Zimbabweans lose bid to be admitted as legal practitioners in SA

Tge eNCA reports that a group of foreign nationals has lost its bid to be admitted and enrolled as legal practitioners in South Africa.

This comes after the Constitutional court dismissed the group’s leave to appeal against a Free State High Court judgment delivered in September.

The Legal Practice Act (LPA) does not permit foreign nationals to be admitted and authorised to be enrolled as legal practitioners (be it practising or non-practising).

In September last year, the court declared that section unconstitutional and invalid, but found the discrimination in section 24(2)(b) of the LPA was fair.