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Documents provided by the LSSA are for information only, and cannot be construed as legal advice.

Practice management toolkit
A compendium of practice management articles written by experts for De Rebus to support you in your practice
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2023 LSSA guidelines to help prepare unique Risk and Management Compliance Programmes Downloads

Advisory

Sample Client file

Sample Programme

Sample Checklist

2022 LSSA guidelines to help prepare unique Risk and Management Compliance Programmes

Section 42 of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act provides that attorneys, as accountable institutions must: develop, document, maintain and implement a Risk Management and Compliance Programme for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. The Programme must enable the attorney to: identify, assess, monitor, mitigate and manage the risk that the provision of services rendered by the attorney may involve or facilitate money laundering activities or the financing of terrorist and related activities. The LSSA has prepared guidelines for attorneys and firms to help them prepare their unique Risk and Management Compliance Programmes.

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Sample risk management and compliance programme 2022

Sample file note for individual client file 2022

Sample risk and management compliance programme checklist 2022

IBA data protection/privacy guide for lawyers in Africa Download here
Guidelines for attorneys on the Protection of Personal Information Act

Notice from the Information Regulator dated 25 June 2021

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Guide on opening an attorneys practice in South Africa

LSSA pamphlet on opening and operating an attorney law practice in South Africa

LSSA pamphlet on closing an attorney law practice in South Africa

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LSSA manual on the Promotion of Access to Information Act Download here
Information session presentations Download here
The guide for registered auditors: Engagement on legal practitioners’ trust accounts revised March 2020 Download here
LSSA SASSETA applications guide Download here
Legal Practice Council Code of Conduct effcetive 29 March 2019 Download here
The National Law Library renders professional support required by legal practitioners by providing efficient and equitable access to a wide range of up-to-date legal information they need daily such as law reports, legislation, journal articles, commentaries, forms and precedents, etc: www.lawlibrary.co.za
Criteria for Judicial Appointment Download here 
Labour Relations Act (66/1995): Amended CCMA Referral LRA Forms Download here

Conveyancing fees guidelines

Conveyancing fees guidelines 2023 Download
Conveyancing fees guidelines: Applicable to instructions received on or after 16 May 2022 Download
Conveyancing fees guidelines: Applicable to instructions received on or after 1 May 2021 Download
Conveyancing fees guidelines: Applicable to instructions received on or after 1 July 2020 Download
Conveyancing fees guidelines: Applicable to instructions received after 1 June 2019 Download
Conveyancing fees guidelines: Applicable to instructions received after 1 May 2018 Download
Conveyancing fees guidelines: Applicable to instructions received after 1 May 2017 Download
Conveyancing fees guidelines: Applicable to instructions received after 1 April 2016 Download

Directives and notices

CRC 1 of 2024 Companies Act 71 of 2008
CRC 1 of 2024 Companies Act 71 of 2008 Final
Circular 5 of 2024 – Addendum 3 to Chief Master’s Directive 1 of 2023 (Implementation of the QR Code in the remaining offices) Signed Addendum 3 to Chief Masters Directive

Circular 11 of 2023

Circular 5 of 2024

Annexure A

Annexure B

Annexure C

Consolidated Practice Directive 1 of 2024 Directive

Annexure 2

Annexure 4

Annexure 5.1

Annexure 5.2

Annexure 5.3

Annexure 5.4

Annexure 5.5

Annexure 5.6

Annexure 5.7

Annexure 5.8

Annexure 5.9

Annexure 5.10

Annexure 5.11

Annexure 5.12

Annexure 5.13

Annexure 6.1

Annexure 6.2

Annexure 7

Annexure 8

Annexure 9.1

Various types of default judgment cases or settlement cases in the Johannesburg High Court Clarification note
Directive: application for default judgments in matters subject to the provisions of the NCA, 34 of 2005 Download
Notice for Conveyancing consultation Invitation
Chief Master Directive 9 of 2023 Directive

Annexure A

Annexure B

Annexure C

Annexure D

SARS CIT System form changes Download
SARS notices GG 48788

PAYE penalties letter

Personal Income Tax changes

Trust Changes

Immigration Act (13/2002): Extension of Zimbabwean Nationals Exemption granted in terms of s 31 (2)(b), read with s 31 (2)(d) Directive

Statement

CIPC Notice – Delay in Dispatch Download
Directive Third Division 22 May 2023 Download
Revisions to Directive 1 of 2021 as Amended July 2022 Download
Chief Master’s Directive 1 of 2023 Download
Chief Master’s Directive 2 of 2023 Download
FIC Compliance Advisory and Updated RMCP Guidelines Advisory

Sample Client file

Sample Programme

Sample Checklist

FIC Directive 6 to 8 of 2023

 
Directive 6

Directive 7

Directive 8

GG 47596 – 29 Nov 2022

New urgent application: RAF vs LPC ea – 2020/58145
Final NOM

Annexures to FA

Founding Affidavit

Rule 16A

CIPC Notices – Financial Year Shutdown and BO release, Requirements for appointment accounting officer and delay in AR credit notes
Notice 15

Notice 16 

31 March 2023

Notice: Further upgrades of the SARS eFiling Backend System Download
Road Accident Fund – urgent high court application launched to extend moratorium on execution of court orders Notice

Rule

Affidavit 

Tax Directives Webinar
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Cancellation of Webinars & Roll Back of E-services and BizPortal
Letter

Notice

Legal Practice Act, 2014: Determination of Amount in terms of Section 55
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Directive 3 of 2022, Protocols and Clarity Download
Directive 2 of 2022, Revised Directive 1 of 2021 and Explanatory Note from the AJP Download
Directive 1 of 2022: Piloting of the Court Online system in the High Courts of the Gauteng Division Download
Notice – Right of audience of a legal practitioner before the Taxing Master Download
List of details of Judges and Secretaries – Third Term 2022 Download
Directive for the Family Court in the Johannesburg high court – 6 June 2022 Download
Judicial Service Commission Vacancies – Advert with amendment – April 2022 Download
Advertisement for acting positions in the KZN Regional Court Download
Invitation for comment: Practice Directives overlapping with Rule making functions of the Rules Board Download
Enrolment changes in unopposed motion court in the Gauteng Local Division Download
Court terms of the Superior Courts for the period 2021 until 2027 Download
Free State High Court default judgment application Download
Free State High Court telephone list Download
Limpopo Regional Court: 100 Days Divorce Backlog Project

Government Gazette 43861

Notice of extension of regional seats

Application form

Consent form

Assistant registrars contact list

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Directive from the Judge President of the Labour Appeal Court regarding access to and conduct of proceedings in light of COVID-19 Download
Notice from the Judge President of the Limpopo Division of the High Court regarding problems encountered at the Unopposed Motion Court Download
Notice from the Judge President of the Gauteng Division of the High Court regarding taxation of bills of cost in settlement agreements inter partes Download
Checklist for compliance with the 18 September 2020 Consolidated Directive of the Gauteng Division of the High Court Download

SALRC Discussion Papers

SALRC discussion paper. Project 127. Review of administration orders Download
SALRC discussion paper 152 on single marriage statute Download
SALRC Review of Administration Orders: Project 127 Download

LPC notices

LPC notice to all tax practitioners Download
LPC Investigation processes and disciplinary procedures are informed by the Legal Practice Act Download
LPC notice: Fidelity Fund Certificate application LPC provincial contact details Download
LPC notice: Fidelity Fund Certificate application portal open Download
LPC notice: Draft Legal Sector Code for comment Download
LPC notice: New LPC rule prohibiting provisions in adverts, interviews and PVT contracts Download
LSSA application form for in-house training to candidates of law firms Download
LPC notice: 2021 Fidelity Fund Certificate application LPC contact details Download
LPC notice: Professional Examination Dates 2021 Download
LPC notice: LPC congratulates newly appointed LPFF Board Download

Notices

Beneficial Owner Filing Requirements Guidance notice

User guidelines

Clarification Notice – Operations of the Special Interlocutory Court Download
Notice to Profession – Establishment of a Dedicated Road Accident Fund Default Judgment Court Download
CIPC Maintenance and Delay in Name Reservations Download

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Protocol Notice to Attorneys RE arrangements for Court Online System Download
Submission of Settlement Documents and/or Court Orders Not on the RNYP list Download
Implementation of Tax Directive System Enhancements Scheduled for 9 December 2022 Download
Notice – Gauteng Division, Johannesburg Case Flow Turnaround Times Download
Notice 23 of 2022 – Revised Filing requirements for licensing as a Business Rescue Practitioner CoR126 1_v0 – 26 Aug 2022 (002) Download 
Notice 22 of 2022 – Revised Filing requirements for Appointment as Business Rescue Practitioner CoR123 2_v0 – 26 Aug 2022 (002) Download
Status of Business Rescue in South Africa Report_June 2022 Download
Revised List of Accredited Professional Bodies as of 22 September 2022 Download
Rules Board for Courts of Law Act, 1985 (Act No. 107 of 1985): Amendment of the rules regulating the conduct of the proceedings of the Magistrates’ Courts of South Africa Download
Child Justice Act 75 of 2008 Download

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Rules board for courts of law Act 107 of 1985 – Amendment of the rules regulating the conduct Download

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The High Court Precinct: Report Back from Stakeholder Meeting held on 4 August 2022 Download
Notice to tax practitioners Download
Sars – Auto-assessment letter Download
CIPC reminder to qualifying entities about the filing of annual financial statements using XBRL Download
The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF)  proposed amendments to Recommendation 24 and its Interpretive Note on the transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons. Download
SADC Lawyers Association: Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights Policy Discussion Paper Launch

Concept note

Programme

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Notice from Horters Download
City of Cape Town notice: S118 Applications – Admin fee Download
City of Cape Town notice: S118 Issuing of no value notice Download
Invitation to apply for Aspiring Regional Magistrates Programme 2021 Download
CIPC notice: Withdrawal of non-binding opinion pertaining to Regulation 28(2)(a) Download
Property Practitioners Regulations Download
Online portal to apply for 2019 Fidelity Fund certificates: https://ffc.fidfund.co.za . LPC Notice. Download the Simplified Guide for completion of FFC for 2019 here.
Legal Aid South Africa Act: Amendment of Regulations Download here
Legal Practitioners Benevolent Scheme: Qualifying criteria Download here
Legal Practitioners Benevolent Scheme: Application form Download here
LPFF Board elections: User guide to nomination platform Download here
LPFF Board elections: Nomination and acceptance form Download here

Circulars

Circular 21 of 2023 – CMD 4 of 2023-Maste Middleburg Bankruptcy matters

 
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CRC 1/ 2023 – Sectional Titles Amendment Act 13 of 2022
CRC 1 of 2023 Amendment of Sectional Titles Act

Act 13 of 2022

Registrars Conference Resolutions 2022
Resolutions 

CRC Companies Act

Chief Registrars Circulars (CRC’s) 2 and 3 of 2022 Circular 2 of 2022

Circular 3 of 2022

Cybercrime Information

Cyber fact sheet Download 
Additional guidance on Cyber law Download
IBA data and privacy guide for Africa Download here
LSSA guidance matrix on level of compliance to FICA Download here
Board level strategies for effective cyber risk management Download here
Identifying and Estimating Cybersecurity Risk for Enterprise Risk Management Download here
Principles for Board Governance of Cyber Risk Download here
Ransomware guide Download here
LSSA Advisory: Cybercrime: Business email compromises Download here
Protection of Personal Information for South African Law Firms – LSSA Guidelines January 2018 Download here
Information Security for South African Law Firms – LSSA Guidelines January 2018 Download here
Roll-out of court-annexed mediation to Gauteng, Limpopo, North-West and Mpumalanga Read more here
5th Revision of the Criminal Practice Directives for the Regional Courts 2017 (effective 1 September 2017) Download here
4th Revision of the Civil Practice Directives for the Regional Courts 2017 (effective 1 September 2017) Download here
Updating your information with the FIC on the new goAML system Click here
FIC Directive 04/2016: Accountable and reporting institutions required to update registration related information to access FIC’s new registration and reporting platform. Download FIC directive
Rules for the Attorneys’ Profession — Effective 1 March 2016 Download
LSSA guideline on the use of Internet-based technologies in legal practice
(March 2015 update)
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LSSA guideline on the use of Internet-based technologies in legal practice (November 2014) Download here
Electronic Signatures for South African Law Firms: LSSA Guidelines (October 2014) Download here
An introduction to cloud computing: LSSA Guidelines for South African law firms (September 2014 update) Download here
Court-annexed mediation Read More
IRBA Guide for Registered Auditors: Engagements on Attorneys Trust Accounts: Effective for engagements commencing on or after 1 March 2014 Download here
e-Filing User Guide for Transfer Duty 2014 Read More
Master’s Office paperless PEAS an PEAST systems Read more
Tariff of Fees for Attorneys for Litigious Matters (11 October 2013) Download here
Protection of Personal Information: Guidelines for South African Law Firms (October 2013)
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Information Security: Guidelines for South African Law Firms (June 2011) Download here
Laws of South Africa – a free resource to find consolidated legislation, funded by the University of Pretoria and the South African Legal Information Institute. Click here
Drafting a basic will checklist (September 2013) Download here
Criminal Practice Directives for the Regional Courts in South Africa 2013 Revision
Civil Practice Directives for the Regional Courts in South Africa 2013 Revision
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Practice Manual of the Labour Court of South Africa (Effective 1 April 2013) Download here
Introduction to Social Media – Legal Implications for South African Law Firms: LSSA Guidelines and draft sample social media policy Download here
An Introduction to Cloud Computing: Legal Implications for South African Law Firms Download here
Management of E-Mail: Guidelines for South African Law Firms (April 2012) Download here
EFT Fraud Prevention Toolkit for Attorneys (August 2011) Download here
Consumer Protection Guide for Lawyers (August 2011) Download here
Protection of Personal Information: Guidelines for South African Law Firms (June 2011) Download here
Financial Intelligence Centre advisories and guidelines Click here
E-transfer documents and interventions by the LSSA Click here
Sale of land on instalments precedents