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April 2008, Vol 21, No 1. Our cover. Portrait of Sir Sydney Kentridge QC by the portrait painter Damian Morgan. The portrait was commissioned by Brick Court, London, to mark Sir Sydney's 85th birthday.


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Jannie Eksteen SC (chair)
Frank Snyckers (deputy chair)
Azhar Bham SC,
Alfred Cockrell
Susannah Cowen
Sandhya Mahabeer
Mahlape Sello
Izak Smuts SC

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Cape: Anton Kruger
Free State: Zachia Eloff, Henriette Murray.
Grahamstown: Izak Smuts SC
Johannesburg: David Leibowitz
KwaZulu-Natal: Wendalynn Bowler, Paul Wallis, Zuleka Rasool
Namibia: Andrew Corbett
Northern Cape: Japie Schreuder
North West: John Stander
Port Elizabeth: Peter Kroon
Pretoria: Henk Havenga
Umtata: Mathobela Shisuba

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