Directives – COVID-19

Click here to read the latest directives during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

 

Department/section

Directive

Date

Legal Practice Council Media Release Legal practitioners benevolent scheme 14 August 2020
Legal Practice Council Notice LPC Eastern Cape offices closed due to decontamination 16 July 2020
Legal Practice Council Notice LPC Gauteng offices closed due to COVID-19 case 7 July 2020
Legal Practice Council Notice LPC National office switchboard not operational until Wednesday 6 July 2020
Legal Practice Council Notice LPC Eastern Cape offices closed due to decontamination 26 June 2020
Legal Practice Council Notice Guidance note for legal practitioners regarding the rendering of essential permitted legal services during the COVID-19 lockdown period – Alert Level 3 12 June 2020
Magistrates’ Courts Judiciary
Virtual court appearances

Virtual court appearances: Audio visual links: COVID-19

5 June 2020
KwaZulu-Natal Local Division of the High Court Notice 
Notice of the closure of courts and administration offices

Notice of the closure of courts and administration offices in relation to appeals set down for hearing on 22 May 2020

18 May 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice Attorneys Competency Based, Conveyancing and Notarial Practice exams postponed to November 2020 18 May 2020
Northern Cape Provincial Office of the Legal Practice Council Cross-border requirements for legal practitioners to access the Northern Cape to attend to essential and permitted services 15 May 2020
Magistrates’ Courts Judiciary Directions issued by Northern Cape Chief Magistrate for the management of the district courts during the national lockdown 14 may 2020
The Legal Practice Council Guidance Note Guidance note for legal practitioners regarding the rendering of essential/permitted legal services during the COVID-19 lockdown period 6 May 2020
North West Division of the High Court Practice Directive
Practice Directive: North West Division of the High Court video and audio hearings during COVID-19 pandemic 6 May 2020
The Legal Practice Council Advisory  Legal Practice Council to open its offices in line with Risk Adjusted Strategy Regulations level 4 6 May 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice Notice: Release of Attorney, Conveyancing and Notarial Practice exams results postponed 4 May 2020
Minister of Justice and Correctional Service Directions in terms of reg 4(2) of the regulations under the Disaster Management Act of 57 of 2002 3 May 2020
Limpopo Regional Court Division Directives
Limpopo Regional Division Directives for the management of regional courts 3 May 2020
The South African Judiciary Directives Office of the Judge President of the Limpopo Division Directives 28 April 2020
The South African Judiciary Directives  Supplementary Directive regarding court operations in Gauteng Division of the High Court during the extended COVID-19 lockdown 17 April 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice Legal Practice Council urges legal profession to contribute to Covid-19 Solidarity Fund 16 April 2020
Commonwealth Lawyers Association Covid-19 government emergency powers 8 April 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice Permits in line with Directions issued in terms of Regulation 10 to be issued to enrolled Legal Practitioners only 8 April 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice Notice to Legal Practitioners about the Mpumalanga High Court judgment delivered on 3 April 2020 8 April 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice Legal Practice Council extends periods for public participation and comments due to the National Lockdown 7 April 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice Date for the release of the Attorneys, Conveyancing and Notarial Practice exams results 7 April 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice Notice to all candidate legal practitioners and legal practitioners: Exceeding 30 day absence period during COVID-19 lockdown 2 April 2020
The Legal Practice Council Guidance Note Additional guidance note for legal practitioners regarding the rendering of essential legal services during the COVID-19 lockdown period

Application for urgent and essential case permit

2 April 2020
Department of Justice and Correctional Services
Directions issued in terms of reg 10 of the regulations under the Disaster Management 57 of 2002 31 March 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice Legal practitioners who need to apply for permits to perform essential service in terms of reg 11A(B)16 must do so provincially 27 March 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice Legal Practice Council: 21-Day Lockdown Notice 26 March 2020
The Office of the State Attorney Pretoria Notice of lockdown for the State Attorney Pretoria during the period of 21 days 26 March 2020
The South African Judiciary Directives  Directives for Lower Courts Region 5 Gauteng as issued by the Cluster Head 26 March 2020
Office of the Judge President of the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court Directives  Closure of Labour Courts 25 March 2020
The South African Judiciary Directives  KwaZulu-Natal High Court Directive by JP Jappie 25 March 2020
The South African Judiciary Directives  Eastern Cape High Court Directive by JP Mbenenge 24 March 2020
The South African Judiciary Directives  Directive for electronic filing of processes, notices and other documents at Regional Court Civil Seats 18 March 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice LPC advisory 2: Coronavirus-disease-COVID-19 17 March 2020
The South African Judiciary Directives  Directives issued by Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng in terms of section 8(3)(b) of the Superior Courts Act, 2013 17 March 2020
The South African Judiciary Directives  Office of the Judge President Gauteng Division Directive: Urgent directive in respect of restricting access to court in light of COVID-19 16 March 2020
The Legal Practice Council Notice LPC advisory: Coronavirus-disease-COVID-19 11 March 2020