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Advocate April 2006, Vol 19, No 1. Our cover: Part 3 of The Blue Dress by Judith Mason (1995). Part of the Constitutional Court's art collection. Reproduced with permission of the court and the artist. See also page 4 of this issue


Hennie Mellet

Editorial committee

Willem van der Linde SC (chair)
Norman Arendse SC,
Alfred Cockrell, Susannah Cowen,
Sandhya Mahabeer,
Mahlape Sello,
Izak Smuts SC,
Frank Snyckers

Bar representatives

Bhisho: Vacant.
Cape: Anton Kruger.
Free State: Germa Wright.
Grahamstown: Izak Smuts SC.
Johannesburg: Craig Watt-Pringle SC.
KwaZulu-Natal: Wendy Bowler.
Northern Cape: Japie Schreuder.
North West: John Stander.
Port Elizabeth: Peter Kroon.
Pretoria: Henk Havenga.
Umtata: Mathobela Shisuba.

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