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Invitation to comment on proposed determination in terms of Section 55(1) of the Legal Practice Act, 2014

Section 55(1) of the Legal Practice Act, 2014 (Act No. 28 of 2014) provides as follows:
“The Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund is liable to reimburse persons who suffer pecuniary loss, not exceeding the amount determined by the Minister from time to time by notice in the Gazette, as a result of theft of any money or other property given in trust to a trust account practice in the course of the practice of the attorney or an advocate referred to in section 34(2)(b) as such, if the theft is committed—
(a) by an attorney in that practice or advocate, or any person employed by that practice or supervised by that attorney or advocate;
(b)       by an attorney or person acting as executor or administrator in the estate of a deceased person; or
(c)        by an attorney or person employed by that attorney who is a trustee in an insolvent estate or in any other similar capacity,
excluding a curator to a financial institution in terms of the Banks Act, 1990 (Act No. 94 of 1990) or a liquidator of a mutual bank in terms of the Mutual Banks Act, 1993 (Act No. 124 of 1993).”. (Own emphasis)

Written comment is invited on the proposed determination by the Minister of an amount of R5 million per claim.

Comments must be submitted before 20 October 2022, and must be marked for the attention of Ms W Louw.

(a)        Emailed to: WiLouw@justice.gov.za

(b)        Delivered by hand, at: The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA.

(c)        Forwarded by post, addressed to: The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, PRETORIA, 0001.

(d)        Faxed to: 0866480563.


Invitation for public comments on the proposed Extradition Bill, 2022.

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (the Department) invites interested parties to submit written comments on the Extradition Bill, 2022 (the Bill).

The purpose of the Bill is to provide for the extradition of persons accused or convicted of certain offences in the Republic of South Africa and foreign States; to provide for the surrender of persons accused or convicted of certain crimes to international entities; to provide for measures to ensure compliance with the international obligations of the Republic of South Africa in terms of resolutions and other international instruments and agreements and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

The comments on the Bill must be submitted to Ms R Baloyi, on or before 04 Oct 2022. The contact details are:
(a) if they are forwarded by post, be addressed to: The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Chief Directorate: Legislative Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
(b) If they are delivered by email, be emailed to: RegoBaloyi@justice.gov.za
(c) Fax nr: 012 406 4632

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Ms R Baloyi on (012) 406 4769.