Entries by nomfundo

Law Society saddened at death of George Bizos

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is saddened at the passing of struggle veteran and human rights lawyer, advocate George Bizos yesterday, 9 September 2020 at the age of 92. Advocate Bizos died peacefully at home of natural causes, attended to by family. ‘Advocate Bizos who is best revered for his role in representing […]

Law Society welcomes Parliamentary decision on RABS Bill 

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomes the decision by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport not to proceed with the Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) and to propose to rather amend the Road Accident Fund Act. This has been a long and difficult road. From the outset, the LSSA vigorously opposed RABS on […]

Wills Week 2020: 26 – 30 October

Online registration for this year’s National Wills Week initiative is now closed. If you missed the deadline for online registration, you may still register manually by e-mailing us at nomfundom@LSSA.org.za. National Wills Week will be held from 26 to 30 October. National Wills Week is now an established highlight among the profession’s social outreach and […]

Law Society condemns treatment of lawyers in Zimbabwe

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is deeply concerned about developments in Zimbabwe and it strongly condemns reports of human rights violations in that country. It is very disturbing that lawyers, who are the people who are supposed to ensure that these rights are upheld, become victimised for representing clients seeking justice such as […]

Law Society provides clarity on RAF matter

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has noted with concern the press release by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) issued on 17 July 2020, which the LSSA regards as misleading and sensationalist. While the LSSA does not intend to deal with the merits of the cases between the RAF and its panel attorneys, which […]

Cape Bar v Minister of Justice & Others

On 10 June 2020 the Western Cape High Court and the Equality Court of South Africa handed down judgment in the matter between The Cape Bar versus Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and Others (the judgment), which concerns the constitutionality of Regulations and Rules published under the Legal Practice Act (the Act) aimed at […]

PLAN FOR THE PHASED IN RETURN OF EMPLOYEES TO THE WORKPLACE – ALERT LEVEL 3

GUIDELINES ON KEY COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS AS EMPLOYERS  Law firms and legal practitioners with employees (practitioners) can render permitted services subject to several Directions issued by the Minister of Employment and Labour dated 4 June 2020 (the Directions). The purpose of the Directions is ‘to stipulate measures that must be taken by employers in order to […]

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 3 REGULATIONS

Amendments to the lockdown Regulations (GG 43258 of 29 April 2020) to deal with Alert Level 3, appear in GG 43364 dated 28 May 2020. From 1 June 2020, Alert Level 3 applies to all provinces, metropolitan areas and districts, but the Minister of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs (GOGTA) may declare, by notice in […]

Law Society welcomes appointment of Fhedzisani Pandelani as Acting Solicitor-General

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomes the appointment of Mr Fhedzisani Pandelani as Acting Solicitor-General. ‘We are confident that Mr Pandelani has the skill, conscientiousness, integrity and independence necessary to provide the control, direction and supervision over all offices of State Attorney. The attorneys’ profession commits to support Mr Pandelani in the interest […]