National Forum on the Legal Profession

National Forum on the Legal Profession was established by the Legal Practice Act, 2014 (Act 28 of 2014), as a body corporate with full legal capacity.

The role of the National Forum is to provide a legislative framework for the transformation and restructuring of the legal profession in line with constitutional imperatives so as to facilitate and enhance an independent legal profession that broadly reflects the diversity and demographics of the Country as set out in the Legal Practice Act.

The Forum is expected to level the playing field for the establishment of the Legal Practice Council and Provincial Councils.


National Forum Members

 

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EXCO and Chairpersons

Advocate Kgomotso Moroka SC

Chairperson - National Forum on the Legal Profession

Qualifications: B PROC (UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH); LLB (WITS)

Occupation: Advocate and Member of the Society of Advocates of Johannesburg.

Institution: The Society of Advocates of Johannesburg.

Constituency: Person as Designated by Minister: DoJ&CS

Organisation: General Council of the Bar of South Africa (GCBSA)

Mr. Max Boqwana

Deputy Chairperson - National Forum on the Legal Profession

Qualifications: BA LLB (RHODES); Dip Corporate and Securities (UNISA)

Occupation: Director and Senior Partner

Institution: Boqwana Burns INC

Constituency: LSSA

Organisation: National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL)

Charity Mhlungu

Executive Officer and member of EXCO in the National Forum on the Legal Profession

Qualifications: B Comm (Accounting), PGDip (Honors) in Management Accounting (CIMA) and Dip in Taxation. (NATAL), Executive Development Programme

Previous employment: Unilever, SA Breweries, Nampak and BHP Billiton

Occupation: Seconded to the NF as an Acting Executive Officer

Institution: Chief Director in the Department of Justice

Ms Kathleen Matolo- Dlepu

Chairperson – Administration and Human Resource

Qualifications: LLB Occupation: PRACTISING ATTORNEY AND CONVEYANCER

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Constituency:LSSA

Organisation: BLA

 

Jan Stemmett

Chairperson - Governance Committee and Rules & Code of Conduct Committee

Qualifications: LLB

Occupation: Practicing Attorney

Institution: Stemmett & Osman INC

Constituency: LSSA

Organisation: Law Society of the Northern Provinces

Jan Maree

Chairperson - Education Standards & Accreditation Committee

Qualifications: LLB

Occupation: Practicing attorney

Institution: N/A

Constituency: LSSA

Organisation: Law Society of the Free State

Members

Mr Mpina Mathebula

Member - Governance Committee, and Education, Standards & Accreditation. Committee

Qualifications: BA ARTS; LLB (WITS)

Occupation: Attorney and Senior Partner

Institution: Uys Mathebula INC

Constituency: LSSA

Organisation: Attorneys Fidelity Fund Board

Adv Geoff Budlender SC

Member - Admin and HR Committee, and Education, Standards & Accreditation. Committee

Qualifications: LLB (UCT)

Occupation: Advocate and Member of the Cape Bar

Institution: Cape Bar

Constituency/ Organisation: General Council of the Bar of South Africa (GCBSA)

Adv Gregory Harpur SC

Member - Governance Committee, and Rules & Code of Conduct Committee

Qualifications: BA, LLB (NATAL) Dip Maritime Law, Constitutional Law (Natal)

Occupation: Advocate and Member of the Society of Advocates of Natal.

Institution: The Society of Advocates of Natal.

Constituency/ Organisation: General Council of the Bar of South Africa (GCBSA)

Adv Anna Annandale SC

Member - Rules & Code of Conduct Committee, and Education, Standards & Accreditation Committee.

Qualifications: BA, LLB (NATAL)

Occupation: Practising Advocate.

Institution: Durban BAR

Constituency/ Organisation: General Council of the Bar of South Africa (GCBSA)

Professor Managay Reddi

Member –Education, Standards & Accreditation Committee

Qualifications: BA (LAW), LLB, LLM, LLD (UNIVERSITY OF DURBAN WESTVILLE)

Occupation: Dean and Head.

Institution: School of Law - University of Durban

Constituency/ Organisation: South African Law Deans Association

Manette Strauss

Member - Rules & Code of Conduct Committee

Qualifications: BA, LLB (STELLENBOSCH)

Occupation: Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary.

Institution: Strauss Daly INC

Constituency: LSSA

Organisation: KwaZulu-Natal Law Society

Adv Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza SC

Member - Admin & HR Committee and Governance Committee

Qualifications: PROC, BA (SA), LLB (UNITRA), LLM (UCT)

Occupation: Practicing Advocate

Institution: Victoria Mxenge Group of Advocates

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Organisation: Advocates for Transformation (AFT)

Janine Kim Myburgh

Member - Rules & Code of Conduct Committee and Governance Committee

Qualifications: LLB

Occupation: Practicing Attorney

Institution: Myburgh Attorneys INC

Constituency: LSSA

Organisation: Cape Law Society

Kisten Govender

Member - Admin and HR Committee and Education, Standards & Accreditation Committee

Qualifications: B.PROC; LLB (UNIVERSITY OF VENDA); LLM (UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO)

Occupation: Practicing attorney

Institution: State Attorney Durban

Constituency: LSSA

Organisation: National Association of Democratic Lawyers

Namhla Thina Siwendu

Member - Rules & Code of Conduct Committee

Qualifications: LLB (NATAL), B.SOCSC (HONS) (UCT)

Occupation: Practicing Attorney

Institution: DLA Cliff Dekker Hofmeyr

Constituency/ Organisation: Person as Designated by Minister: DoJ&CD

Adv Roseline Mary Nyman

Member – Admin & HR Committee and Education, Standards & Accreditation Committee

Qualifications: BA (Law) UWC, LLB (UCT) LLM (UWC)

Occupation: Practicing Advocate

Institution: Cape Bar

Constituency: AFT

Organisation: General Council of the Bar of South Africa (GCBSA)

Adv Elizabeth Makhanani Baloyi-Mere

Member: Rules and Code of Conduct Committee and Governance Committee

Qualifications: LLB Unisa

Occupation: Practicing Advocate

Institution: Pretoria Bar

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Organisation: General Council of the Bar of South Africa (GCBSA)

Mr Mashudu Kutama

Member – Admin & HR Committee and Rules and Code of Conduct Committee

Qualifications: B. Broc , LLB ( UNIVEN)

Occupation: Attorney

Institution:  Kutama Attorneys

Constituency: LSSA

Organisation:  Black Lawyers Association

Jurgens Johannes Stephanus Prinsloo

Member – Rules &Code of Conduct Committee and Governance Committee

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Constituency/ Organisation: National Forum of Advocates (NFA)

Adv Matthew Klein

Member – Education, Standards & Accreditation Committee, Governance Committee and Rules &Code of Conduct Committee

Qualifications: B.A. (Law) LLB LLM

Occupation: Advocate

Institution: National Bar Council of South Africa

Constituency: Honorary member, founder, and secretary

Organisation: National Bar Council of South Africa

Adv Brian Nair

Member – Education, Standards & Accreditation Committee

Qualifications: Occupation: National Operations Executive at Legal Aid Board

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Constituency/ Organisation: Legal Aid South Africa (LASA)

Mr Etienne Horn

Member – Education, Standards & Accreditation Committee and the Governance Committee

Qualifications: Bcom, LLB (UFS)

Occupation: Attorney

Institution: Van Der Merwe & Sorour Attorneys Bloemfontein

Constituency: AFF

Organisation: Attorneys   Fidelity Fund Board  

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