Jhb Convey Club – Nov 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 time

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 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 ;)

September 2007 Competition Winner

Our winner for the September 2007 competition: Congratulations to Sheila Mokete from Motla Conradie Inc. in Pretoria. We will contact you shortly to deliver your prize!!!

October 2007 competition:


What information can be shared between the Developments and other modules on GhostConvey?

Email your answers to 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 We will be happy to publish it on the Club.

What's happening at our offices?

Johannesburg supported the Boks on the 19th of October in true Korbitec Style.


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Developments Key Benefits

GhostConvey's handling of Development matters has received an overhaul. The process of opening Sectional Title Registers and Townships and then sharing information to the resulting Bonds and Transfers has been greatly improved.

Quick and easy identification of matters linked to a Development
Development matters can be identified quickly. Linking matters to a Development enables the sharing of data such as property descriptions and parties.

Accurate and timely classification of Bonds
Electronic Bond matters are automatically classified when they are linked to a Development. This enables the automatic sending of bank classifications to the bank.

Sharing of Developer and Scheme information
Developer and scheme information is shared between all modules ensuring efficient data capture.

Intuitive document selection.
The Development module's print menu is dynamic, presenting all the potentially required documents.

Accurate workflow and reporting
This is achieved by snoozing matters in batches and setting a desired 'wake up' date. Matters that are snoozing are excluded from the normal diary reminders.

Efficient data capture.
Certain tasks such as assigning a reduction in fees per Development have been included to ensure 'one time' capture of information. Batch capturing of section and portion details makes dealing with multiple properties quick and easy.

Efficient navigation
Various tasks now include filtering on matters linked to Development schemes enabling a well organized view and resourceful use of the user interface.

Wider-ranging solution
In addition to the opening of Sectional Title Registers, the opening of Townships over conventional property is now possible, as well as the ability to produce Certificates of Consolidated Title.

Developments Key Features:

Product features include:
  • Opening of Registers and Townships
    The Developments module now caters for the opening of townships over conventional properties as well as the opening of Sectional Title Registers.
  • Link to Development matters
    Bond, Transfer and Consent matters can be linked to a Development in order to enable data sharing, batch tasks and updating of common information.
  • Batch capturing of data
  • Importing of data between modules
  • Sharing of data
  • Developers are captured once, and then linked to Developments and Transfers.
  • Automatic bank classification of Development matters
    The System classifies bond matters when they are linked to a Development matter.
  • Development Reporting
    A wide range of Developers reports compliment GhostConvey's existing selection of system reports.

From the Help Desk

This month's Help Desk personality is Brian van der Westhuizen. Brian grew up in Cape Town, studied at University of the Western Cape - Bproc. He worked for Legal Aid for 7 years. Brian enjoys reading, all sports, plays the guitar and loves eating good food.

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, FRANCOIS DU PLESSIS.

"The early bird might catch the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

"Eagles may fly, but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines."

Click here to see the staff archives to date.

Recipe of the month - Chicken and Mushroom Pasta Bake
Mushrooms, tomatoes and spring onions give this chicken mince dish fantastic flavour

Serves 4 to 6 | Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 30 mins

  • 500 g chicken mince
  • 5 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes (240 g), chopped
  • 400 ml cold water
  • 250 g pasta shells, cooked
  • 100 g low fat Cheddar cheese
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • 150 g button mushrooms
  • 100 g carrots, grated
  • 1 sachet Knorr Fresh Ideas Spaghetti Bolognaise
  • 30 ml chopped Italian flatleaf parsley

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan and brown the chicken mince
  2. Add the spring onions and mushrooms and fry for 2-3 min
  3. Add the tomatoes and carrots and fry for a further 3 min
  4. Pour in 400 ml cold water into the pan, stir in the Knorr Fresh Ideas Spaghetti Bolognaise sachet contents and bring to the boil while stirring
  5. Simmer uncovered for 10 min, stirring occasionally
  6. Add pasta shells and parsley to the saucepan and stir until well combined
  7. Top with Cheddar cheese and place under the grill until the cheese is golden brown
  8. Serve hot

Last night as I lay sleeping
I died or so it seemed.
Then I went to heaven,
But only in my dream.

Up there St Peter met me
Standing at the pearly gates.
He said "I must check your record,
Please stand here and wait."
He turned and said
"Your record is covered with terrible flaws,
on earth I see you rallied for every losing cause.

I see you drank alcohol and smoked and partied too.
Fact is, you've done everything a good person should never do.
We can't have people like you up here,
You're life was full of sin"
Then he read the last of my record,
Took my hand and said "Come in"

He led me up to the big boss and said
"Take her in and treat her well.
She used to work at attorneys,
She's done her time in hell"

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