BLA elects NEC

April 1st, 2018

The newly elected NEC (from left): Head of Legal Education and Research: Vuyo Morobane; treasurer: Mongezi Mpahlwa; Head of Events and Campaigns: Mabaeng Denise Lenyai; Deputy President: Baitseng Rangata; President: Lutendo Sigogo; General Secretary: Noxolo Maduba; Head of Policy and Legislation: Bayethe Maswazi; and Deputy General Secretary: Mduduzi Singwane.

By Mapula Sedutla

The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) reconvened the Elective Special General Meeting on 3 March in Durban. The special meeting was held to complete the adjourned Elective Annual General Meeting, which was held in October 2017 in Bloemfontein. The elective general meeting was adjourned due to technical glitches, which caused the delay in production of election materials.

According to a press release issued by the re-elected President of the BLA, Lutendo Sigogo, the elections were conducted by the Election Institute of South Africa (EISA), which delivered incident free elections as all the observers declared the elections free, fair and credible. The press release goes on to state that the newly elected National Executive Committee (NEC) is mandated to lead the organisation during the transition period of the legal profession.

The new NEC introduces three new portfolios, which are Head of Policy and Legislation; Head of Legal Education and Research, and Head of Events and Campaigns. The elected officials are as follows –

  • Lutendo Sigogo (President);
  • Baitseng Rangata (Deputy President);
  • Noxolo Maduba (General Secretary);
  • Mduduzi Singwane (Deputy General Secretary);
  • Mongezi Mpahlwa (Treasurer);
  • Bayethe Maswazi (Head of Policy and Legislation);
  • Vuyo Morobane (Head of Legal Education and Research); and
  • Mabaeng Denise Lenyai (Head of Events and Campaigns).

 Mapula Sedutla NDip Journ (DUT) BTech (Journ) (TUT) is the editor of De Rebus.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2018 (April) DR 6.