Archive 2016

Mandela Institute at Wits School of Law makes history

In the week of Nelson Mandela’s birthday the Mandela Institute at Wits School of Law hosted the first international conference in South Africa (SA) on court-annexed mediation entitled ‘Court-annexed mediation: […]

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2016 annual general meetings

The six constituent members of the Law Society of South Africa will have their annual general meetings on the following dates: Province Date Venue Contact person KwaZulu-Natal Law Society 14 […]

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Trusts discussed at FISA conference

Tax Ombud Judge Bernard Ngoepe said the corrupt use of public funds gives tax payers an excuse not to pay tax. He was speaking about ethical behaviour, at the Fiduciary […]

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Pro Bono Help Desk launched

                      By Mapula Thebe On 3 July the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) held an event at the […]

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People and practices

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Mervyn Taback Inc in Johannesburg has two new promotions.                 Hogan Lovells in Johannesburg has one promotion and one […]

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National Forum to propose separate voters’ rolls for attorneys and advocates for first Legal Practice Council elections

By Barbara Whittle The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) held its sixth plenary meeting on 3 September. At the meeting, the NF continued to grapple with the rules […]

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Thuli Madonsela recipient of LSSA Truth and Justice Award

  By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has awarded outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, with its inaugural Truth and Justice Award. The award was presented to […]

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Bar Association of Sri Lanka learn about the legal infrastructure in South Africa

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) conducted a study tour to South Africa (SA) for several key leaders from the Bar Association of […]

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Financial transactions on investment of trust funds on behalf of clients

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The profession approached the Financial Services Board (FSB) for guidance on whether financial transactions by attorneys involving the investment of trust funds are subject to the Financial […]

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LSSA submission on the Courts of Law Amendment Bill

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has made submission on the Courts of Law Amendment Bill, B8-2016. It says that it supports the underlying objective of […]

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