With the death of Mr. Eben Louw an important era in the history of the Association of Law Societies has come to an end. Eben Louw was the first full-time secretary-general of the Association and also the first editor of De Rebus in its present form as a national journal for the attorneys' profession. As such Eben Louw laid the foundation of the present administrative organisation of the Association. He made a great contribution through his excellent work to the activities of the Association, and especially De Rebus.
The problem frequently arises in practice as to what procedure to adopt when a company intents to remove a director. The purpose of this article is to examine the law applicable to the removal of directors in the light of the provisions of Section 69 ter (""the section"") of the Companies Act 46 of 1926 as amended (""the act""). Before discussing the question of the removal of a director his position in and relationship with his company and therefore the manner of his appointment must be carefully considered.
Periodically over the past 20 years or more, isolated questions have arisen affecting both branches of the legal profession, the courts or administration of justice generally, and when these have arisen we have dealt with the questions ad hoc without in any way attempting to lay down general guidelines for the future administration of justice or for the future of other branches of the profession.
Elsewhere in this issue there is an announcement that the Companies Registration Office will be closed for the period 18th to 31st December, 1973. This unique step has been taken in view of the commencement of the Companies Act, 1973 (Act 61 of 1973) on 1st January, 1974. The Act contains a large number of amendments with notable changes in the practice and procedure in the Companies Registration Office relating to the registration of new companies and special resolutions, and in respect of company names. New regulations have been promulgated and new prescribed forms will have to be used.