About Strydom Attorneys

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Rihanda Strydom, President of the Attorneys’ Association of the South Eastern Cape, 2018

"I am Port Elizabeth attorney, Rihanda Strydom, and I take great pride in securing the best possible outcomes for my clients.   I strive for excellence and I credit my meticulous planning and carefully curated strategies for my litigation success.  I believe my clients are my partners in each case and together we can overcome any hurdle in our path."

Recently I was granted the honour of being appointed as the President of the Attorneys’ Association of the South Eastern Cape for the 2018 year.


Our clients and the the resolution of their disputes in compliance with the law are the reasons for our existence as a organization. We believe Strydom attorneys serve our clients by helping them achieve their best outcomes. Our firm exhibits an unrelenting drive to uncover and follow the best path to resolution. It is through the use of our expertise skills that we are able to deliver value for our clients.


Our vision is to provide our clients with skilled legal advice in a timely and efficient manner. We strive to handle each matter with accountability and responsiveness, as if we were representing ourselves. We focus our attention on the legal aspects so that our clients can rest assuredly knowing they are in good hands.  Our vision reflects our values: integrity, service, excellence and teamwork.


INTEGRITY – We lead by example in all we do.  We set the highest goals of honesty, ethics and integrity.
SERVICE –  Our work is handled punctually and efficiently.
EXCELLENCE –  Our work always reflects our best efforts. We strive continuously to improve.
TEAMWORK –   We know that to achieve our client's goals, we need to operate as a team. The best results are achieved through collaboration.

Who are we?

Boutique firm

As we are a relatively small firm, we are able to give individual attention to our clients and forge client relationships which last many years.  Our depth of expertise is augmented by the assistance of highly experienced consultants with whom we have support agreements.  

Our advice and services will be a valuable asset to any of the firm's clients.


Experienced practitioner

I gained experience at various attorneys in Port Elizabeth before starting my own Practice:

  • Ryno Scholtz Attorneys
  • Kuban Chetty Attorneys
  • Gouws Attorneys
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Professional Associations

I am an admitted attorney in the Grahamstown High Court.

I was appointed as an executive member of the Attorneys’ Association of the South Eastern Cape for the 2017 year.

President of the Attorneys’ Association of the South Eastern Cape 2018.

Need legal advice? Call a lawyer knowledgeable in all the areas of practice below

Our services

Family and Divorce

Maintenance orders

A 'maintenance order' means any order, other than an order of affiliation, for the payment, including the periodical payment, by any person of sums of money towards the maintenance of any other person.  A child is entitled to reasonable maintenance in line with their social position, lifestyle and financial ability of both parents.   Parents need to provide for clothing, housing, dental and medical care, education and training, and, entertainment as well as other necessities of life, proportionately.  This means, pro rata, according to their respective incomes.

Protection orders

A protection order, also called a domestic violence interdict, aims at preventing the reoccurrence of domestic violence or sexual harassment by stating what conduct the alleged offender must refrain from doing.  It is a court order that instructs an abuser to stop the abuse and can also provide for financial assistance.  The protection order may also prevent other people from assisting the abuser to commit acts of domestic violence.

Administration orders

An Administration Order is granted when a debtor is unable to meet his or her financial commitments.  An Administration Order is a way to pay off your debts in installments and can help stop creditors' calls.
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Domestic violence

Domestic Violence is regulated by the Domestic Violence Act and it applies to violence that takes place in a domestic relationship.  Domestic violence not only includes physical violence, but also other conduct which harms, or may cause imminent harm to, the safety, health or wellbeing of the complainant. Examples include emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, economic abuse, intimidation, harassment, damage to property, and stalking.


A will or testament is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses their wishes as to how their property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to execute their lawful instructions.


An Estate is the sum of all a person's assets less all liabilities. This comes into play on a question of bankruptcy and death.


Liquidation is the process by which a company is brought to an end. The assets and property of the company are redistributed.


Sequestration is the act of removing, separating, or seizing anything from the possession of its owner under process of law for the benefit of creditors or the state.

Business rescue proceedings

Business rescue proceedings aim to facilitate the rehabilitation of a financially distressed company by temporary supervision of the company, a stay of claims against the company or possessions; and the development and implementation, of a business rescue plan.


Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage
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Civil litigation

Civil litigation refers to a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions.
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Conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of real property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien.

Drafting of contracts

We are experts in drafting, editing, reviewing and updating various contract types.

Rescission of judgments

When consumers fall behind in paying their creditors, the creditors take judgment against the debtor for the outstanding capital due, interest and legal fees. Once certain criteria are met, the debtor will be permitted to apply for the rescission of judgment.