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Black lawyers supports judges code

2012-02-10 11:01

Johannesburg - The Black Lawyers Association has come out in support of draft regulations before Parliament proposing that judges disclose their financial interests, according to a report on Friday.

Its president, Busani Mabunda, said that as the custodians of the Constitution, "which is unequivocal on issues of transparency and accountability", the judiciary should "lead the pack", the Business Day reported.

The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers have also backed the regulations, which propose that judges and their families disclose their interests outside the judiciary.

According to the government, the draft regulations, which were opposed by 200 judges, were aimed at preventing corruption.

Comments
  • Jos - 2012-02-10 11:23

    At last I can agree with this organisation on one thing. Now please call yourselves "lawyers organisation", remove the black in front, it does not add any value.

      methedex - 2012-02-10 12:26

      Indeed. They should be proud of such a statement of honesty.

  • Silver - 2012-02-10 11:45

    So.... what does The White Lawyers Association have to say about this?

  • Shirley - 2012-02-10 11:49

    Good conclusion. However I do not understand why we still have "black lawyers ass"? No wonder we will never close the race gap. So now it will be black cops/white cops,black doctors/white doctors,teachers,clergy,nurses,judges,the list is endless!What purpose does this serve other than to make it blatantly obvious of the racial devide! This country will never get with the programme!

      Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-02-10 12:41

      You can start a White Lawyer Association if you want to. No need to hate.

      Garth - 2012-02-11 07:21

      @duncan - I fail to see the `hate' in Shirley's post. She is obviously stating an fact and penning a criticism that only a racist would object to. Only a majority, insecure due to a lack of competitive skills, would feel the need to hang on to racially exclusive `clubs'.

  • Dave - 2012-02-10 11:49

    Didn't work with the government did it

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-02-10 11:53

    I can not take this organization serious. Even when making the right noises. Just list night there was a focus of integration again and when an organization's members gets the same pay, can afford the same houses, can stay in the same neighborhoods, having a advantaged on state appointed cases, I can't see the sense of using the word "Black". Raving themselves to be for black lawyers. When I need a lawyer I will go and hire one for his ability, understanding my point and price. If their is still lawyers that feel they are not equal they must rather look at their ability and price structure(I belief the price-structure was sorted out to be quite standard)

      Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-02-10 12:39

      Adv Zola Majavu belongs to the Black Lawyers Association and he's good. You can hire him if you want to. See the things ho does at the terreblanche case? AWESOME!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-02-10 12:57

      Thank you. I will keep in mind. May I never need to hire a lawyer of that statue. He will have to defend me on my robbery charges afterwards (obtaining his legal fees) because I can't afford those big shots.lol.

  • billyboy6 - 2012-02-10 11:53

    All people in public office and all civil servants should be made to declare their financial interests. They should also have to declare directorships in private companies and they and any companies they have a financial interest in should be barred from tendering for government contracts

  • Johann - 2012-02-10 12:01

    Would a White lawyers Association be racism?

      Shirley - 2012-02-10 12:18

      That and more! Can you imagine the flack they would get in subtle undertoes from a black judge!

      Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-02-10 12:34

      You can start Black Lawyers Association, White Management Forum etc. But you know what will happen, you'll never, ever get government contracts. That's the only reason those kind of organizations don't exist.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-02-10 13:01

      @Duncan......and maybe the only reason why the Black Lawyer Association exist or....????

  • william - 2012-02-10 12:21

    Well,Well.Well. This is a step in the right direction!!!!!

  • Ryan - 2012-02-10 13:16

    RACIST RACIST RACIST!

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