SA Bar: Chair’s Contribution – The Legal Practice Bill – APRIL 2011

The future of our profession hangs in the balance and the Legal Practice Bill (‘LPB’) must remain the focus of
my contribution to Advocate. I suspect that it will continue to enjoy that focus in future issues as well because I am of the view that every member must be fully appraised of the developments (or lack thereof).
On 24 November 2010 the GCB’s negotiating team met with representatives of the Department of Justice (DoJ)
lead by the DoJ’s Mr JB Skosana. Arising out of that discussion I wrote to the Minister on 1 December 2010 and
the full text of that letter is reproduced below. On 10 December 2010 Mr Skosana acknowledged receipt of my
letter to the Minister.
On 3 February 2011, I again wrote to Mr Skosana in the following terms:
‘I refer to my email to you dated 1 December 2010 enclosing my detailed letter to the Minister and to your response dated 10 December 2010, both of which are appended below.
Please be advised that I look forward to the “ …Minister’s response to the letter or his reply…” and his “…[guidance] on how the concerns raised in the letter need to be addressed… ” as promised by you.

Pierre de Vos: Constitutionally Speaking – May 2010

Your Excellency, President HasimKiliç, the President of the Turkish Constitutional Court and the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (AACCEI), your Excellencıes Presıdents and Chıef Justıces of Constıtutıonal Courts and Equıvalent Instıtutıons, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I greet you.

I am deeply honoured and humbled by the invitation extended by the AACCEI to the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CCJA) to participate in the Second Congress of this august body whose noble objectives set out in Article 4 of the Statute are to promote: the protection of human rights, development of democracy, implementation of the rule of law, the independence of the Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions, through the exchange of information and experiences related to constitutional justice.  My presentation is based on theme 4 entitled “The Role of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts in the Protection of Constitutional Order”.

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Second Small Estates Workshop – NOVEMBER 2009

Master of High Court Johannesburg
Telephone numbers
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Circular 68 of 2009
Determination of Payment of Fees
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Government Gazette 32691
Methods of Payment of Fees
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Government Gazette 32690
Fees in Deceased Estates
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Government Gazette 32690
Amendments to Trust Property Control Act
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Presentation to workshop
By Lester Basson, Master of High Court
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Report on Pilot Project between Legal Aid Board and Master of the High Court, Bloemfontein
By Lester Basson, Master of High Court
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