Drafting of Bills of cost and Taxations
"Efficiency through Experience"

About Us

When MVO Consultants was launched back in 1999, there was no established in toto (as a whole) service for the insurance industry or legal fraternity to turn to.

From their considerable experience in the field, Johann van Tonder and Jan Heydenrych both noticed how often time, resources and opportunities were being squandered - and how often legal procedures were being hamstrung by inefficient processes.

...So they decided to pool their resources, their networks, and their extensive expertise together to launch this much-needed professional service.

Legal Investigations and costings
Costings AND Claim Investigations
Costings AND Claim Investigations

Growth

At first MVO only specialised in the drafting of Bills of Cost and the investigation of motor vehicle accidents. However, a broader range of services was soon added as the firm expanded, and additional specialists in various fields were appointed.

Within the first year of operation, the Bloemfontein branch office was launched. Later a branch in Umtata was established.

MVO Consultants continued to expand its client base, which by now included the Road Accident Fund (RAF), SANTAM, Mutual and Federal, PSG, Ruscor, AON, Brolink, and approximately 50 legal firms and insurance brokers.

In October 2001 MVO Consultants formed a black empowerment firm, VERSITRADE, which operates exclusively for the RAF in the Free State, Northern Cape, North West and Lesotho.

In November 2017 MVO Consultants formed a separate firm, VTH Consultants(Van Tonder & Heydenrych), which operates exclusively for Bills of Costs and Taxations.

Despite this phenomenal growth, MVO Consultants have consistently managed to deliver exceptional personal and professional service, no matter the size or scope of service required.

Meet the Team

Jan, MVO Consultants
Jan Cornelius Smith Heydenrych
BA Law, Higher Certificate Short Term Insurance, Professional Loss Adjuster
Jan has been working in the insurance industry since 1989 and founded MVO Consultants with his partner, Johan in 1998.

Jan specializes in all Liability Claims, Loss of Income and the investigation of merits

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 82 494 4698
Facsimile: +27 86 530 5012
Email: jan@mvo.za.net
Johannes Hendrik van Tonder
Johannes Hendrik van Tonder
B.Iuris
Johan has been drafting bills of costs since 1989 and also acted as Taxing Master at the Arbitration Forum, now Equillore for the past 15 years. He has founded MVO Consultants with his partner, Jan in 1998.

Johan specializes in drafting all kinds of bills of cots in the High- and Magistrate's Court as well as non-litigious tariff and also presents and oppose bills when attending taxations.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 82 494 4695
Facsimile: +27 86 530 5013
Email: johan@mvo.za.net
Monde Msizi
Monde Msizi
Monde was working for Plascon Paints in Epping Industry before joining MVO Consultants in 2004 as an interpreter. Monde joined our Assessor's team in 2006 and became one of the CC members in 2012.

Monde specializes in Merits and Quantum investigations as well as loss of Income claims.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 28 769 8871
Email: monde@mvo.za.net
Tania Harris
Tania Harris
Tania started working for MVO Consultants in 2002 as a tracing agent. She started showing an interest in the rest of the services provided by MVO Consultants and in 2004 she did a Caddie course and started drawing up plans for the Assessors. She later worked as an assistant and typist for the Assessors. In 2008 she started training as a Cost Consultant and became one of the CC members in 2014.

Tania specializes drafting bills of costs in High- and Magistrate's Court as well as non-litigious tariff.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 73 264 9132
Facsimile: +27 86 530 5017
Email: tania@mvo.za.net
Joe Daniels
Joe Daniels
Joe is a former SAPS member who joined the SAPS in 1983 as a Warrant Officer. He joined MVO Consultants in 2007 as a Senior Legal Assessor. He also completed his diploma in Forensic Examinations in 2010. Joe became a one of the CC members in 2016.

Joe specializes in Merits and Quantum investigations for the Road Accident Fund and various legal fraternities and third party claims for the insurance industry.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 73 759 8532
Email: joe@mvo.za.net
ADV Paul Swart
ADV Paul Swart
B.Comm LLB
Paul has 35 years of legal experience, inclusive of 18 years as assessor. He joined MVO Consultants in 2011.

Paul specializes in assessing all types of Liability Claims, inclusive of Merits and Quantum investigations, as well as Complex Loss Adjusting assessments.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 72 063 8359
Facsimile: +27 86 247 7124
Email: paul@mvo.za.net
Dan Pawson
Dan Pawson
Dan was a detective in the South African Narcotics Bureau from 1986 to 1992 whereafter he was part owner of Monaco Café in Strand from 1992 to 1994. He was a financial consultant at Southern Life in Stellenbosch from 1994 to 1996 and worked for Mutual & Federal as claims manager from 1996 to 2012. From 2014 Dan fulfilled a role as Loss Adjuster at Proloss Loss Adjusting Services and in February 2017 joined MVO Consultants.

Dan specializes in Business Interruption, Advanced Loss of Profits, Body Corporate, Fire, Machinery Breakdown, Fidelity Guarantee, Corporate and Commercial losses and General Adjusting.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 82 888 3266
Email: dan@mvo.za.net
Marius Venter
Marius Venter
ND Management
Marius joined MVO Consultants in 2002 and is based in Bloemfontein and handles the Free State, Northern Cape and Lesotho claims.

Marius specializes in Merits and Quantum investigations, Loss of Income and Liability Claims.

Telephone: +27 51 522 7455
Mobile: +27 82 497 6625
Email: marius@mvo.za.net
Claude Christians
Claude Christians
Claude is a former SAPS member who joined the police service in December 1987. In 1998 he was assigned to the Detective Service where he served at different units for 17 years. While serving in the police service he achieved various distinctions such as Best Student, Best Non-Commissioned Officer, nominated Non-commissioned Officer of the year and Best Detective Commander. He also holds a 3 year diploma in Police. He joined MVO Consultants in September 2015.

Claude specializes in Merits and Quantum investigations.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 72 212 0146
Email: claude@mvo.za.net
Lotie Swart
Lotie Swart
Lotie was employed by the Traffic Department of the City of Cape Town for 28 years. During this period he obtained the Final Diploma of the Institute of Traffic Officers, Examiner of Motor Vehicles and Examiner for Driver's License. He joined MVO Consultants in November 2000 as a Motor and Non-Motor Assessor.

Lotie specializes in motor claims, theft of vehicles, damages to buildings and theft of property.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 83 549 3049
Email: lotie@mvo.za.net
Stephan Smit
Stephan Smit
Stephan joined MVO Consultants in 2011 as an Assessor.

Stephan specializes in Merits and Quantum investigations, Loss of Income on behalf of the Road Accident Fund and various legal firms as well as General Adjusting.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 76 475 0799
Email: stephan@mvo.za.net
Sinazo Twani
Sinazo Twani
Sinazo has extensive administration experience. She was subsequently worked as an office administrator for different companies, for both the private and public sector. She joined MVO Consultants in 2016 as Administrator and was promoted to being an Assessor.

Sinazo specializes in Quantum investigations and Loss of Income. She is also pursuing her studies in Law and also carries out research for MVO Consultants.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 83 955 2409
Email: sinazo@mvo.za.net
Eben Alberts
Eben Alberts
Eben worked for the SAPS from 1988 - 2005. He was a broker at Pruden Advisory Services and a financial advisor for Sanlam from 2006 - 2007. He was also a marketing manager at Bidline and Aucor from 2007 - 2011. From 2011 - 2015 he did private investigations and also Road Accident Fund investigations. Eben joined MVO Consultants as an Assessor in 2015 and is based in Umtata.

Eben specializes in Merits and Quantum investigations and Loss of Income.

Mobile: +27 81 466 8546
Email: eben@mvo.za.net
Siyabulela Mdingi
Siyabulela Mdingi
Siya worked for Lavela Assessors from 2010 to 2014. He also worked for Censeo in 2014 and joined MVO Consultants in 2015 and is based in Umtata.

Siya specializes in Merits and Quantum investigations and Loss of Income.

Mobile: +27 73 680 8036
Email: siyabulela@mvo.za.net
Jaco Coetzer
Jaco Coetzer
Jaco has been a cost consultant since 1999.

Jaco specializes in drafting bills of costs, costs estimates and settlements of bills, opposing bills of costs and attending taxations.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 83 430 2668
Email: jaco@mvo.za.net
Therese Swart
Therese Swart
Therese joined MVO Consultants in January 2012.

Therese specializes in drafting of bills of costs and settlements of bills.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 73 287 9411
Email: therese@mvo.za.net
Natasha Serame
Natasha Serame
Natasha took up employment with Bills of Costs where she started her training as a Legal Cost Consultant. Three years later she joined A Righard Munnik Cost Consultants where she was employed for 25 years until she was retrenched in October 2013 and in this time she gained extensive experience in drafting Bills of Costs. She then joined the Road Accident Fund initially as a Legal Cost Officer and later as a Payment Officer. When her contract ended with the Road Accident Fund she free-lanced for various Cost consultants until she joined MVO Consultants on a permanent basis in 2017.

Natasha specializes in drafting bills of costs in High- and Magistrate's Court as well as non-litigious tariff.
Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 61 394 9643
Email: natasha@mvo.za.net
Lana Kleyn
Lana Kleyn
After matriculating Lana took up employment at a Bank as an administrative clerk in the bonds department. In 2001 she changed the direction of her career and joined a firm of auditors. MVO Consultants was one of the clients on her client base. In 2007 she joined MVO Consultants as bookkeeper.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 76 557 5622
Email: lana@mvo.za.net
Elizma Du Plooy
Elizma Du Plooy
Elizma started working for MVO Consultants in 1999 as a typist for the Assessors. She left MVO Consultants 2005 and worked in the legal field for 9 years and has experience in Magistrates and High Court Litigation and Third Party Claims. Elizma joined MVO Consultants in November 2014 as Office Manager.
Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Mobile: +27 84 325 5751
Email: elizma@mvo.za.net
Anneline Johnson
Anneline Johnson
Anneline worked in the legal field as a secretary for 30 years and has experience in High Court Litigation, Estates, Curatorship and Valuations. Anneline has joined MVO Consultants in 2013 as a typist for the Assessors.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Email: anneline@mvo.za.net
Louise Howell
Louise Howell
Louise has 30 years administrative experience. Amongst the companies she worked for is DBS Midrand where she was a regional and divisional secretary for various regions and divisions. She relocated to Cape Town and worked at a primary school as class assistant. Louise joined MVO Consultants in September 2014 as a typist for the Assessors.
Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Email: louise@mvo.za.net
Hanneke Botha
Hanneke Botha
Hanneke started working for MVO Consultants in 1999 as a general assistant.

Telephone: +27 21 591 2565
Email: hanneke@mvo.za.net
Yolan Tlhapane
Yolan Tlhapane
Yolan started working for MVO Consultants in March 2016 as typist for Marius Venter at our Bloemfontein branch.

Telephone: +27 51 522 7455
Email: yolan@mvo.za.net