About

Introduction

The South African School of Paralegal Studies (Gauteng) was established in Pretoria and Randburg in 2000 as a franchise enterprise of the South African School of Paralegal Studies. The first South African School of Paralegal Studies was established in Cape Town in 1992 to provide specialized legal training for legal support staff, legal assistants, legal secretaries and paralegals in general.

Courses

We offer the following courses:

  • Senior Paralegal Course  (Part time course)
  • Commercial Law Course (Part time course)
  • Six Short Courses (Part time courses)
  • Corporate Training Seminars (In-house training)
  • Distance Learning In-house training (Part time course)
  • Insolvency Law Course (Part time course)

Training record

As there is no formalized or prescribed training for paralegals at present, the success of the School is totally dependent on its reputation. Unique in South Africa, the School’s high standards and quality tuition have led to its acceptance as a leader in the field of legal support staff education. See our clients for a list of law firms, companies and private persons whom we have trained from 2000 – 2005. Also see the comments of our students regarding the quality and usefulness or our courses.

Principals

The Chief Principal of the South African School of Paralegal Studies (Nationwide) is Dr Günter Pabst, a German lawyer,  who was a member of the Board for Legal Training and Education at SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority).

The Principal of the Pretoria, Johannesburg and North West Schools is Danie van Zyl, from Carletonville.

“Accredited / Approved” training provider

“Our course material has been approved by SASSETA in 2005..  Previously when based in Pretoria the SA School of Paralegal Studies in Gauteng had approval under APRT4/APR038”.

Lecturers

Our lecturers are qualified lawyers with specialized knowledge, experience and skills in the subjects that they lecture.

Some of our Lectures are the following:

Dr. Danie van Zyl – a lawyer with a practise in Carletonville and Pretoria doing all general legal work.
Francesco Ferreri – a lawyer with a practise based in Bryanston specializing in Commercial Law and Sports Law.
Gerald Maree – Practicing lawyer in Pretoria specializing in Labour Law
Kyle Kietzman – Practicing lawyer in Pretoria specializing in Commercial Law
Ina Botha – Practicing lawyer in Carletonville specializing in Family Law .

Location of lecture halls

The Johannesburg School lectures are presented at 41 Putney Road, Brixton, Johannesburg.

The Pretoria School lectures are presented at: TLU SA (Terminale Landbou Unie), 194 James Rylaan / Drive, Silverton, Pretoria

The North West School lectures are presented at: Danie van Zyl Attorneys, 37 South Street, Carletonville

Location of administration and offices for Gauteng and North West

Our administrative offices are situated at:

37 South Street
Carletonville

Telephone 018 786 1872
Facsimile 018 787 3155
Email:vzylprokels@lantic.net
Contact us if you need assistance with directions.

Contact particulars

Telephone 018 786 1872 (Office Hours)
Facsimile 018 787 3155
Email:vzylprokels@lantic.net
PO Box 1715
CARLETONVILLE
2500