oa De Rebus - Notyesi and van Rensburg elected to lead Law society of South Africa : LSSA news
|Article Title||Notyesi and van Rensburg elected to lead Law society of South Africa : LSSA news|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||May 2016|
Mthatha attorney Mvuso Notyesi and Brits attorney Jan Janse van Rensburg were elected Co-chairpersonsof the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) at its annual general meeting in Kempton Park on 2 April. Mr Notyesi and Mr van Rensburg noted that the role of lawyers in society is not a selfish or self-serving one. Practitioners stood in a privileged position where they can influence developments and support and protect vulnerable members of society.They added: 'It is an indictment that, after 22 years of democracy, we are still talking of racism and disparity in briefing patterns. These are urgent matters to be dealt with by the profession and by others through the various charters that have been adopted by government.' The Co-chairpersons stressed the pressing need to unify the profession in accordance with the Constitution and the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014. They indicated that they would focus on concrete steps to unify the profession, taking clear direction from the various chapters in the Act as it moves towards implementation.
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