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Jhb GhostConvey Club – April 07

16 April 2007

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.



Competition

March 2007 Competition winner
Our March 2007 Johannesburg GhostConvey Club winner is Heather Ress from Deneys Reitz.
Your prize is on its way to you!! Enjoy.

April 2007 Competition
You can stand a chance to win a R500 gift voucher from Woolworths if you have suggestions about content, format or anything else - let us know - this is your news ... Please direct all comments to joinjhb@ghostconvey.co.za. We will have another "lucky draw" to determine the winner. Please also send us pictures and information of past and forthcoming events at your company.

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 joinjhb@ghostconvey.co.za and filling 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 ;)



GhostConvey Roadshow

The property industry is changing constantly and we face new challenges daily. On 1st June 2007 the National Credit Act (NCA) will come into force and substantially change the way the conveyancing process works. Despite increased property transactions and additional legislative impediments the conveyancing industry is still expected to offer superior service, reduced times to registration and accurate reporting.

In order to assist you to meet these challenges we would like to invite you to join us for an update on the National Credit Act and the consequent changes to the bank milestones. We will also introduce you to the new GhostConvey Developments Module as well as the Attorney Gateway for FNB.

Come to hear Korbitec's experts in the field addressing the following crucial issues:

  1. NCA - New bond application process
    Paul Esselaar - Electronic Law Manager, Korbitec
  2. NCA - Milestones
    Mari Van Wyk - General Manager, GhostConvey, Korbitec
  3. GhostConvey Developments module and new features
    Mari Van Wyk
  4. GhostConvey - what's in the pipeline
    Mari Van Wyk
  5. Attorney Gateway - The alternative Gateway for FNB
    Dawie Verryne - General Manager, Financial Services, Korbitec
Who should attend? Conveyancers and conveyancing secretaries who do bonds or property developments.
When: 9 May 2007, 10h00-12h00 and 13h30-15h30, and 10 May, 10h00-12h00 and 13h30-15h30.
Where: Building 8, Harrowdene Office Park, Western Service Road, Woodmead, (parking is available).
Booking: E-mail events@ghostconvey.co.za with your name, firm's name, and the date and time of the session you would like to attend or contact 08600 EVENT (08600-38-368) by 26th April 2007.



Helpdesk

We would like to introduce you to our HelpDesk Consultants over the next few months, its always nice to put a face to a name you chat to. :) And include the most common query of the month from HelpDesk.


Please meet Toyheba Karrien (Previously Peters)

Toyheba who was recently married was born and raised in Cape Town and is one of three children. She started working for attorneys in March 1995 and in 2000, she studied part-time and completed a course in paralegal studies. In August 2004 a change was in order and she started working at Korbitec.


Her broad conveyancing experience (9 years) is an asset to all on the Help Desk. Hobbies include dancing, singing (in the privacy of her home). Toyheba loves playing pool and reading but hasn't read a good book lately it's just been glossy magazines for a while now.

FAQs
Question:
Why do I get the following error when trying to run the 8.4.7 update and how do I correct it?


Answer :
First run 8.4.5 and thereafter 8.4.7 (only ABSA CPF panel attorney's were required to do the 8.4.5 update originally).



Client happenings

Engelbrecht Khumalo van der Berg Inc joined in the mass campaign against crime in March by wearing blue and pink.




Please note the links below

We publish all the bank and relevant GhostConvey notices on this website, please check it regularly
http://www.ghostconvey.co.za/code/Notices.htm

Bank milestones are listed below, to ensure you are following the correct procedures.
ABSA
FNB
Nedbank
Standard Bank



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.

We introduced Judy Welthagen in March 2007.

Second up is our GhostConvey Branch Manager, ANDREA WYNNE.


"Love what you do! Life is short and there are so many great adventures to experience and wonderful people to meet. Make the most of each minute and know that everything you have and do is a blessing!"



Other products

Windeed Tips

Windeed map searches
Our new map searches in WinDeed are a huge hit out in the market place so please pass on the info to any of your Estate Agent contacts to make sure they have access to the program, especially as the software is free, support and training is free and they only pay for the searches they do on WinDeed.







Recipe of the month - Cheesy Bread Rolls

Ingredients
1 ball dough
½ pkt thick white onion soup
± 250g marge
1 tsp garlic
Grated cheese

Method
Cut dough into 12 balls
Melt butter and let cool slightly, then add in white onion soup and garlic and stir.
Grease pyrex dish, dip balls into butter mixture and place in dish.
Pour balance of mixture over balls.
Sprinkle grated cheese over and bake at 180ºC until brown (± 20 to 30 minutes)
ENJOY!!!





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