Board of Control
Constitution The Fund vests in a Board of Control, constituted in terms of the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979 (the Act).
The Board of Control is vested with legislative authority to function at levels that are operational, for example the consideration of claims against the Fund. Management’s role was previously delineated in resolutions and delegations of the Board of Control. This situation has been largely altered by legislative amendments passed in 2014. The effect of these amendments (as contained in the Judicial Amendment Act and the Attorneys Amendment Act) was to fundamentally redefine the constitution of the Board of Control, enabling management of the Fund to consider claims received.
The Legal Practice Act reinforces the changes brought about by the amendments to the legislation.
Sophie Thabang “Peppy” Kekana
Peppy Kekana is the Managing Director of Kekana Hlatshwayo Radebe (KHR) Attorneys. Under her leadership, KHR has experienced exponential growth since its humble beginnings in 2002 and it currently employs 15 attorneys, paralegals, conveyancers and notaries who provide legal services to a diverse clientele across various industries.
Peppy is a widely-respected legal professional with an impeccable track record spanning more than two decades. She has earned an awe-inspiring reputation for her ability to turn situations that look like dead ends into success stories for both corporate and individual clients. Her proficiency in 5 South African languages Tswana, Sotho, English, Afrikaans and Zulu – and her profound insight on SA’s socio political dynamics are just some of the things that build immediate rapport between Peppy and everyone she comes into contact with. She is passionate about transformation and upholding the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in the legal fraternity.
Ms Makatini is a CEO of the Building and Construction Industry Medical Aid Fund (BCIMA) which was founded in 1964. She has over 13 years combined experience attributed to financial services, consulting, health and tech industries. She has held different executive roles and senior management roles in government relations, business development and strategy in blue-chip companies. She is also an entrepreneur who is passionate about education and once held the role of Academic Independent Contractor at UNISA, and visiting lecturer at Wits Business School.
Ms Makatini holds a Masters of Management in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation from the University of Witwatersrand Business School, an Honours in Politics from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), a BA in Communication Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and is currently enrolled for a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation at the University of Oxford in the U.K.
Phumelele is a former Independent Director of the Gauteng Cricket Board and current Independent Non-Executive Director and shareholder at Sakhiwo, a fuel distribution subsidiary of Thebe Investment Corporation.
Mr. Mokoena has extensive experience in financial services, principally within investment banking having worked for domestic banks and international banks. He previously held positions as Manager: Acquisition & Leveraged Finance for Standard Bank, Director, Head: Capital Markets for Standard Chartered Bank, Director, Head: Africa for Standard & Poor’s Credit Rating Services, and Divisional Head at the South African Reserve Bank (Prudential Authority).
He holds an Advanced Management Programme from the University of Oxford (England), a Master of Science in Finance (Banking) from the University of London (England), an M.B.A. from the University of the Witwatersrand, a B. Compt. (Hons)–CTA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Auditing both from UNISA, and a B. Com. (Econometrics) and B. Compt. (Acc.) both from the University of Durban-Westville.
Walid Brown advises in the Dispute Resolution and Insolvency, Business Rescue Restructuring practice areas He specialises in complex liquidations of companies and groups Directors Liability under the Companies Act perfection of notarial bonds foreclosure on commercial and residential properties corporate recoveries and restructuring commercial litigation property litigation long term insurance and professional indemnity His expertise extends to key pieces of legislation namely the National Credit Act the Consumer Protection Act and liability claims Walid holds an Advanced Certificate in Insolvency Litigation from the University of Pretoria and a Certificate in Advanced Business Rescue from the University of South Africa.
Mvuzo Notyesi is an attorney and director at Mvuzo Notyesi Inc in Mthatha. He is President of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers. He holds a BProc and LLB degree from Walter Sisulu University, was admitted as an attorney in 1999 after completing his articles and attending the LSSA’s School for Legal Practice in East London. He has practised as a director at Mvuzo Notyesi Inc since 1999.
Mr Notyesi has been a council member and a member of the former Management Committee of the LSSA for three years. He represents the LSSA on the Judicial Service Commission. Mr Notyesi has a passion for education and has been a part-time lecturer and an instructor at the LSSA’s School for Legal Practice in East London. He is also an examiner for the Attorneys Admission Examination. Mr Notyesi is Chairperson of the Notyesi Foundation, which awards bursaries to disadvantaged students to attend university.
Adv HS Janse van Rensburg
Adv van Rensburg has served on the LSSA Council since 2004. He sits on a number of committees at the LSSA and has represented the LSSA on the Council for Debt Collectors since 2009.
Adv van Rensburg holds a BCom degree from the University of Pretoria, as well as a BProc from Unisa, and has an Advanced Diploma in Labour Law from the University of Johannesburg. He was admitted as an attorney in 1984 and is also a notary and conveyancer. He practises as a sole practitioner at Jan van Rensburg Attorneys in Brits.
Ms. Likotsi is the Executive Chairperson of the Young Women in Business Network (YWBN). She serves on boards and sub committees (Audit and Risk, Social & Ethics) of several companies as an independent non-executive director. This includes such companies as ISCA, Vaal, Libra, WHS, Apex Valves, LIXIL Africa and Ubuntu Plastics. She is the youngest woman independent Executive Director on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed companies through DAWN Ltd and a member of the Institute of Directors Southern Africa.
Ms Likotsi has been honoured by the international business community, which presented her with the 2013/2014 ‘Women Leadership Award’ at the 3rd Africa – India Partnership Summit held in Mauritius, Destiny Magazine Power of 40, the most influential Young South African in Leadership & Civil Society in 2018.
She holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship from Wits Business School and a post graduate Certificate in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg. She also holds a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Centre of Entrepreneurship at Wits Business School (WBS).
Ms Nkosi is an Associate Director at Itelwe Consulting and Advisory. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours and Certificate of Theory in Accounting (CTA) and is a registered Chartered Accountant (SA) and SAICCA Assessor.
Ms Nkosi has substantial accounting and auditing experience in the public sector, as well as knowledge of governance and compliance. She also has extensive knowledge of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Internal Auditing Standards (ISAs), Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (GRAP), Public Finance Management Ace (PFMA), Municipal Finance Management Act, National Treasury Regulations and Modified Cash Standards. She has been the member of various audit and risk committees.
Mr Ntsoana is the owner and Managing Director of CJ Ntsoane Attorneys. He holds a B-tech Degree in Marketing Management from Technikon Pretoria (now Tshwane University of Technology) and a LLB from the University of Limpopo. He is currently enrolled for his master’s degree in Developmental studies at the University of Limpopo.
Mr Ntsoane is a member of the law society of the Northern provinces (LSNP). He is an admitted Attorney with the right of appearance in High Court and more than 5 years of practical legal experience.