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 […]
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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 […]
The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) adds its voice on the great loss of the passing of outgoing Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu on 11 November at the age of 54 after a battle with lung cancer. ‘Mr Makwetu was an exceptional and true civil servant who took his role as South Africa’s auditor-general seriously […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is saddened at the passing of Port Elizabeth attorney and former LSSA Co-chairperson, Silas Nkanunu, on 6 November 2020 at the age of 87. Mr Nkanunu was admitted as an attorney in 1977 and practiced at Nkanunu and Loggerenberg. He served as LSSA Co-chairperson in 2001, 2002 and […]
Many South Africans do not have wills. The corona virus emphasised why it is important to have an updated will. Many could unfortunately not get their wills done during this critical time due to lockdown restrictions. With the easing of lockdown restrictions, it is essential to ensure that a legally sound will gets done. This […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 access to justice initiatives. This is thanks to the thousands of attorneys who participate by giving generously of their time and skills. Wills Week has also attracted increasing coverage in […]