Appointment: 1997 to present

HSG has been involved in the Greater Edendale and Vulindlela Development Initiative (GEVDI) since 1997 through one of its founding partners, Dave Smyly. The initiative started as a joint project between the Department of Human Settlements and Msunduzi Municipality but has since included other departments such as COGTA, Rural Development and Land Reform.


  • Land-legal services, as well as general legal advice
  • Drafting policies
  • Dealing with tenure conflict resolutions and tenure rectifications
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable legislation
  • Acquisition of land and conveyancing