Sheriff PE North

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About Us

As an impartial officer of the courts charged with the task of realizing the fruits of judgment, the role of the sheriff, deputy sheriffs and office staff are often underestimated and misunderstood.

Sheriffs and their staff play a very important role as a vital interface between the Justice system and the public. Sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and office staff members are the face of the Civil Justice system. It would be impossible to secure the attendance of defendants in court or have the decisions and orders enforced, and without sheriffs the adjudication process would be incomplete and the rule of law unimaginable.

Service Charter

All staff members and deputy sheriffs pledge at all times to:

  • Maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity
  • Provide the public with correct information about the services they have the right to receive
  • Treat the public with fairness and courtesy
  • Give the public the best possible value for their money by providing efficient and effective service at all times
  • Maintain confidentiality and independence
  • Honour any undertaking we make as part of our business or practice
  • Carry out our work, service and execution of our duties competently and punctually
  • Take pride in ourselves, the Sheriffs’ profession and the people we serve
  • Never bring the Sheriffs’ profession into disrepute
  • Account for trust monies honestly, accurately and punctually
  • Charge reasonable fees according to the rules
  • Have respect for our colleagues and fellow staff members
  • Dedicate our work towards a better Civil Justice System

The Sheriff


Llewellyn Sharp
Sheriff of Port Elizabeth North
Telephone: (041) 4843960 extension 5
Fax: (041) 4846318
Experience
I have 32 years’ experience in the office of the sheriff of which 26 years as the sheriff for Port Elizabeth North. Served on the SA Board for Sheriffs and is a member of the SA Maritime Law Association of South Africa as well as the SA Sheriff Society.

Profile
I am a well-organized individual and capable to work under pressure. Enjoys working with a wide range of people, self-motivated, strong outgoing personality and the determination to succeed. Take great pride in seeing a task through from start to finish.

Key Skills
I effectively motivate and organize my staff to achieve our objectives, render a professional service to the legal fraternity and general public at all times and under all circumstances. Liaise with ease with other professionals. Utilize tact and diplomacy in order to achieve our business goals.

Education
I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 at University of Stellenbosch.

Pastimes
I enjoy watching sport such as rugby, cricket, tennis & athletics.

Our Deputies


Morne de Lange
Deputy Sheriff
 

Morne de Lange has more than 10 years’ experience in the office of the sheriff. He serves processes in the residential and business areas. He has an extremely good relationship with the public. Morne is also the deputy sheriff responsible for the removals and evictions in the entire Port Elizabeth North area of jurisdiction. He is very punctual and deadlines extremely important to him.

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Martje Meyer
Deputy Sheriff
 

Martje Meyer has more than 30 years’ experience in the office of the sheriff.
She is the most experienced deputy sheriff in my employment. She serves processes in the residential and business areas. Martje has an extremely good relationship with the public and all HR departments.
She is a very dedicated deputy sheriff and fulfils her duties with pride. She will not hesitate to discuss matters with the sheriff whenever she is uncertain about the correctness of the service or execution of processes.
She is very punctual and deadlines are extremely important to her. She has the ability to interact with all members of society in a humane manner, irrespective of their background or circumstances.

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Chris Erasmus
Deputy Sheriff
 

Chris has joined our staff as a deputy sheriff during 2018 after the untimely death of deputy sheriff Henry Kemp. Chris is presently also the sheriff for Kirkwood. He serves processes in the residential and businesses areas. He is an experienced deputy sheriff/sheriff.

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Michael Sifuba
Deputy Sheriff
 

Michael has joined our staff as a deputy sheriff during 2018 after the untimely death of deputy sheriff Henry Kemp. Michael is new to the sheriffs’ profession, but a very keen learner. He serves processes in the residential and businesses areas.

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Our Admin Staff


Madeleine Killian
Administrative Staff Member


Madeleine Killian joined our office in 2009, but has more than 20 years’ experience in the office of the sheriff.
She is a senior data clerk and heads the “data capture department” and works systematically through her daily tasks and gives preference to urgent work. Madeleine is also responsible for the compilation of the daily process statistics. She is professional in her approach and determined to make a success of every task she has to complete. She is a very loyal and dedicated staff member and take pride in completing her tasks.
She is always helpful and willing to assist when requested.

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Suzette Hickson Mahony
Administrative Staff Member


Suzette Hickson Mahony joined our office in 1993, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the office of the sheriff. Suzette is a senior staff member and heads the “reception department” The bulk of all processes, documents or letters received at our office pass her office before distributed to the rest of the staff members. She works systematically through her daily tasks and gives preference to urgent work. She is regarded as the “face” of our office and most likely the only staff member that communicates with most of our clients or persons on any one day, from attorneys, attorney clerks, messengers, defendants, execution debtors, plaintiffs.

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Desire Pienaar
Personal Assistant


Desire has joined our staff in 2011. She started as a clerk in the reception office and performed various administrative duties. Desire assists with the capturing of data, high and lower courts and performs duties in the financial office. January 2018 she has been appointed personal assistant to the sheriff.
Attend sheriff meetings and training seminars. She is a very loyal and dedicated staff member and take pride in completing her tasks.

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Yolanda van der Mescht
Accounts Clerk


Yolanda has joined our staff in 2014. Before she joined the sheriff’s office, Yolanda served traffic summonses obo the traffic department. Yolanda also assist with the capturing of data, and responsible for the debtors accounts. Yolanda also performs administrative tasks at the immovable and movable auctions.
She is a very loyal and dedicated staff member and take pride in completing her tasks.

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Danel Brits
Auction Clerk


Danel has joined our staff in 2012. Danel worked as a clerk in the office of sheriff Humansdorp and Port Elizabeth High Court for 5 years. She also assist with the capturing of data although her main tasks are related to all duties in respect of immovable and movable attachments and auctions.
She is a very loyal and dedicated staff member and take pride in completing her tasks.

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