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President and Vice-Presidents

 Mvuzo Notyesi (left) has been elected President of the LSSA, Baitseng Rangata has been elected Vice-President and Jan van Rensburg has been elected Acting Vice President.

Mr Notyesi and Mr Van Rensburg are both previous Co-Chairpersons of the LSSA.

Mvuzo Notyesi is an attorney and director at Mvuzo Notyesi Incorporated in Mthatha. He is President of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers. He holds the BProc and LLB degrees from the University of Transkei, was admitted as an attorney in 1999 after completing his articles and attending the LSSA’s School for Legal Practice in East London. He has practised as director at Mvuzo Notyesi Incorporated since 1999.

Mr Notyesi has been a Council member and a member of the Management Committee of the LSSA for three years. He represents the LSSA on the Judicial Service Commission. Mr Notyesi has a passion for education and has been a part-time lecturer and an instructor at the LSSA’s School for Legal Practice in East London. He is also an examiner for the Attorneys Admission Examination. Mr Notyesi is Chairperson of the Notyesi Foundation, which awards bursaries to disadvantaged students to attend university. She is a board member of SAFLII and an advocate of women empowerment and access to justice by disadvantaged communities.

Pretoria attorney Baitseng Rangata is the Co-Chairperson of Maponya Inc which has branches in Pretoria, Mafikeng, Klerksdorp, Bloemfontein, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

She has the BProc and LLB degrees from the University of the North as well as an LLM in intellectual property law from Unisa; and has extensive experience in commercial law, intellectual property law, labour law and general civil litigation. She acts on behalf of several parastatals and has chaired disciplinary hearing proceedings for various institutions. In 2016 she chaired the board of inquiry initiated by the Railway Safety Regulator into a train accident. In 2017 was an Acting Judge in the Gauteng High Court: Pretoria.

Ms Rangata is the current Vice President of the Black Lawyers Association.

Jan van Rensburg has served on the LSSA Council since 2004. He sits on a number of committees at the LSSA and has represented the LSSA on the Council for Debt Collectors since 2009.

Mr Van Rensburg has the BCom (University of Pretoria) and BProc (UNISA) degrees as well as an Advanced Diploma in Labour Law from the University of Johannesburg. He
was admitted as an attorney in 1984 and is also a notary and conveyancer. He practises as a sole practitioner at Jan van Rensburg Attorneys in Brits.