Durban Club – Jan/Feb 08

Dear Club Member,

Compliments of the season to all our club members. Let's hope that 2008 is a happy, prosperous year for us all! Please see our competition below; you might be able to win yourself a little Valentine's Day present just for yourself!

Birthday Wishes

Best wishes to our club members who celebrated birthdays last month, and to those with a birthday coming up this month. We hope you all had/have a wonderful day:
Ronel Viljoen 4th January
Nooraan Basha 6th January
Jeanne Heatley 9th January
Feroza Chohan 11th January
Christelle Kotze 12th January
Tracy Robinson 12th January
Rene Booyens 26th January
Virashmee Ramdial 31st January
Helen Ferendinos 6th February
Jeni Viljoen 7th February
Perry Williams 8th February
Vanessa Stilwell 10th February
Caroline Govender 19th February
Karen Small 23rd February


A very warm welcome to Samantha Naude and Charmaine Fourie who have recently joined the Durban Support team. Some of you may already have dealt with Samantha when she was our Receptionist/Training Co-ordinator:

Charmaine and Samantha

Tips and tricks for using GhostConvey

Sars and Section 35A
Non-resident compliance:
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'

Step 1:
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.

Step 2:
If, in addition to the purchase price being in excess of R2 000 000.00 the Seller is a non-resident then -
  1. 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).
  2. 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)
· IRP6(3)

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.

We really can't stress enough the importance of regular backups. If your PC crashed we would be able to reinstall the program, but all your actual matters would be lost. Please check whether regular backups (at LEAST once a week) are being done, and whether the GhostConvey database is included in the backup. If GhostConvey is installed on your PC, backups must be done somewhere other than your hard drive, for obvious reasons.

Please backup the "GhostConvey.mdb" file which can be found in \GWData\Ghostcon\

WinDeed Spider searches
Due to the positive response, WinDeed is extending the Spider Search promotion until the 29th February. That means new and existing users still have a chance to do 3 free searches, worth R39 each.

Valentine's day history
One legend tells that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl - who may have been his jailor's daughter. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today.

This month's recipe - Date and Coconut balls

100g Nutticrust biscuits
250g block pitted dates
250ml coconut
100g butter, melted
50g ground almonds

  1. Crush the biscuits & mush the dates.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and leave to stand for a while.
  3. Roll mixture into balls and roll in the coconut.
  4. Store them in a sealed container in the fridge.
A good addition to lunch boxes!

To stand a chance of winning Pavilion vouchers to the value of R250, email your answer to the question below to Durban GhostConvey Club before the 29th February 2008:

"Does GhostConvey allow you to perform WinDeed GD searches from within the program?"


Registration to our club is free. If you have not yet joined, please click on the following prompt Durban GhostConvey Club, fill in your details and send.

Words of Wisdom
"Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love" - Leo Tolstoy

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