Dear Col. Hedley Harris, My name is Leon Thanasaras, and I was a student of the July 2014 course in Durban.

I just want to share the following with you, and also want to thank you for your teachings.

I was retrenched in July 2014 after working for 9 1/2 years for an Auction company in Richards Bay, that’s when I decided to go into the Auction business myself. We started with small auctions in August, Sept, Oct. In November we sold a Farm for R 3.8 million and the assets for R 630 000.00. In Jan 2015 we auctioned a guest house in Vryheid for R 880 000.00. We are so blessed and again I want to thank you for everything you taught me.
God bless you!

Leon Thansaras

Zululand Auctioneers

Dear Jeanine/Hedley

Thanks so much for the training I received from your auctioneering school. I always told myself it was easy to do the bidding calls until I find the real truth through uncle Hedley. Thanks a lot to Aunty Zola, Ravi, Johnny Maritz. To Gracie and Vijay you were the funny ones you made the class lively.

Will never forget all your encouragements guys and uncle Harris.


Themba Letswele

Dear Mr Hedley

Just a word of thanks for the course last week.

I thoroughly enjoy it, meeting new people and exchanging ideas.

Your course content is excellent covering every aspect of the auctioneering business.

Thanks again



Firstly very many thanks for an excellent course. I found it not only professionally put together, with very clear documentation and slides, but also of enormous interest. Your drive and motivation, even when I got the basic numbers wrong (back to school!) were very encouraging. I feel totally motivated by this new venture and hope that in the future I shall be able to put into practice what I have learnt from your skills and experience.

Finally a thank you for the organization of correspondence, documentation etc. together with refreshments and lunch.
All very much appreciated. In the meantime I wish you a very happy Christmas and may 2014 be full of surprises, peace and warmth.

Best Wishes

Professor Sandi Ward

Mnr Harris,

Baie dankie dat ek u kursus kon bywoon. Die week was werklik aangenaam en ek het geweldig baie geleer.

Baie dankie vir die wyse waarop u die kursus aanbied. U passie vir die beroep is aansteeklik.

Elmar van Tonder

Dear Jeanine,Hedley,Glen,Marco and Frans and all other staff of “the gavel restaurant”,

Thank you so much for a wonderful course. I’ll keep practising till I can make you proud!

Much love and best wishes,

Lizz Meiring

Johannesburg Course May 2011

Hi Hedley,

I would like to take this oppurtunity to thank you from myself and Chris(my older brother) for an awesome course ! We thoroughly enjoyed it and learned an enormous amount from you.Not only the theory but a lot about life!

We are getting our ducks in a row and will shortly start auctioning! The quicker the better!

Thanks again and keep up the good work !



Cape Town Course August 2010

Dear Hedley

Just a quick note to again say thank you for the wonderful course this week. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I am filled with an incredible desire to take our current business to a new level. It was an inspiring course and I learned a great deal from you in just 4 days. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us and I am sure that I will be in touch with you again in the future for advice.

Let me know when you are in Cape Town again , the least I owe you is a nice dinner.

Best regards

Dawid Jacobs

Jager Estates

Good morning Jeanine,

Firstly I like to say thank you and Col. Hedley for the great course of auctioneering

He conducted in May in Durbanville.

By now I am busy setting up my own auctioneering “enterprise”.

Mainly Property and Yachts.

I also like to stay in contact with Col. Hedley, knowing having him as a back up is a great feeling.

At this point I like to make my services available to him as well, if there is anything where I can be of help for him (helping with German clients etc.), please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mike Hildebrandt

Cape Town Course May 2010

Hi Hedley

I have just celebrated the first birthday of HP AUCTIONS a division of HUTCH PROPERTIES. www.hutchproperties.co.za

I thought I would drop you a line to say….. my attendance at your cape town course in june 2009 was a great experience and the skills learnt over those six days has given me the edge over my competitors and is most certainly the best thing I have done in my life.

I am thoroughly enjoying my auctioneering business, mostly livestock. Please check out my website from time to time.

chat soon

Andrew Hutchinson

Cape Town Course June 2009