Commercial law, property law


Our legal practice was founded by Daantjie Malan in January 1991, and was then known as Daantjie Malan Attorneys. Daantjie was joined by Thys Lourens in March 1996, who had until then practised for his own account. Leon Viljoen joined the company in February 1999 and became a director in April 2001. After a few name changes, the company is known today as Malan Lourens Viljoen Inc.

Our company operates entirely independently and consequently we have no vested interest in any estate agency, mortgage originator or developer.

The directors are involved in the local community, school- and church councils, charitable organisations and upliftment programs.


Our Mission

Our mission is to take the lead in the legal profession in an innovative manner, to be adaptable in a world of ever changing modern technology and further to serve our community on a basis which is fair and beneficial to all concerned.

Our Goal

Our goal is to offer a dynamic, effective and friendly professional service supported by traditional human relationships based on our Christian beliefs and high ethical standards.

Daniel Jacob Malan (Daantjie)

Deceased estates and wills

B.Proc (UOVS)

Daantjie, who was admitted as attorney on 4 October 1989, is the founder of Malan Lourens Viljoen Inc. He heads our deceased estates and wills division and also specializes as a conveyancer. He has experience in both residential and commercial conveyancing and concentrates on property development. He is also a qualified Notary and Valuator.

Daantjie is the past president of Gordon’s Bay Rotary, past chairman of Hendrik Louw Primary School Governing Body and currently the chairman of Strand Rate Payers Association and Helderberg Sakekamer and serves on various other boards and charitable organizations. He is also Paddling Champion, and a member of SA Masters Life Saving, Strand Surf Lifesavers Club and Maties Canoe Club.

Matthys Gerhardus Lourens (Thys)

Conveyancing and commercial law

BA.LLB (Univ.Stell)

Having started his career as a prosecutor in 1983, Thys was admitted as attorney on 15 January 1986. He heads our conveyancing and commercial divisions and has experience as an arbitrator in arbitrations matters.

Thys has held various directorships and leadership positions over the years, including positions at university, sport clubs, commerce associations and in a school governing body. He currently holds memberships at golf clubs, Radio Helderberg NPC, CBMC and BNI.

Dawid Leon Viljoen (Leon)

Family law

B.Proc (Unisa)

Leon has headed our family law department since 2003, concentrating on divorces, ante-nuptial contacts, family related applications and interdicts. He was admitted as an attorney on 3 December 1999 and obtained the right to appear in the High Court on 29 August 2011.

Leon has vast experience in Magistrate and High Court litigation, and has served as a Commissioner for the Small Claims Court since 19 July 2012.

Ruan Herbert

Family law

BCom LLB PGDip. Finplan (Univ. Stell)

Ruan conducted his articles at Malan Lourens Viljoen and was admitted as an attorney on 1 February 2013. He currently heads our litigation department and with specific focus on eviction applications, rental disputes, labour disputes and criminal matters.

Ruan is a member of the CBMC and is at present furthering his studies at the University Stellenbosch Business School as a part time MBA student.

Malan Lourens Viljoen Inc
9 B Gardner Williams Ave, Paardevlei,
Somerset West, 7130
P O Box 1029, Strand, 7139

Tel +27 21 853 1535
Fax +27 21 854 6300

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