The Black Conveyancers Association (BCA) which was launched in May and which has had an overwhelming response from black conveyancers across the country has an 'onerous mandate' to achieve a number of objectives. These include:
- Having all national, provincial and local governmental, as well as parastatal conveyancing instructions reserved for its accredited member firms.
- Ensuring compliance by all financial institutions (including mortgage originators) with the targets set in the Financial Services Charter so that the maximum percentage of outsourced conveyancing instructions possible could be allocated to accredited member firms.
- Eliminating 'fronting' in the attorneys' profession and blacklisting so-called 'paper BEE law firms'.
It is chaired by Cape Town attorney Johann Appies and he recently told De Rebus that the executive committee was planning a road show in the next few months to all the major metropolitan areas and a conference was being planned for September 2005. The committee had finalised a funding proposal and was in the process of securing funding for the establishment of a corporate identity and profile, interactive web site, monthly electronic newsletter, an aggressive multifaceted national communication, marketing and information campaign, a full-time coordinator, infrastructure and operational capacity.
Further information is available from Johann Appies at (021) 914 1401 or Kevin Kiewietz at (021) 934 4842 .
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