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JUNIOR COUNSEL

Jaco Pretorius

Year Of Admission:
  • 2002
Email:
  • pretorius@adv21.co.za
Contact Number:
  • 082 739 9275
Practice areas:
  • Administrative law
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Commercial litigation including insolvency law
  • Company law
  • Law of contract
  • Banking law
  • Property law and public procurement matters  
Brief curriculum vitae:

Jaco graduated at the Northwest University (Potchefstroom) where he obtained BCom (1997) and LLB (1999) degrees. He commenced articles as a candidate attorney in 2000. Having been admitted as an attorney on 3 July 2001, Jaco practiced as such at a Sandton law firm. Jaco was called to the Bar in June 2002 when he commenced pupillage and was admitted as advocate on 11 September 2002. He has since practiced as an advocate and member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates.

Principal reported cases:
  • Pitelli v Everton Gardens Projects CC 2010 (5) SA 171 (SCA) / [2010] 4 All SA 357 (SCA))
  • Structured Mezzanine Investments v Davids and Others 2010 (6) SA 622 (WCC) / [2011] 2 All SA 583 (WCC)
  • Nedbank Ltd V Bestvest 153 (Pty) Ltd; Essa and Another V Bestvest 153 (Pty) Ltd and Others 2012 (5) SA 497 (WCC) / [2012] 4 All SA 103 (WCC)
  • Paulsen and another v Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd 2014 (4) SA 253 (SCA) / [2014] 2 All SA 527 (SCA)
  • Paulsen And Another V Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd 2015 (3) SA 479 (CC)
  • Conekt Business Group (Pty) Ltd V Navigator Computer Consultants CC 2015 (4) SA 103 (GJ)
  • Afribusiness NPC v Minister of Finance 2021 (1) SA 325 (SCA)
  • Barker Turf CC v Selborne Country Club 2010 JDR 0546 (KZD)
  • Warberth Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Maidson Place CC 2010 JDR 1029 (GNP) / [2015] JOL 34529 (GNP)
  • Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd v Project Law Prop (Pty) Ltd 2011 JDR 0339 (GSJ)
  • Swart NO v Structured Mezzanine Investments (Pty) Ltd 2011 JDR 1757 (GNP)
  • Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd v Autumn Star Trading 739 (Pty) Ltd 2012 JDR 0020 (GNP)
  • Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd v New Century Homes (Pty) Ltd 2012 JDR 0021 (GNP)
  • Structured Mezzanine Investments (Pty ) Limited v Bestvest 153 (Pty) Ltd 2013 JDR
    0862 (WCC)
  • Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd v Martycel Properties CC 2013 JDR 1348 (GNP)
  • Silvermoon Investments 278 CC v Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd and another [2014] JOL 31527 (ECG)
  • Structured Mezzanine Investments (Pty) Limited v Basson NO and others
    [2013] JOL 30350 (WCC) / 2013 JDR (WCC)
  • Odendal and Another v Structured Mezzanine Investments (Pty) Ltd [2015] JOL 33675 (SCA) / 2014 JDR 1134 (SCA)
  • Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency v Saldosol Investments (Pty) Ltd and Another 2015 JDR 0899 (ECG)
  • Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd v Forlee 2015 JDR 0944 (ECG)
  • Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Limited v Mayibuye Transport Corporation
    [2016] JOL 35906 (ELC) / 2016 JDR 0309 (ECGEL)
  • Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd v Martycel Properties CC 2016 JDR 1847 (GP)
  • Martycel Properties CC v Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd; In re: Slip Knot
    Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd v Martycel Properties CC 2016 JDR 2266 (GP)
    Matsipe v SAI Group (Pty) Ltd [2017] JOL 38048 (GP)
  • Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd v Martycel Properties CC and Another JDR 0939 (GP); (55004/2012) [2017] ZAGPPHC 244 (26 May 2017)
  • SKG Africa (Pty) Ltd v Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency 2021 JDR 0286 (ECG)
  • SKG Africa (Pty) Limited v The Director General: Department of Public Works and Infrastructure 2021 JDR 1217 (ECG) / [2021] JOL 50898 (ECG)
Society Memberships::
  • Pupillage and Advocacy Training Committee
    • Pupils interview panel (2011, 2020 to date)
    • Pupillage Coordinator Liaison (2020)
    • Accreditation Task Team (2020)
    • Diversity Training Subcommittee (2021)
    • Mentoring subcommittee (co-convener); Vaccination subcommittee
      (convener); Pupillage Intake Process Subcommittee (2022)
  •  Fees Committee – Fee mediators’ panel (2012)
  • Transformation Committee: Transformation Research Programme of the JSA (2013)
  • National Teacher Trainer Advocacy Course of the GCB in Stellenbosch (Wallenberg)
    – trainee (2017)
  • Advocacy Trainer (2017 to date)
  • Pro Bono Committee member (2019)
  • Diversity Training (2019)
  • Group 21 Pupillage Coordinator (2020 to date)
  • Pupil lecturer (2020 to date)
  • Sexual Harassment Officer Training (2021)
  • Judicial Candidates Review Committee (2021)
  • Bar Council (2021/2022)
Education:

B Comm (1997)
LLB (1999)

Languages:

English and Afrikaans

Lectures and presentations:

Legal Education and Development (LEAD): Law Society of the Northern Provinces
Insolvency Law lecturer 2009 to 2020
JSA Advanced Advocacy Trainer (2017 to date)
JSA Pupil lecturer (2020 to date)

Appointments:

Acting Judge (Gauteng Division, Johannesburg) 2021

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