SOME ADMINISTRATIVE LAW ASPECTS OF STATE REGULATION OF INSOLVENCY LAW REVISITED Musenwa v Master of the North Gauteng High Court (Unreported 54849/10)  ZAGPPHC 190 (5 November 2010)
Keywords:insolvency practitioners, competence, integrity
A general analysis of the global norms recognised by international institutions worldwide yields the conclusion that the essential proposition of insolvency practitioners in all systems is the same: that every effective insolvency system requires competent and ethical insolvency practitioners who should have the experience and expertise necessary to deal with the range of business and legal issues which arise in insolvency matters. In Standard Bank v The Master of the High Court (2010 4 SA 405 (SCA)) the Supreme Court of Appeal also held that liquidators occupy a position of trust towards creditors and companies in liquidation and that they are required to be
independent, to regard equally the interests of all creditors, and to carry out their duties without fear, favour or prejudice. This contribution is a discussion of the recent decision in Musenwa v Master of the North Gauteng High Court ((Unreported) 54849/10) 
ZAGPPHC 190 (5 November 2010)) in which the core issue was to decide on the competence and integrity of an insolvency practitioner in order to decide whether the Master of the High Court (Master) acted lawfully in removing the practitioner from its panel. The note will attempt to underline the importance of a fresh approach by policy and law makers to the concept of regulation of South African insolvency law.
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