Dear GhostConvey Customer
Welcome once again to the Johannesburg GhostConvey Club! Our aim is to provide you with useful GhostConvey related information on a monthly basis, in addition to some more light-hearted hints, recipes, jokes etc, and not forgetting our regular competitions with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.
Club membership is FREE and you can expect to have access to monthly published interesting information such as profiles of people and groups we deal with, including Banks, Mortgage Originators and Estate Agents. As a member of this exclusive user forum, we will also share with you useful tips about our products - just the kind of information you need in order to make your jobs easier.
To join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and fill in the detail prompts.
If you know of other GhostConvey users in your firm who may be interested in joining this exciting free venture - feel free to pass the message on to them so they can also join the club.
Changing firm? Please also inform us via e-mail
- so we can contact you in case you win a prize ;)
December 2007 Competition Winner
Our winner for the December 2007 competition: Congratulations to Beryl Coetzee
from Visser & Pickup Att.
in Vryburg. We will contact you shortly to deliver your prize!!!
January 2008 competition
TD5 - CALCULATION OF VAT PAYABLE:
What are the two new fields added on the SARS tab in the 'Calculation of VAT payable' panel with labels? (User Notes Version 9.7.4)
Email your answers to email@example.com
. All correct answers will go into our lucky draw and the winner will receive a voucher to the value of R500.00
What's happening at our clients?
If you want to share anything about your firm, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We will be happy to publish it on the Club.
What's happening at our offices?
Korbitec Johannesburg had our Christmas Function at Rodizio's on the 6th of December 2007. It was a huge party and lots of fun. Here are some pics as proof.
Madel Louw and hubby Ettiene enjoying a jug of Caprinah (a Portuguese drink made of lemon juice, castor sugar and vodka).
All the meat was served on giant skewers.
Tersia Fourie and Tanya Botes finding something very amusing.
Judy Welthagen (Support Manager), Elmi Opperman (GhostConvey Trainer) and Brett Watkins (Ever charming Support Consultant) posing for the photographer.
Andrea Wynne (Branch Manager) & Leona Snyman (Sales Consultant)
Lynton Oelofsen (Ghost Practise Consultant) and Phillip Opperman (Elmi's husband) just can't get enough…
Jive time!!!!! Windeed Manager, Tyron Oosthuizen (right) and Monique showing us how it's done.
Brett Rogers - Middle (Ghost Practise Consultant) also having fun on the dance floor.
WE ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A CHARITY FUNCTION ON THE 7TH OF DECEMBER 2007, ORGANISED BY CAREER CHOICE. IT WAS A HECTIC DAY OF EATING DRINKING AND HANDING OUT PRESENTS TO THE CHILDREN OF THREE CHILDREN'S HOMES IN PRETORIA WEST. SEEING THE CHILDREN ENJOYING IT SO MUCH TUGGED ON OUR HEART STRINGS AND WE HAD TO SILENTLY WIPE AWAY THE TEARS FROM TIME TO TIME ...
Tyron, Steven and Leonie making Candy Floss
Some of the "Decorations"
Tyron playing with the ponies
The children enjoying the jumping castles
Tyron (left), Madel (Middle), Tanya (back) and Leonie (right) with some of the children
Andrea (Our branch manager) helping with the clean-up
Father Christmas arriving ...
We had to wipe away the tears seeing the children so exited by Father Christmas
Andrea was covered in foam when Steven was done with her.
The "Local Entertainment". They were excellent!!!
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Tips and tricks for using GhostConvey
Sars and Section 35A
In terms of the provisions of Section 35A of the Income Tax Act, 1962 a certain portion of any purchase price in excess of R2 000 000.00 has to be withheld by the purchaser, if the Seller is a non-resident.
Two new fields added to GhostConvey as follows:
· tab - with label 'Seller non-resident iro Sec 35A Income Tax Act?'
· tab - with label 'Withholding amount iro Sec35A'
If the purchase price is greater than R2 000 000.00 an 'Attorney Checklist' will be produced on the 'Documents for Signature' print task. This document is to assist is ascertaining whether the Seller is a resident or non-resident, of South Africa.
If, in addition to the purchase price being in excess of R2 000 000.00 the Seller is a non-resident then -
- the new field on the tab (per Transferor) will be activated and should be ticked (the existing similar field on the tab will be auto-ticked).
- the new field on the tab re the withholding amount must also be completed.
If 1. and 2. above are completed, the following documents/changes will become available:
SARS Declarations print task
· NR 02 - (only available in English)
· NR 02 (Notes)
· NR 03 - (only available in English)
Initial Letters print list
· Letter to Purchaser confirming resident status of Seller
Documents for signature print task:
· 'Transferor - Personal Affidavit' - will have a clause confirming non-residency status.
· 'Instruction to Register Transfer' - acknowledges the amount to be withheld.
From the Help Desk
Our featured staff of the month is Timothy Summerton. He has been with the Help Desk since August 2007, after previously applying his trade in a well known telecommunications call centre. Originally from an IT background, Timothy has seamlessly taken to the support of our Conveyancing and Search products. His well mannered and friendly nature has made him a favorite amongst customers and staff alike. Timothy's zest for life is speed and besides dealing with our customer queries as fast as possible, he is often found frequenting the common Cape racing Hot spots.
Meet the Johannesburg GhostConvey team
Every month you will be able to put a face to a voice you might have spoken to or a name you might have heard of. We will be posting a photo of one Johannesburg GhostConvey team member each month.
It is time to meet another GhostConvey Support Consultant, GERHARD SANDER.
"When you think things are bad, think again! ... It can always get worse!!"
Click here to see the staff archives to date.
Recipe of the month - Frozen Berries in Chardonnay Jelly
Why not welcome the heat with a celebratory drink or, in this case, a boozy jelly!
- Serves 6
- 1 bottle (750 ml) Chardonnay
- 300 g fresh raspberries or frozen mixed berries
- 1 vanilla pod, slit lengthways
- 2 T (30ml) powdered gelatine
- 250 g castor sugar
Place the wine and berries in a bowl and allow to steep for half an hour.
Strain the wine into a saucepan and keep the berries to one side. Heat the wine with the vanilla pod until nearly boiling and leave to steep on one side for 15 minutes.
Remove vanilla pod from wine and reheat. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Allow to boil if you want to lose the alcohol. Add a third of the hot wine to the gelatine and stir to dissolve. Add this mixture to the rest of the wine and stir well. Strain into a large jug.
Divide the berries equally into six flattish, clear glass serving bowls and pour the strained wine over the top. Allow to set in the fridge for at least three hours, though a day would be recommended if you want to make this well ahead. Finally, remove from the fridge 15 minutes before serving.
The Broken Lawn Mower
Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is usually the husband.
When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed.
But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first: the
truck, the car, e-mail, fishing, always something more important to me.
Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point.
When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors.
I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a few minutes. When I came out again I handed her a toothbrush.
"When you finish cutting the grass," I said, "you might as well sweep the driveway."
The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp!!
We know life is rough, but RELAX !!
Put your feet up and Chill !!
Lekker werk terwyl die krag nog aan is !!