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Kagiso Mahlangu

Partner

CMS RM Partners
82 Maude Street
3rd Floor
Sandton
2196
Johannesburg
South Africa
Languages English, Sesotho, Zulu

Kagiso is a director and head of our Real Estate and Conveyancing practice.

She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer whose practice areas include general notarial work as well as commercial and residential conveyancing. Her commercial real estate related experience ranges from drafting and vetting lease agreements, conducting property related due diligence investigations, attending to real estate transfers, registering security in the form of bonds (both mortgage and notarial), and attending to the registration of real estate subdivisions and consolidations. Kagiso also has experience in attending to real estate transfers as part of commercial transactions such as the sale of letting enterprises or businesses as a going concern.

In her over 10 years of experience, Kagiso has provided legal real estate related services to a wide range of clients including listed and unlisted entities, financial institutions, multinationals, and high-net private individuals. Having worked at two leading local and international corporate law firms, Kagiso gained and retained the invaluable skills required in working in multi-disciplinary teams on cross border finance transactions, project finance deals and corporate restructuring arrangements involving real estate.

Following running and managing her own practice as part of an all-female boutique legal firm for three years, Kagiso continues to provide professional, competitive and hands-on real estate services as part of CMS South Africa’s real estate and conveyancing offering.

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Relevant experience

Bond security registration 

  • Advised and registered general notarial bond for the value of ZAR100 million to secure existing facilities on behalf of a local financial institution. Transaction related to loan financing for a South African mining and  construction equipment company.
  • Leading African corporate and investment bank – in relation to registration of third ranking mortgage bond on behalf of the investment bank as part of an amendment to a facility for an investment company. 
  • Leading African corporate and investment bank – in relation to the registration of a general notarial bond in connection with a restructuring of a company that supplies equipment for construction, earthmoving, mining, and quarrying. 
  • Niche financier - in relation to the registration of a general notarial bond relating to a specialist rental provider with expertise in the service industry: 
  • An energy management company – in relation to the registration of general notarial bonds required for the restructuring and capitalization of the company. 
  • A scholar transportation company – in relation to the preparation and registration of a general notarial bond for the value of ZAR8 million as part of a fleet financing transaction.
  • Absa Bank Limited – in relation to the registration of a general notarial bond as part of a structured trade facility made available to Dairy Farmers South Africa. 
  • A real estate investment company – in relation to the registration of a mortgage bond for an Islamic finance transaction. 

Real estate

  • An international data services company – advising on property related rights and acquisition of property in relation to the expansion of a data centre. 
  • Leading financial advisory and private equity firm – in relation to conducting a real estate related due diligence on proposed acquisition of real estate rights for the intended operation of a hotel.

Real estate leasing

  • A state growth and development agency – on the registration of a long term notarial deed of lease as part of a development zone.
  • A telecommunications company –on the renewal, termination, amendments and related matters relating to national infrastructure leases.
  • A property development company – vetting and negotiating terms of a lease agreement and offer to purchase as part of an office development in Kempton Park. 
  • American multinational technology corporation – attending to high level review of proposed exhibition agreement as part of the corporations South Africa offering.
  • An international custom software development company –on lease addendum for additional space.
  • Producers of platinum and associated platinum group metals –on early termination of office space lease and offer to lease of new office space.
  • Local entertainment company – drafting and advising on lease for a restaurant and arts and culture hub.
  • Titanium ore, zircon and other materials mining and processing company – in relation to assisting client with creating a leasing template for farmer grazing purposes.

Conveyancing

  • A listed international energy and infrastructure company - in relation to running a property audit and attending to subsequent conveyancing registrations at the relevant Deeds Registry Offices as part of its real estate restructuring.
  • A leading Information and Communications Technology Services Company   – in relation to the registration of a transfer, general notarial bond, and mortgage bond as part of a sale of business. 

Notarial

  • A listed international energy and infrastructure company – in relation to notarial authentication of various tender documents for use outside of the Republic of South Africa.
  • A state-owned enterprise – in relation to notarial authentication of financial institution documents for use outside of the Republic of South Africa.

 

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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Legal Practice Council, South Africa.  
  • Member of the Women's Property Network, South Africa.
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Education

  • 2014 - Conveyancer, Republic of South Africa.
  • 2012 - Notary Public, Republic of South Africa.
  • 2012 - Attorney, Republic of South Africa. 
  • 2009 - LL.B., University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
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