As the pandemic continues to plague the world, we know that many of our members are overwhelmed and dealing with anxiety, fear and even resilience fatigue. Please know that help is at hand. The LSSA has collaborated with PPS and the Reality wellness group to offer telephonic counselling and support. The professional telephonic counselling service […]
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Many South Africans do not have wills. The coronavirus emphasised why it is important to have an updated will. Last year, many could unfortunately not get their wills done due to lockdown restrictions, whilst many have died without wills (intestate). Because we find ourselves in such unprecedented times, we must ensure that we have a […]
The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is shocked and saddened to learn about the untimely death of an esteemed member of the legal profession, Limpopo attorney and former LSSA Council member, Lutendo Sigogo. He died from COVID. At the time of his death, Mr Sigogo was a Director of Mathobo Rambau and Sigogo Incorporated. […]
The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is disappointed with the racist rhetoric after the violence, looting and destruction of property and the consequent loss of lives that our country recently experienced. The old slogan of one bullet against a sector of our community has taken an alarming change by including Indians. Our country cannot be […]
South Africa has seen violent protests and looting in the wake of the arrest of Former State President Mr Jacob G Zuma, following a 15 month imprisonment order by the Constitutional Court of South Africa after it found him to have been in contempt of court. Government’s (local, provincial, national) response has largely been silence, […]
The Black Lawyers Association as part of the civil society movement in South Africa watched the callous and criminal pillaging and destruction of property with dismay and shame. South Africans of all social and political denominations have worked hard to build a truly non-racial and democratic South Africa. Whilst there, remain deep chasms of economic […]
The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) expresses its concerns about the current violence in our country and calls for calm and restraint. As a constitutional democracy, South Africa recognises and protects the right for citizens to protest. The LSSA fully supports the right of people to protest within the confines of our law. The […]
The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) calls on the SADC Troika’s meeting with the Acting Prime Minister of Eswatini, Themba Masuku, to ensure that meaningful engagements are held with the country’s civil society and pro-democracy movements. The LSSA has engaged with its legal counterparts in Eswatini and is dismayed at the reports emanating from […]
The Law Society has published guidelines for attorneys on the Protection of Personal Information Act. The guide and checklist is a basic guide to PoPIA and is not definitive. Practitioners are required to apply their mind to the practice, the clients, the nature of legal services and the transaction conducted. This will be unique to […]
The Law Society would like to let legal practitioners know that registration for this year’s National Wills Week initiative is open. Please consider registering to participate. National Wills Week will be held from 13 to 17 September 2021, and registrations close on Friday, 9 July 2021. National Wills Week is now an established highlight among the profession’s social outreach and […]