|It is with great sadness that the Council and staff of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces have learnt of the untimely death of Mr Nic Swart, the Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of South Africa and Director of its legal wing, the Legal Education and Development.
Nic was highly respected in the legal fraternity for his leadership qualities and specifically for his contribution in the legal education field as well as his pro-active involvement in issues such as young lawyers and vocational training.
Nic showed leadership, in assisting with the transitional arrangement relating to the implementation of the new dispensation under the Legal Practice Act. Nic was a friend of the profession and all his colleagues, we will miss him for his many talents, energy and can-do spirit. Nic was truly a very special and unique man. He was one of those extraordinary people that many loved and wanted to be around for his great warmth, grace, integrity and friendship.
We also express our condolences to his wife, Mariette, his two daughters and the family.