Judicial Matters Amendment Bill

April 1st, 2017

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) submitted comment on the Judicial Matters Amendment Bill B14 of 2016, stating that it has ‘serious reservations’ regarding the proposed amendment of s 103 of the Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965 (clause 6 of the Bill), which would give the Minister the power to make regulations as to who would be competent to administer deceased and insolvent estates.

Other LSSA comments

Other legislation that the LSSA commented on recently includes –

  • the Courts of Law Amendment Bill B8 of 2016 and the Judicial Matters Amendment Bill;
  • comments to the Rules Board on the Harmonisation of the Taxation Process in Magistrates’ Courts Rule 33 with Uniform Rule 70 (3B) and (4);
  • Uniform Rule 70 and Table A of Annexure 2 to the Magistrates’ Courts Rules: Harmonisation of Taxation Fees; and
  • Uniform Rule 68(5)(c)(iv) and Item 14(a) of Table C of Annexure 2 to the Magistrates’ Courts Rules.

All the LSSA submissions can be viewed at www.LSSA.org.za under  ‘Our initiatives’, ‘Advocacy’, ‘Comments on legislation’.

Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele, Communications Officer, Law Society of South Africa, nomfundom@lssa.org.za

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2017 (April) DR 11.