The companies Tribunal in partnership with the Cape Law Society held a seminar aimed at engaging members of the Cape Law Society and other strategic stakeholders on the Tribunal’s Mandate in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008. The seminar was intended to create awareness and incite discussions on different aspects which directly and indirectly affect the Tribunal mandate such as a Social and ethics committee and or alternative dispute resolution. The seminar was held in the Western Cape, Cape Town on the 11 May 2016 in the Cape law Society offices.
This seminar was informed by that the Cape Law Society is the society that oversees legal practitioners, in particular, attorneys who practice under the Cape Law Society area of jurisdiction. The Tribunal’s main aim is to create on-going partnerships and relationships with different stakeholders in different spheres of the country. This initiative was intended to drive the Tribunal to the people of the Western Cape.
Amongst others, the seminar speakers were: the Companies Tribunal Chairperson, Advocate Simmy Lebala SC; Part-time Tribunal Member, Peter Veldhuizen; Executive Director of the Takeover Regulation Panel, Lucky Pakeng; Companies Tribunal Manager Registry, Ms Tebogo Mputle; Mr Grant Gunston. The seminar was attended by more than 95 delegates.
The seminar was an eye opener to most of the practitioners in the Western Cape. This signified a start of an ongoing relationship between the Companies Tribunal and the Cape Law Society and its Stakeholders as the Cape Law Society undertook to engage the Companies Tribunal in its engagements.
from left: Simukele Khoza, Lucky Phakeng, Tebogo Mputle, Grant Gunston, Simmy Lebala, Peter Veldhuizen.