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Titus Mlangeni – President
Gigi Reid – Miles – Vice President
Simangaliso Mamba- Secretary
Mbuso Simelane – Treasurer
Musa Thwala - Administrator


Members

Sabelo Masuku
Sabela Dlamini
  Nkosinathi Manzini
Nontobeko Sukati- Msibi
Bheki Tsabedze

 

REGULATIONS


DISCIPLINARY TRIBUNAL
The Chairman of the Tribunal, is Advocate Lucas Maziya, a long serving and committed member, assisted by two members namely  Mr. Musa Sibandze, Mr. Manene Thwala and Mr. Mandla Mkhwanazi as an alternate member have diligently served  without ‘‘fear or favour’’. In 2010 the Chief Justice appointed an alternate Chairman of the Tribunal Mr. Bob Sigwane, who also carries good credentials. The Tribunal continues to work hard, under the Chairmanship of Advocate Lucas Maziya.


It is also worth noting that although the Law Society has not been successful in lobbying government to assist in providing sitting allowances for the Tribunal members, they are still committed to provide their services on a voluntary basis.We also appreciate the assistance offered by the DPP’S office, who affirmed their commitment to provide prosecutors where required by the Tribunal.

REGISTRATION OF ARTICLES

The Council of the Law Society in 2006 initiated reforms within the Society, by undertaking as exercise to ensure compliance by members. The initial step was to ensure that articles of clerkship are registered correctly, in terms of the Act and that the clerk is under continuous service and the direct personal supervision of his or her principal.

EXAMINATIONS

Due to the laxity during bar examinations, it has come to the attention of the Law Society that articled clerks copy and  as such the deteriorating standards of ‘’attorneys’’ produced. With this concern in mind, Council approached the relevant department(s) to try and ensure that there is tightening of control during exams, nomination of a members of the Law Society as a moderator for purposes of assisting in setting a more practical content for the exams and standards.
These concerns have been raised with the relevant authorities and we hope there will be more stringent rules in place.

REVIEW OF THE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS ACT 1964

A committee of the Law Society was mandated to review the Act as quoted above and hopefully when the AGM approaches, they will present a draft to the general membership for onward transmissions to the Minister and the Attorney General. The reason such a committee was established was to update rules and regulations governing the practice of attorneys to the changing times.