Advocates who are members of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa (the GCB) are competitive specialist advocates, who are experts in trial, motion court, appellate and opinion advocacy.

For advocacy, advice or arbitration in matters involving Southern African Law, the South African Bar is a rich source of talent, expertise and specialisation.

The Bar identifies itself fully with the ideals, aspirations and challenges presented by a new democratic South Africa. As a body of independent practitioners, the Bar is committed to providing specialised legal representation, at fair fees, to all persons who require such service.

By providing this representation, as well as facilities for the protection of human rights, access to justice for indigent persons and alternative dispute resolution, the bar serves all the people of South Africa.