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Datnow's (Cape Town)

Phone Number:
+27 (0)21 419 8918
105 Cape Town
Email address:
Areas Of Practice:
Collections, Debt Collections, Evictions
Years of Practice:
4 Prestwich Street, Cape Town
Western Cape / Cape Town
Cape Town
Postal Address:
Box 358, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000
How to find us:
Directions: Up Strand Street in Central Cape Town; Turn Right into Loop Street; Cross over Riebeeck Street (Landmark: Safmarine House on your right); and First left into Prestwich Street (Landmark: Cabana Lodge on the corner of Prestwich); we are number 4.

Datnow’s is a law firm specialising in the collection of unpaid debt. Beverly Sandra Datnow established the practice in April 1990 and grew the business to become one of the largest legal debt collection practices in the Western Cape.

We Do Debt Collection.
Datnow’s, a sole proprietorship was established in April 1990. We attend to the collection/recovery of debts including rent collections anywhere within the Republic of South Africa. An experienced team is geared to give you an effective and speedy service.

We adhere to the guidelines of the Cape Law Society, and remain accommodating regarding fee adjustments and/or special fee structures. We also offer a fee structure based only on successful collection.

Our mission is to provide a cost-effective and efficient service by: -

  • Accounting regularly and accurately; and
  • Eliciting swift payments; issuing correct process and being cost conscious to our client.

On handover, action is immediate, and the necessary steps are taken to get your money off your age analysis and into your bank account as soon as possible. An experienced Para-Legal Team Leader is allocated to your account, and she is trained to deal with your debt collection issues. Our systems ensure regular attention to files.

Amongst our current clients we list a large micro-lending bank (total handover of 10 000 matters), individuals, hotels, printing and popular magazine companies, schools, general and electrical wholesalers, motor dealers, clothing manufacturers, Liquidators (handed over 11000 debtors simultaneously), property management companies (rent and sectional title), several other legal practices, and many doctors, dentists, accountants, architects, and other professionals.

The Masterbond Curators appointed us to collect their debtor’s book in excess of R64million. We did this under extremely difficult circumstances, and our collection rate was phenomenal. We also successfully collected a portion of the Liquidated Health & Racquet Club debtor’s book of approximately R5.5million, and assisted with the collection of national television license fees.

If you are looking for a practice that aims to promote a fair and equitable right of participation in our economy including commitment, professionalism and high ethical standards, you have come to the right place. Not only do we get full marks on the above, we offer what you need most ……

  • Successful collection of bad debts;
  • Regular and prompt attention to your debt collection matters; and
  • The promotion of economic transformation by broad based black economic empowerment enabling participation of previously disadvantages persons in the economy.
Beverly Datnow
Contact Person:
Beverly Datnow