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Law Society elects new President and Vice-Presidents

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has elected Jan van Rensburg as President, and Mabaeng Denise Lenyai and Mvuzo Notyesi as its Vice-Presidents at its conference and AGM in Kempton Park on Friday 9  April 2021. Mr Notyesi is the previous President of the LSSA and Mr van Rensburg and Ms Lenyai are both previous Vice-Presidents. Jan van Rensburg is […]

Registration open for LSSA annual general meeting: 9 April 2021

Registration is now open for the Law Society of South Africa’s annual general meeting and conference which will take place on Friday 9 April 2021. The conference will focus on one of the key challenges for the legal profession; financial sustainability. We have invited newly elected Legal Services Ombuds, Siraj Desai to give an address […]

Law Society welcomes the appointment of the Legal Services Ombud 

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomes the Legal Services Ombud’s appointment, retired Cape Town High Court Judge Siraj Desai. ‘This appointment is long overdue and should have coincided when the Legal Practice Council came into effect on 30 October 2018. I encourage the Department of Justice to ensure that the Ombud’s office is fully […]

Law Society welcomes SCA decision on Muslim marriages appeal

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomes the decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the matter:  President of the RSA and Another v Women’s Legal Centre Trust and Others; Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development v Faro and Others; and Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development v Esau and Others (Case […]

Law Society cautions against uninformed criticism of courts

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) in its commitment to the rule of law cautions against uninformed criticisms of our courts, commissions and tribunals held under the authority of judges. This comes after the LSSA has noticed public outcry following the recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment on the ‘Coligny sunflower case’. Pieter […]

Law Society welcomes Ms Tsakani Maluleke to AGSA

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomes the appointment of Tsakani Maluleke as South Africa’s new Auditor-General (AG). Ms Maluleke is the first woman to hold this position in the institution’s 109-year history. ‘As Ms Maluleke begins her seven-year term today, we would like to pledge the commitment of the attorneys’ profession to support […]

Provincial Legal Practitioners’ Associations

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a number of meetings in all nine provinces regarding the establishment of Provincial Legal Practitioners’ Associations of the LSSA. The meetings were held in 2019 and early 2020. All provinces agreed to establish provincial LSSA legal practitioners’ associations as set out in the LSSA constitution. Finalised constitutions […]

Law Society horrified at murder of attorney, Gerrit Stander

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is horrified at the reports of the murder of Mbombela attorney, Gerrit Stander. Mr Stander, 38, was shot and killed during a house robbery at his home in the early hours of Monday morning (19 October 2020). Mr Stander was born in Mbombela. He did his schooling in […]