LSSA News

LSSA calls on CHE to consult legal profession on LLB degree issues

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has questioned the decision by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) not to include the legal profession in its review […]

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LSSA urges JSC to scrutinise judicial candidates for racist tendencies

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) once again condemned any form of racism in society and particularly within the judiciary. This comes after the LSSA noted […]

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Submissions by the LSSA

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has submitted comments on the Property Practitioners Bill (B-2016) earlier this year. In its submissions, the LSSA recommended that words […]

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FIC Amendment Act published

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act 1 of 2017 (the Amendment Act), was published in GG40821/2-5-2017. Attorneys, as accounting institutions, are required to comply with the new […]

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International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute visit to Geneva

By Lizette Burger The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), Lawyers for Human Rights and the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC)formed part of a delegation that attended the United Nations […]

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Action Group on Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession reports on progress one year on

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The last day of March marked a year since the establishment of the Action Group on Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession (the Action Group). The Action […]

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LSSA at Commonwealth Law Conference in Melbourne

By Barbara Whittle Advocate Thuli Madonsela received the 3rd Rule of Law Award at the 20th Commonwealth Law Conference last month in Melbourne. She was nominated for the award by […]

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LSSA concerned at unsubstantiated allegations against attorneys regarding medical negligence claims

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) voiced its serious concern last month at the allegations made against the attorneys’ profession at a joint sitting of Parliament’s […]

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LSSA submissions on Traditional Courts Bill

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has submitted comments on the Traditional Courts Bill B1-2017. In the submissions, the LSSA stated that it is pleased that […]

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Pro bono helpdesks launched at KZN High Courts

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The KwaZulu-Natal Law Society (KZNLS), in partnership with Probono.Org and Legal Aid South Africa, has launched a pilot project to administer helpdesks stationed at the Pietermaritzburg and […]

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