Entries by nomfundo

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 […]

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR LSSA CONFERENCE

Update: Please note that the Law Society of South Africa is currently assessing the situation regarding the pandemic and will provide an update on the annual general meeting as soon as possible. The Law Society of South Africa’s annual conference has been postponed to July 2020. The exact dates will be confirmed. The conference will […]

LSSA Advisory: RAF handover of files

Dear Colleague, The LSSA is very concerned about the letters that all attorneys appointed to the Road Accident Fund received dated 18 and 20 February 2020, being purported notice of handover of files in terms of clause 14 of the service level agreement. Although the 18 February letter advises that panel attorneys are required to […]

Cross-border practice rights

The issue of cross-border practice rights is very much on the foreground. The matter is being discussed at various fora, including by government. At the previous SADC Lawyers Association conference, a decision was taken to establish a task team to consider this prominent matter. Each SADCLA member is to come up with a position on […]