It is with deep sadness that the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) announces the untimely death of its Communication Manager, Ms Barbara Whittle at the age of 55.
Ms Whittle lost her battle with cancer and passed away in the afternoon of 10 July 2019
‘The LSSA, its Exco, staff and the profession have lost a colleague, a dear friend, and mentor passionate about people and her job’, says LSSA President, Mvuzo Notyesi.
He adds: ‘Barbara has been in the employ of the LSSA since 1987. She started off as an Editorial Assistant and worked her way through the ranks to become Communication Manager in 2006. She loved and lived for the LSSA and the legal profession, always serving with a smile. She served the profession in a professional, competent and objective manner; always remembering the core objectives on the independence of the profession, the judiciary and the rule of law. She always went the extra mile and continued to work right up until the end.’
We offer our support, thoughts and prayers to Barbara’s husband Marius who has walked every step with Barbara and with the LSSA all these years. May he find solace in the knowledge that Barbara was loved, appreciated and admired by the staff and stakeholders of the LSSA, the legal profession and beyond.
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF SOUTH
AFRICA, MVUZO NOTYESI
by the Law Society of South Africa Communication Department
Nomfundo Jele, Communications Officer, nomfundom@LSSA.org.za Tel: (012) 366 8800 or 072 402 6344.