Donovan Kotze

CEO

Donovan is a well-known Cape Town-based specialist management operator & consultant to the residential aged care, community care and retirement living sector throughout South Africa.

He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, financial analysis, Industrial Relations, Government Relations, corporate communications, commercial negotiations, strategic planning, executive recruitment, strategic partnerships, business plans and advice and implementation of complex management re-engineering projects in the Retirement Industry. Donovan also provides advice on other issues relevant to people in retirement, such as buying and selling property, wills and trusts, powers of attorney, succession planning, and health and capacity issues. Donovan can assist with all relevant commercial, property and employment matters.  We also provide advice on specialist issues such as compliance with the Acts pertaining to the retirement and Healthcare Industry.

I have extended experience in:
Counselling and mentoring, Crisis Intervention, Conflict Mediation, Personal Life integration coaching, Public Motivational speaking, Writing of blogs and occasionally a print column for various newspapers.

I am constantly developing systems to help people "breathe easier" and flourish in their lives. After twenty years in the industry as part of management of various retirement villages for Communicare, Manor Enterprises and CPOA and now a successful retirement village Design and Management business with an owner/managed Healthcare & Assisted Living Development. This has led to me acquiring a unique skill set of Communication, Motivational; Leadership and Administrative expertise that can help individuals and companies grow and develop within the industry.

With Donovan’s specialist expertise and unique intellectual property our services include:
Retirement living - advice for individuals and families
Rest home care and subsidy applications
Advice on retirement village contracts and occupation licences
Healthcare issues
Trusts, wills and estate planning
Enduring powers of attorney – advice, drafting and operation
Advice on acting as an attorney
Capacity issues
Aged care sector - advice for providers of retirement villages and aged care facilities
Buying, selling or constructing retirement villages and aged care facilities
Business structuring and operation
Compliance with laws and regulations
Securities Act compliance
Contracts, e.g.: occupation licences
Employees – contracts, relationships and disputes
Healthcare issues
Risk management
Complaints
Disputes and litigation

Donovan Kotze has built up considerable expertise and capacity in the specialist area of Design, Management & law concerned with the development, operation and acquisition of retirement villages. He has managed and advised operators & developers in the retirement village sector over the past 20 years. He comments “We are all aware that the population is gradually aging, and this factor, combined with a desire for the elderly to see out their golden days in increased comfort and security, is driving the phenomenal demand for well-designed and managed retirement villages in this country.” “We have made a concerted effort to grow our team and provide comprehensive services to our client retirement village. Many Companies recognise our abilities to ensure that they remain legally compliant and are well positioned to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.” “The coming into force of the New Retirement Villages Act for seniors has seen greatly increased compliance requirements and we are aware that there are existing operators and villages who have not yet achieved registration and are operating outside the requirements of this new legislation. The directors and managers of such facilities run the risk of prosecution and closure of their facilities.” Donovan and his team are always ready to advise retirement village developers and operators on compliance issues or any other matters to do with designing and operating retirement village facilities.

Specialist features include:

Retirement living - advice for individuals and families
Rest home care and subsidy applications
Advice on retirement village contracts and life rights
Healthcare Design and operation
Trusts, wills and estate planning
Enduring powers of attorney – advice, drafting and operation
Capacity issues
Aged care sector - advice for providers of retirement villages and aged care facilities
Buying, selling or constructing retirement villages and aged care facilities
Business structuring and operation
Compliance with laws and regulations
Employees – contracts, relationships and disputes
Healthcare issues
Risk management
Complaints
Disputes and litigation