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National Forum on the Legal Profession

The members of the National Forum are as follows:
Name Designated by  
Kgomotso Moroka SC Minister of Justice Chairperson of NF
Max Boqwana LSSA - Nadel Deputy Chairperson of NF and Chairperson of LSSA delegation
Jan Stemmett LSSA - Law Society of the Northern Provinces Deputy Chairperson of LSSA delegation
Krish Govender LSSA - Nadel  
Jan Maree LSSA - Law Society of the Free State  
Kathleen Matolo-Dlepu LSSA - Black Lawyers Association  
Janine Myburgh LSSA - Cape Law Society  
Manette Strauss LSSA - KwaZulu-Natal Law Society  
Lutendo Sigogo LSSA - Black Lawyers Association  
Thina Siwendu Minister of Justice  
Geoff Budlender SC General Council of the Bar  
Anna Annandale SC General Council of the Bar  
Greg Harpur SC General Council of the Bar  
Elizabeth Makhanani Baloyi-Mere General Council of the Bar  
Roseline Nyman General Council of the Bar  
Mark Hawyes National Bar Council of SA  
Jurgens Prinsloo SC National Forum of Advocates  
Dumisa Ntsebeza SC Advocates for Transformation  
Brian Nair Legal Aid South Africa  
Etienne Horn Attorneys Fidelity Fund Board  
Prof Managay Reddi South African Law Deans Association  
View the tasks of the National Forum.

The National Forum held its seventh meeting on 26 November 2016. Read more on the meetings of the NF.

The National Forum held its sixth meeting on 3 September 2016. Read more on the meetings of the NF.

The National Forum on the Legal Profession held its fifth meeting on 23 April 2016.

The National Forum held its fourth meeting on 23 January 2016. Read more on the meetings of the NF.

The National Forum on the Legal profession held its third meeting on 19 September 2015. Read more on the meetings of the NF.

The National Forum on the Legal Profession held its second meeting in Centurion on 18 July 2015. Read more on the meetings of the NF.

The first meeting of the designated members of the National Forum on the Legal Profession was held on 31 March 2015. Advocate Kgomotso Moroka SC was elected as Chairperson and attorney Max Boqwana was elected as Deputy Chairperson of the National Forum. Read the article: First meeting of the National Forum of the Legal Practice Act (2015 (May) DR 12).


The LSSA has welcomed the implementation of the National Forum on the Legal Profession which commenced on 1 February 2015.
Read press release (PDF - 65KB).
Read the advisory by the Co-Chairpersons (PDF - 88KB) (5 February 2015)

National Forum on Legal Profession
96. (1) A National Forum on the Legal Profession (hereafter referred to as the ‘‘National Forum’’) is hereby established as a body corporate with full legal capacity
and comprising of the following members:

(a) 16 legal practitioners, namely—

(i) eight attorneys designated by the Law Society of South Africa, two of which represent the Black Lawyers Association, two of which represent the National Association of Democratic Lawyers, one of which represents the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope, one of which represents the Law Society of the Orange Free State, one of which represents the Law Society of the Transvaal and one of which represents the Natal Law Society;

(ii) five advocates designated by the General Council of the Bar of South
Africa;

(iii) one advocate designated by the National Bar Council of South Africa;

(iv) one advocate designated by the National Forum of Advocates; and

(v) one advocate designated by Advocates for Transformation;

(b) one teacher of law designated by the South African Law Deans Association;

(c) subject to subsection (3), two persons who, in the opinion of the Minister, are
fit and proper persons who have knowledge of the legal profession, designated
by the Minister;

(d) one person designated by Legal Aid South Africa; and

(e) one person designated by the Board.