LSSA News update – January 2020

January 29th, 2020

By Nomfundo Jele

Call for comments – proposed amendments to magistrates’ courts r 67 (Criminal Appeals)

The Rules Board for Courts of Law invites comments on proposed amendments to r 67 of the Rules regulating the conduct of the proceedings of the magistrates’ courts. These proposals deal with the time frame for noting criminal appeals and the way notices in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 may be sent. The proposed amendments can be viewed on the LSSA website.

Practitioners are invited to furnish the Law Society of South Africa with their comment by 18 February by e-mailing Kris Devan at You can also send comment directly to the Rules Board.


Call for nominations for the KZN Consumer Tribunal

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) has called for nominations for the appointment of members to the panel for the KZN Consumer Tribunal for the Office of the Consumer Protector. The members will receive, hear and consider consumer matters, dispute and complaints lodged within the KZN province.

The nominees must be professional individuals with the relevant experience and have a broad understanding of consumer legislation and industry. They will serve for a period of three years or a period determined by the Member of the Executive Council.

Click here to view the vacancies, requirements, selection criteria, application procedure and nomination form.


LSSA AGM – Save the date

Please note that the Law Society of South Africa’s annual general meeting and conference will take place at Emperors Palace from 23 to 25 April.


Member benefits

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) encourages members to submit ideas for benefits on a group basis that the LSSA should consider negotiating and/or providing for attorney members. Send suggestions to:

Nomfundo Jele, Acting Communications Manager, Law Society of South Africa,

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