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Advocate is the official journal of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa. It appears three times a year and its circulation includes all practising advocates, judges, and a large number of other lawyers, senior government officials, and politicians. It is also available on general subscription. The address of the General Council of the Bar is: P0 Box 2260, Johannesburg 2000. Views and comments are, unless otherwise stated, the responsibility of the authors. Editorial comments or views are the responsibility of the editor, and publication thereof does not necessarily indicate the agreement of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa.

Advocate August 2002, Vol 15, No 2. Our cover: Some members of the Johannesburg Bar - past and present: I Dali Mpofu: 2 Patric Mtshaulana: 3 Karen Billm SC; 4 Sir Sydney Kentridge QC: 5 the late Judge Gert Coetzee; 6 Ish Semenya SC; 7 Judge Lucy Mailula: 8 Chief Justice Arthur Chllskalson: 9 the late Anton Mostert SC: 10 Justice Johann Kriegler: II the late Ernie Wentzel SC: 12 the late Issy Maisels QC; 13 Judge Matilda Masipa; 14 the late Bralll Fischer QC: 15 the late Chief Justice Ismail Mahomed; 16 George Bizos SC: 17 Bongani Majola; 18 the late Bill Schreiner SC: 19 the late Judge Oliver Schreiner.


Hennie Mellet

Editorial committee

WHG van der Linde SC (chair)
E Fagan
JJ Gauntlett SC
PD Hemraj SC
IJ Smuts SC
FA Snyckers

Bar representatives

Bisho: TV Norman
Cape: P Weyer
Free State: GJM Wright
Grahamstown: I Smuts SC
Johannesburg: J Wasserman SC, C Pringle-Watt
KwaZulu-Natal: W Bowler
Northern Cape: J Schreuder
North West: J Stander
Port Elizabeth: P Kroon
Pretoria: HS Havenga
Umtata: MH Sishuba

Editorial information

Correspondence and enquiries relating to contents, contributions and advertising:
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94 Pritchard Street,
Johannesburg 2000


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Published by Juta Law
Printed by Formeset
ISSN 1683-2566
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