Zimbabwean institutional study visit

July 22nd, 2016
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By Mapula Thebe

 

Back row from left: Senior Manager: Legal Education and Development, Ogilvie Ramoshaba; Chairperson of the Standing Committee Legal Education, Raj Badal; Co-chairperson of the Law Society of South Africa, Mvuso Notyesi; Chairperson of the Board of Control of the Pretoria School for Practical Legal Training, Kabelo Seabi; member of the Committee on Legal Education and Standards of the Council for Legal Education Zimbabwe, James Prince Mutizwa; member of the Committee on Legal Education and Standards of the Council for Legal Education Zimbabwe and the Deputy Chairperson of the Law Development Commission, Joel Zowa; and Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of South Africa and Director: Legal Education and Development, Nic Swart. Front row from left: Member of the Committee on Legal Education and Standards of the Council for Legal Education Zimbabwe, Lloyd Mhishi; Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Education and Standards of the Council for Legal Education Zimbabwe and Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe, Justice Happias Zhou; and Assistant Office Administrator of the Council for Legal Education Secretariat, Shorai Mupunga.

Back row from left: Senior Manager: Legal Education and Development, Ogilvie Ramoshaba; Chairperson of the Standing Committee Legal Education, Raj Badal; Co-chairperson of the Law Society of South Africa, Mvuso Notyesi; Chairperson of the Board of Control of the Pretoria School for Practical Legal Training, Kabelo Seabi; member of the Committee on Legal Education and Standards of the Council for Legal Education Zimbabwe, James Prince Mutizwa; member of the Committee on Legal Education and Standards of the Council for Legal Education Zimbabwe and the Deputy Chairperson of the Law Development Commission, Joel Zowa; and Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of South Africa and Director: Legal Education and Development, Nic Swart.
Front row from left: Member of the Committee on Legal Education and Standards of the Council for Legal Education Zimbabwe, Lloyd Mhishi; Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Education and Standards of the Council for Legal Education Zimbabwe and Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe, Justice Happias Zhou; and Assistant Office Administrator of the Council for Legal Education Secretariat, Shorai Mupunga.

 

The Legal Education and Development (LEAD) arm of the Law Society of South Africa held an institutional study visit session with delegates from the Zimbabwean Council for Legal Education (CLE). The CLE is a statutory body established in terms of the Legal Practitioners Act (chapter 27:07) to ensure the maintenance of high standards in legal education in Zimbabwe. The CLE is in the process of setting up a department that will be responsible for offering professional training programmes for legal practitioners in Zimbabwe.

The aim of the institutional study visit was to advise the Zimbabwean delegates on how LEAD functions and provide much needed insights, which will help the CLE as it embarks on formulating its training programmes for Zimbabwean practitioners.

Mapula Thebe NDip Journ (DUT) BTech (Journ) (TUT) editor of De Rebus.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2016 (Aug) DR 13.