Detective Branch.  Should van der Schyff be found guilty of the offense, he faces inter alia a term of imprisonment.

Van Der Schyff has also been subpoenaed to appear before a Pietermaritzburg magistrate on Tuesday 26 August 2014, for a full financial inquiry as to his present circumstances. Further under investigation is van der Schyff’s unsubstantiated claim to have been placed under “Debt Counseling” by his friend and former clerk, Wynand Basson; court application and order allegedly being granted within two weeks of application. Attempts to obtain official court records of this “application” have thus far proved futile.

van Der Schyff owes almost R70000 in respect of unpaid expenses for his two daughters, and has thus far, refused to comply with a previous court order by Magistrate Dathoo in 2011 to produce financial and audited statements. On Monday the High Court authorized a warrant of execution against van der Schyff’s assets.

van der Schyff is the owner of, inter alia, a Mercedes Benz C Class luxury motor vehicle, and is the registered owner of immovable property, operates his business independently with a number of clerks/associates in his employ.

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According to his website he specializes in Criminal Defense Law and Family Law issues such as divorce, custody, and maintenance matters.

Parents:- For more information and advice if you are fighting this seemingly losing battle please visit:

Failure to pay Maintenance

If the non-custodial parent does not pay maintenance, even though being issued with an order, the court can instruct his/her employer to deduct the monthly amount directly from his/her salary.  A parent who refuses to pay any child maintenance risks having their personal possessions seized and sold, the proceeds of which will be paid to the custodial parent.  Although the courts are against sending a person to prison for non-payment of maintenance, the offender runs the risk of facing a prison sentence.



Hitting #SouthAfrica with a bang! Shoes For Planet Earth Collect for #PetroSA #MosselBay Township Development Race-The Gift of Giving

Posted in donnette e davis on August 13, 2014 by Donnette E Davis

Shoes for Planet Earth is a charity that changes lives through the gift of a pair of pre-loved running shoes. and

It was incorporated in 2009 in Sydney Australia but Viv Kartsounis and Nick Drayton, both ultra-distance runners. Viv is now called The Shoe Fairy and her passion is the charity.

Viv is a ‘Maritzburg girl who grew up with Comrades on her doorstep and Nick, an Australian, just loves to run.

It all started when they were running the Comrades Marathon in 2009 from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. There was so much poverty along the route that they decided to do something about it.

Being runners and with a large network of running friends they were able to get their first box of pre-loved running shoes together, which they sent to an small rural community in KZN.

With transportation costs so high Viv and Nick soon realised that they would only be able to distribute shoes around Australia; to the homeless, to drug and alcohol addicts, to natural disaster victims, indigenous sporting groups, church groups, orphanages and anyone in need.

For international distribution they would have to rely on donated funds, which are not easy to find.

The charity has expanded rapidly over the years and have to date given away 20,634 pairs.

Shoes are collected from running clubs, sports shops, gyms, schools, clubs, families and anyone who wants to help.

The charity operates all over Australia and well as donating pre-loved running shoes to eight African countries, including South Africa. They also give shoes to eight countries in the Asia Pacific region. With shipping costs so high the aim is to have shoes collected and redistributed within the same country, so shoes collected in South Africa and given back to the people of South Africa.

This is what is hitting South Africa with a bang!! Pre-loved running shoes are being collected throughout the WP for the Township Development Race for MosselBay on the 23rd September. They are aiming to collect 1300 pairs of used running shoes to give to the participants in this race!!

Shoes are being collected at a number of locations including:

ZoneFitness clubs around Cape Town:

· Bellville
· CapeQuarter
· Parow
· Zone on the Square
· Wynberg
· Brackenfell
· WomenCape Town,
· Cape Town CBD
· Durbanville
· Milnerton
· Rondebosch
· Willowbridge

Find directions to the nearest ZoneFitness club

For more details and to arrange an alternative pick up or drop off point, please contact Edeline on email edmutize

Contact details in Australia are:
CEO: Viv Kartsounis
Shoes for Planet Earth Inc
SydneyNSW Australia 2120
email: info

Together we can change the lives of so many people through the gift of a pair of pre-loved running shoes.

Help us to make a difference! Clean your old running shoes and tie them together in pairs and donate them to a location near you.

Please help put a smile on someone’s feet!

Your old pair of Runningshoes carries dream to fulfilment @ShoozforPlanet #SouthAfrica #ShoesForPlanetEarth

Posted in donnette e davis on August 11, 2014 by Donnette E Davis

The future of our country is being authored now; you and I can play our part in rewriting history for the generations to come.

We may not have millions to give away, we may not have 67 years to devote to public service but your old pair of shoes could carry a dream to fulfilment.

We are running a drive to collect as many pairs of used running shoes as we can for #ShoesForPlanetEarth campaign. You can find out more about their work here:

Our hope is to give young talented children and young adults across the country a shot at attaining their dreams as athletes regardless of their present circumstances.

We would be more than grateful if you could please spread the word to athletes, family and friends about this campaign.

Shoes will be collected at races in the WesternProvince and we will be happy to collect or arrange an alternative drop off point wherever possible. May you please assist by posting this on your social media pages so we can help change our nation, one young athlete at a time.

Remember our journey to a better nation needs shoes and we hope to collect 1300 in 30 days, and we won’t be able impact 1300 lives without your pair.

For more details and arrange a pick up or drop off, please contact Edeline on 0799390026 or email edmutize

Edeline Mutize

CEO:Viv Kartsounis

Shoes for Planet Earth Inc

P O Box 216


NSW Australia 2120

Mob: +61 422 587 029

All donations are Tax Deductible!

PetroSA Marathon, Mossel Bay, Updated Information, seeking African History IAAF Bronze Label Status

Posted in donnette e davis on August 9, 2014 by Donnette E Davis

The PetroSA Marathon, Mossel Bay, takes place on September 27, 2014, commencing at Santos Caravan Park, Mosselbay, Western Cape South Africa, on 42.2km, 21km and 10km courses around the beautiful seaside town of Mossel Bay. The marathon and related events form part of the Mossel Bay Sports Festival 2014. A very strong contingent of African athletes, representing no less than 5 African countries, is expected to take to the start lines.

This year the event incorporates the ASWD 42.2km trials. The media launch is to be held on 14 August 2014, details to follow.

This race is strictly PRE-ENTRY. Late Entries will be taken on Friday 26 September from 14:00 to 21:00. Registration and collection of race packs on Friday 26 September from 14:00 to 21:00 & on Saturday 27 September 05:30 to 06:50. Fun Run entries on Saturday 27 September 2014 only. Enter online at

What is new in 2014:

· AIMS Certificates for all three of the (10/21/42) Routes

· Prize money for first male and female has been increased to R60000.00 each, and the total race purse over all events and categories nears R600000.00.

· IAAF Bronze Label status, this is a first for the African continent:-

· International elite field of at least 5 different nationalities

· IAAF downhill criteria of max 1/1000 // separation criteria of 50%

· AIMS Certified within the last 5 years

· Elite Runners must have recorded a performance in the 36 month period preceding the competition: 42.2km: Men 2:16, Women 2:38 / 21.1km: Men 1:04, Women 1:15 / 10km: Men 29.30, Women 37.00

· Branded Moisture Management shirts to the first 40 entries per race (10/21/42) – PetroSA approved the lumo yellow color option

· Branded Moisture Management shirt to all category prize winners – PetroSA approved the lumo yellow color option

· Goody bags to the first 1000 participants (5 items + foam peak + Modern Athlete magazine)

· R30,000 (R15,000 M + F) – Time Incentive Prize (Marathon Only) – 2:13 and 2:36

· R41,000 (ASWD Athletes Incentives) (10/21/42)

Results Information:

· 12 Apr 2008: M – Neo Molema 2:18.52 / F – Riana Van Niekerk 2:48.32 / SWD – Lindile Tokota 2:28.09

· 15 Aug 2009: M – Phillip Bandawe 2:15.08 / F – Tabitha Tsatsa 2:40.30 / SWD – Lindile Tokota 2:28.50

· 14 Aug 2010: M – Phatlalla Mohloli 2:18.30 / F – Tabitha Tsatsa 2:39.54 / SWD – Lindile Tokota 2:24.16

· 3 Sep 2011: M – Benedict Moeng 2:17.43 / F – Tabitha Tsatsa 2:38.09 / SWD – Lindile Tokota 2:35.48

· 29 Sep 2012: M – Benedict Moeng 2:14.16 / F – Peris Jepkorir 2:39.56 / SWD – Lindile Tokota 2:30.51

· 28 Sep 2013: M – Motsiebe Molefi 2:18.24 / F – Irene Loritareng 2:43.57 / SWD – Gurome Gelderbloem 2:41.17

Route Record: Benedict Moeng 2:14.16 (2012)

Announcer: Altus Schreuder

Cost of Entry:

42.2km: R75; 21.1km: R60; 10km: R50; 5km: R10: Temporary license: R30

Athlete Incentives (Marathon Only):

R30,000 towards “time” incentives. R15,000 male and female faster than the aforementioned times of 2:13 and 2:36 for M and F respectively. The 2013 winning times were 2h18 and 2h43

Amongst the Confirmed Invited Elite Athletes are some of Africa’s top long distance runners:

Sufa Chala – Ethiopia (M)

Marwa Dickson Mkami – Tanzania (M)

Simon Kipgnetich – Uganda (M)

Ghirmay Tikabo – Eritrea (M)

Amos Mayiyo Maindi – Kenya (M)

Additional Elite Runners (via Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and other Marathons): (Amongst those confirmed to attend on 23 Sep, will participate with Township Development Runners)

  • 21.1km: Benard Koech (M) from Kenya (PetroSAMArathon 1st Junior 2014)
  • 21.1km: David Barmasai Tump (M) – 2011 Winner of the DubaiMarathon, 5th IAAF World 42.2km Championships Personal Best 2h07
  • 21.1km: Marta Mekonen (W) from Ethiopia Personal Best 1h10
  • 42.2km: Wilson Kibet (M) from Kenya – 2014 2nd in Taipei International Marathon, 11th at PetroSA in 2013
  • 42.2km: Aurellia Rutto (W) from Kenya
  • 42.2km: Jascar Kanda (W) from Kenya
  • 42.2km: Gelane Senbete (W) from Ethiopia

Statement released by the #PetroSAMarathon ASWD Media Officer on 08 August 2014

For an interview, please contact:

· ASWD General Manager Michèle Jacobsz

o Tel: 044-8730023

o Fax: 086 716 4610

o E-mail:

o Skype: ASWD.michelle.jacobsz

o Web:


For more information, please contact Michèle Jacobsz on 083 44 22222

Exciting initiative for underprivileged Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres #NPO @PMBComChest #HowCanYouHelp

Posted in donnette e davis on July 25, 2014 by Donnette E Davis

We all know education is the key to the future. We must start at the foundation level with Crèches. At the same time as this NDA Crèche initiative referred to below is taking off, the Pietermaritzburg & District Community Chest would like to launch its own initiative and encourage donors and funders to contribute to a Chest ECD Fund.

Crèches are in short supply in many areas and communities.

The Chest can facilitate a container Crèche for approximately R50,000 ($5000) within 2/3 weeks.

The Chest is already facilitating such a Crèche in Lotheni for a prominent corporate funder.



For more information or to contact the Community Chest Pietermaritzburg directly please save these details

Michael Deegan, Executive Director, Pietermaritzburg & District Community Chest

Tel: 033-394-1031 Ext: 102, Fax: 086-651-6881/033-394-9653, Mob: 072-768-5485

Email: director


The origin of this amazing incentive can be found at

Pretoria – The National Development Agency (NDA) will on Thursday launch an online portal to create awareness and raise funds for underprivileged Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres.

The Adopt-an-ECD campaign, to be launched during a briefing in Polokwane, seeks to increase resource flows into identified ECD centres by getting society, government and business to help provide for the needs of ECD centres in all nine provinces.

The NDA hopes to raise funds or pledges to the value of R500 000 on the day of the launch.

NDA spokesperson Lesego Ranchu said the funds raised will be used to respond to the needs identified by the various profiled ECDs.

The ECD centres are profiled by location and individual needs are listed and quantified.

“The items vary from educational toys and materials, office equipment, mattresses, food gardens and so on,” Ranchu said.

To date, the campaign has raised R210 000 from MSW Engineering & Project Management Consultants, the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) in Limpopo and additional pledges are expected to be made at the briefing on Thursday.

The portal is available on

Organisations and individuals are able to register and make a financial donation to the ECD centre of their choice.

Among the dignitaries who will attend the launch are Limpopo MEC for Social Development, Joyce Mashaba, Polokwane mayor Thembi Nkadimeng, and Capricorn District mayor Gilbert Kganyago, NDA officials and representatives from the private and public sector.

A visit to Moloisi Day Care Centre in Nobody has also been scheduled to take place after the launch. –

#NotSpam WAHMs A legit opportunity to work from home… yes, I think so! Avast didn’t go into overwind during my research!

Posted in World News with tags , , , on June 23, 2014 by Donnette E Davis

Firstly at the outset, let me place my initial reservations on record.  Is it or is this not spam?  I assure you, it is not.  It is a perfectly acceptable manner of making an income by working as a sort of VA to a number – a large number – of organizations internationally. And, according to these organisations, you are paid immediately for the work you produce… We can’t sniff at that!

Given the excruciatingly bad economy we are faced with in our country, and with promises of it becoming worse, we, as parents and working mothers, have no option but to try and broaden our horizons and earn a 3rd, 4th and in some cases a 5th income to support our families.

On one hand, while I work at my law job,  work in social media, still try to research and public books, and keep the blogs and websites updated, that elusive breadline just keeps rising.

So I went on a research campaign and of the 2 dozen or so sites “WORK FROM HOME” I came across, perhaps 3 came up perfectly legit with no crazy warnings and causing my Avast to get into overwind.

On the other hand, I investigated one site, which incidentally is on You Tube, has received a Business Award from Yahoo and can be found on all major platforms and did not send my anti-virus into a flat spin.  It is a reasonably priced activation fee, although a couple of hours a day you will be required to work – after all this is ont get rich quick for nothing – you DO have to work to earn, fun work… what we all love.. computers, and iPads and tech and things…

for a very small investment I think I’m in.  Nope, deal done, I am in!

Who’s going to join me?

Calling all SAHM’s.. WAHM Opportunity! Earn $1000s From Home! Get A listing of 650+ Work at Home companies! It is so very easy to work from the comfort of your home.

Secure Paypal payment of $25  to donnettedavis64 (at) for the Report that might help to get that new car!  1013142_558331917564890_1126759612_n


Show You Care-Urgent Appeal-Changing the world, one child at a time.. #PMB @PMBComChest

Posted in donnette e davis on June 9, 2014 by Donnette E Davis


Changing the world, one child at a time….

Below this appeal is a list of crèches supported by the Pietermaritzburg Community Chest, together with the relevant contact numbers of the PICs. This special and urgent appeal goes out to individuals, families, corporates, and teams.

Please select a crèche and purchase the items for that number of children – warm a little soul this winter!

Your support and generosity would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reading,


Best Regards

Mala Maharaj


Tel +27 33 394 1031

Fax +27 33 394 9653

Email: admin


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