Dear Members and Candidate Attorneys

As you are aware, on 21 February 2018 the Minister of Finance announced an increase in the VAT rate from 14% to 15%, which takes effect on 1 April 2018. Following this announcement, kindly note the adjusted prescribed fees as per table hereunder:

 

DESCRIPTION FEE IN (RANDS) VAT AT 15%

(RANDS)

FEE

(INCLUSIVE OF VAT)

(RANDS)

FEES PAYABLE IN TERMS OF SECTION 80 OF THE ATTORNEYS ACT
a) Admission (Attorney, Conveyancer, Notary) 300.00 45.00 345.00
b) Examination and Registration of Articles of Clerkship/Contract of Community Service  ito Section 5 of the Attorneys Act 200.00 30.00 230.00
c) Enrolment ito Section 20 of the Attorneys Act 200.00 30.00 230.00
d) Certificate of Good Standing 200.00 30.00 230.00
f) Examination and Registration of Cession Applications ito Section 10(5) 200.00 30.00 230.00
  Admission Applications 300.00 45.00 345.00
g) Examination Registration Fee: Attorneys Admission Paper 1 (Section 14 of the Attorneys Act) 100.00 15.00 115.00  
h) Examination Registration Fee: Attorneys Admission Paper 2 (Section 14 of the Attorneys Act) 50.00 7.50 57.50  
i) Examination Registration Fee: Attorneys Admission Paper 3 (Section 14 of the Attorneys Act) 50.00 7.50 57.50  
j) Examination Registration Fee: Attorneys Admission Paper 4(Section 14 of the Attorneys Act) 50.00 7.50 57.50  
k) Examination Registration Fee: Conveyancing

(Section 14 of the Attorneys Act)

150.00 22.50 172.50  
l) Examination Registration Fee: Notarial

(Section 14 of the Attorneys Act)

150.00 22.50 172.50  
m) Right of Appearance – Candidate Attorney ito Section 8(3) of the Attorneys Act 100.00 15.00 115.00  √
n) Right of Appearance – High Court 200.00 30.00 230.00
o) CLS Seminars 100.00 15.00 115.00  
e) Re-issue of Certificate of Proficiency 100.00 15.00 115.00  
Please note that with respect the Society’s current Member Management and Financial systems, only membership subscription and administrative levy invoices are generated prior to receipt of payment, in this regard any invoice dated on or prior 31 March 2018 will be based on 14% VAT, whereas any invoice dated on or subsequent to 1 April 2018 will be issued at the new rate of 15% VAT.

Fees relating to admissions, enrolments, certificates of good standing, examination registration fees, right of appearance certificates (among others) are only processed upon receipt of payment, thus all payments received and processed on or before 31 March 2018, will be charged at the old rate of 14% and payments received on or after 1 April 2018 will be processed on 15% VAT.

Please bring this notice to the attention of the relevant financial official/bookkeeper within your firm/s.

 

Issued by The Cape Law Society

Tel: (021) 443 6700

Fax: (021) 443 6751/2