Moulin Rouge functionLegalSuite is extremely proud to have been invited to participate in the 2012 Aktesjol, and what a jol it turned out to be! Hosted this year by Bornman & Hayward, the Aktesjol is an annual event aimed primarily at Conveyancing support staff from the northern suburbs of Cape Town.

This was the first year that a portion of the ticket sales was utilised to benefit a nominated charity.

The theme of this year’s event was Moulin Rouge, and was held at D’Aria Winery in Durbanville on 26 October 2012.  The organising committee of Bornman & Hayward transformed the venue into a magical fantasyland, reminiscent of the golden age of Belle Époque and burlesque, can-can and cabaret.  From the décor and food to the entertainment, guests were indulged and pampered, with beautiful goodie bags provided by the event sponsors.

Entertainment included a photo booth (sponsored by SearchWorks) and a stunning performance by extremely talented (and gorgeous!) performers from Black Orchid Burlesque (courtesy of AJS).  Music was provided by local musical talent Marius Swanepoel, and the event was MC’ed by the dashing Hercules Wilson, Director at Bornman & Hayward.

Prizes ranging from vouchers and wine to leather goods and designer handbags were provided by the unbelievably generous sponsors, with additional vouchers provided by Black Orchid Burlesque.  Sponsors included:

  • AJS Legal Accounting
  • Avon Cosmetics (Leonie Richards)
  • Cape Cleaning Products
  • Casa Blanca Coffee Shop & Restaurant
  • Cilmor Trusts
  • Funtasia Party Décor
  • Honey Costume Jewellery
  • Korbitec
  • LawProperty
  • LegalSuite Software
  • Loxfin
  • Magda’s Leather
  • Metropolitan Life
  • Midas Boston
  • Nichehub
  • Queue Shoes
  • Rodel Financial Services
  • Salon Shalin
  • Sanlam Trust
  • Sh’Zen
  • SearchWorks & LawData
  • Table Mountain Cableway
  • Talitha’s Treasures
  • Techno-Bugs
  • Tyger Manor Pharmacy
  • Waltons
  • Zanzi Spa


The sponsored charity for this year’s event was Huis Jabes, an organisation situated in the northern suburbs of Cape Town which provides shelter and support for victims of domestic violence.  Huis Jabes is dependent upon donations, and it was heart-warming to see how generously both the sponsors and the invited guests contributed to this worthy cause.

A huge thank you must go to the organising committee from Bornman & Hayward, without whom this fantastic event would not have been possible.  They are:

Directors: HP van der Merwe, Johlene Fourie, Hercules Wilson and Jeanni Kemp (Senior Associate).

Secretaries: Wilna Stassen (Convenor), SD Conradie, Anita McHelm-Theron, Carleen Pieterse, Sanette van Vuuren, Judy Nel, Jean Verburg, Landi Moses, Yolandi Nabal, Cecilia Gray, Ray Phillips and Winston Kiewit.


Thank you also to Mary-Jane Lefevre from Rodel Financial Services, who put so much time and effort into the goodie bags!

Well done and thank you to everyone who made this wonderful event so successful!  Next year’s event will be hosted by Kessler de Jager Attorneys.  We wish them all the best and pledge our support for 2013.


Aktesjol Function Room

The function room at D’Aria Winery transformed into a magical fantasyland.


Sue Cubis

The stunning Sue Cubis (Black Orchid Burlesque).


The gorgeous Jesse (Black Orchid Burlesque) and Jackie Oxley (LegalSuite Software).


Wilna Hercules and Johlene

Wilna Stassen (Bornman & Hayward), Hercules Wilson (Bornman & Hayward) and Johlene Fourie (Bornman & Hayward)


Wilna Stassen

Wilna Stassen (Bornman & Hayward)


Anita Carlene and SD Conradie

Anita McHelm-Theron (Bornman & Hayward), Carlene Pieterse (Bornman & Hayward) and SD Conradie (Bornman & Hayward)


LegalSuite girls with Mary-Jane from Rodel

Susan Feren’cak (LegalSuite Software), Mary-Jane Lefavre (Rodel Finance) and Jackie Oxley (LegalSuite Software).


AJS girls

Blair O’Neill (AJS), Nicole Coppen (AJS) and Lazell Sprague (AJS).


korbitec girls

Lucinda Rishworth (Korbitec), Michelle Roos (Korbitec) and Riana Smit (Korbitec).


HP and Hercules at Aktesjol

HP van der Merwe (Bornman & Hayward) and Hercules Wilson (Bornman & Hayward)


LegalSuite girls

Susan Feren’cak (LegalSuite Software), Michelé Bentley (LegalSuite Software) and Jackie Oxley (LegalSuite Software)


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Contributed by:

by Michelé Bentley

LegalSuite Software



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