Jacobus Kotze

Biography

K is a legal professional with more than 20 year's legal & security experience in South Africa & Nigeria. He obtained his B Iuris & LLB in 1997 from the University of the Orange Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and was an admitted attorney in the High Court of South Africa between 1998 and 2006 after which he worked as legal advisor for various companies in South Africa and Nigeria. Before that he was a member of the South African Police for six years where he was awarded the South African Police Medal for Combating Terrorism twice.He is a widower and lives in South Africa.

Professionally K is the owner of JKLS Africa, an exclusive legal consultancy specialising in legal risk reduction in African jurisdictions based in South Africa and a frequent speaker on legal forensics on Voice of America. His favourite pastime is Military History and particularly the American Civil War which he finds much less boring than law.

Smashwords Interview

You mention your "American Patriot" in every book and article. Who is she?
She was my wife and soul mate in life but for professional reasons (she worked for the US Navy) I could not reveal her real name. Sufficient to say that I would never have written anything if she did not support me and she read everything I wrote first. I often mention her in my books and will keep on doing so. I am very sad to say she died age 41 on 21 May 2014 after a short illness. On request from my readers a short tribute to her is available online but be warned - it is very moving. Her passing makes no difference to me - I will always love and cherish her. Death has no meaning to soul mates - the love continues.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am the owner of JKLS Africa & Associates, an independent and exclusive legal consultancy based in South Africa with associate offices in London (UK) and Lagos (Nigeria). Mostly we look at legal risk reduction and we are very unconventional. For instance we brief businessmen, travellers and other on how to survive as a hostage in Africa. Not a politically correct topic but since 500m dollars worth of ransoms were paid out in 2012 for this type of thing the need is great. Note this does not make Africa more dangerous than any other third world continent - you just need to know how to conduct yourself. Anyway, it never takes me longer than 6-8 weeks to write a book. Some say they can see that also! :)
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Where to find Jacobus Kotze online


Videos

Voice Interview (Afrikaans)
Interview with Author in Afrikaans on various subjects by eHowzit.co.za during September 2013

Hostage Survival Briefing
In the following video K talks about his company’s Hostage Survival Briefing which is part of Forensic Law and dealt with in Tricks of Trade - Memories of a Rogue Lawyer.

Books

Better Men
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Price: Free! Words: 28,600. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: June 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Parenting » Absentee parents
This is a book for both men and women about relationships in the modern world. It looks at soul mate love as well as what is expected from men i.e. to fulfil the natural leadership role in his household in terms of finance, religion, good manners and house chores.
Satan's Touch
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Price: Free! Words: 17,800. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Child abuse
This booklet is about child and spouse abuse. It covers the pattern of abuse in children as well in the abuser which shows clearly when you know what to look for. Further it deals with spouse abuse and the law. You have many options to protect yourself and your family.
My American Patriot - A Tribute
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Price: Free! Words: 15,470. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
The author mentioned his wife in all his books and thus she became known to thousands of readers as his "American Patriot." Regrettably she passed away on 21 May 2014 after a short illness and many readers asked for a tribute - to find out more about this remarkable lady. This then is the tribute to my American Patriot, wife and soul mate.
Security Plan for Basic Home Security
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Series: Basic Home Security, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 16,690. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
This book is the logical sequel of the author's popular Basic Home Security eBook published in May 2013. Because of public demand it gives you the checklists you need to implement the security advice given in Basic Home Security. This is the definitive guide on how to establish a working security plan for your home.
Mean Streets - Life in the Apartheid Police (Book 2 The Mean Streets)
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Series: The Mean Streets, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 132,180. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement
A brutally honest account of life in the Apartheid Police in the five years before Mr Nelson Mandela was released from jail in South Africa. It tells the story of a young cop finding his way on the mean streets of South Africa dealing with violent crime, political uprising and counter insurgency. This is the second book of two and deals with his time policing the mean streets of South Africa.
The Practical Cookbook for Single Men
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Price: Free! Words: 22,370. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: October 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » African
(5.00 from 1 review)
This cookbook is for men who are suddenly alone, whether by choice, divorce or death and need to take over the kitchen duties in a hurry. Something they have last done decades ago before marriage. Therefore it is neither fancy nor advanced in anyway, just simple and easy to cook meals using locally available ingredients.
About Your Last Will and Testament!
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Price: Free! Words: 29,620. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Estates & Trusts
This short article is about the pitfalls in allowing your worst enemy (banksters) to draft your "last will and testament" on your behalf for they will enter clauses which will cost your widow needless money afterwards. Based on 22 years of legal practise and law enforcement experience the contents are not fiction and deals with a recent case.
Basic Home Security
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Series: Basic Home Security, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 36,250. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
This is a short article on the different ways to protect your house against armed robbers. Written for the South African market it may sound extreme to the rest of the world. Crime statistics show that armed robberies take place every day where the house owners are beaten up and or murdered. The wife raped and the children abused. Torture is common and the successful prosecution rate less than 8%.
Gewetenlose Strate - Lewe in die Apartheid Polisie
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Price: Free! Words: 200,510. Language: Afrikaans. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement
Hierdie boek is nie jou gewone "troepie" boek nie maar 'n seldsame blik op die lewe in die Suid Afrikaanse Polisie Mag in die vyf jaar voor Mnr. Nelson Mandela vrygelaat is in Suid-Afrika. Die SAP was toe een van die mees gevreesde polisie magte in die wêreld en met rede ook. Gewetenlose Strate is outobiografies en gebaseer op feite. Dit is nie fiksie nie.
Start Typing That Book!
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Price: Free! Words: 29,240. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This is a short article on what pitfalls the author experienced when he published his first books online. It gives valuable advice to the prospective writer in what to do and how to deal with negative reviews which is part and parcel of any book. Simply put, negative reviews are necessary for sales and not a big deal unless you allow it to become more important than what it is.
The Egg Breakers - Counter-Terrorism in Sub Saharan Africa
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Price: Free! Words: 93,240. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
It is not generally known that Sub Saharan Africa has a long tradition of successful counter-terrorism operations. During the 1950's to 1989 many operations took place in Colonial Kenya, Rhodesia and Apartheid South Africa. This book is not fiction and read in Military Academies of 5 countries. It also warns on the lack of good intelligence on the War of Terror in Sub Saharan Africa.
The Circle of Life
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Price: Free! Words: 74,310. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Family law
The Circle of Life touches everyone who ever fell in love for it follows the pattern of betrothal, marriage, divorce or death. But what does the law say about relationships? What are your rights as a spouse? Does the rule of thumb to punish a wayward wife really exist in law? Based upon the legal cases he handled over the last two decades the contents are not fiction.
Your Worst Enemy
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Price: Free! Words: 76,490. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
This book is about the scandalous way defaulters are treated by their banksters (your worst enemy) once they fall on hard times and cannot pay their installments anymore. There are many legal rights which offer good protection against this abuse and this book explains them all in clear non-legalese English. Based on cases he dealt with in the past 15 years this is not fiction.
Tricks of Trade - Memories of a Rogue Lawyer
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Price: Free! Words: 86,230. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The author said in his other book Mean Streets -Life in the Apartheid Police "that it is never good advice to see a lawyer for they are only good at taking your money and give long boring explanations on why you do not see tangible results for your case." It cannot be denied that hard working honest folk is scammed every day. This book is about the scams encountered by his clients in Africa.
The Drug Addict Pattern
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Price: Free! Words: 35,140. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Parenting » Family tragedy
It seems that Society blames the parents of the drug addict for his feebleness in life. In this short article you will not find any sympathy for the drug addict for we deal with the real victims which are the abused parents. It shows you how to spot a drug addict for they all manifest the same pattern which is impossible to hide. We answer the legal questions which go with drug abuse.
Issues of Faith
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Price: Free! Words: 8,020. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Faith
Christian faith is under attack these days. Many will not speak about their faith because of political correctness or fear of persecution. The Author is a Believer and state so very clearly in all his books and articles. But it was a journey through hell to become one and this short article notes the lessons (rules) he learned during that journey during the previous ten years.
Weight Issues
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Price: Free! Words: 22,700. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Eating Disorders
I lost 126 pounds with the least amount of effort during the last 12 months. How did I do it and not regained any? This short Guide will tell you.It is not rocket science and anyone can do it by following the simple steps in this guide.
Mean Streets - Life in the Apartheid Police
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Series: The Mean Streets, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 100,510. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement
A brutally honest and unconventional account of life in the Apartheid Police in the five years before Mr Nelson Mandela was released from jail in South Africa. It tells the story of a young cop finding his way on the mean streets of South Africa dealing with violent crime, political uprising and counter insurgency. This is the first book of two and about his training at the Police College.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jacobus Kotze

  • God's Tests on April 26, 2013
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    All his books are excellent. If you want to understand the trials of life read Mr Servants books. You will not be disappointed. It is my type of read. Knowledgeable, straightforward and to the heart. I learned a lot and understand a lot more. It brings peace.
  • Hannah's Prayer on Oct. 23, 2013

    Wonderful book, really enjoyed it. Thanks and keep up the good work! K