President: HON L MPATI

BA (1981); LLB (1983) – RHODES UNIVERSITY. JUDGE: EASTERN CAPE DIVISION – 1 FEB 1997 (ACTED FROM 2 JUNE 1996). JUDGE OF APPEAL: 9 DEC 2000 (ACTED FROM 1 JUNE 1999). DEPUTY PRESIDENT: 1 JAN 2003 – 14 AUG 2008. ACTING JUDGE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT: 1 JUNE 2007 – 30 NOV 2007. PRESIDENT: 15 AUG 2008 TO DATE. ADMITTED AS ATTORNEY: FEB 1985. MEMBER: EAST CAPE SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES: FEB 1989 – JAN 1997. LL.D (HONORIS CAUSA) – RHODES UNIVERSITY. IN-HOUSE COUNSEL: LEGAL RESOURCES CENTRE (GRAHAMSTOWN) MARCH 1993 – JUNE 1996. APPOINTED SILK: APRIL 1996. PROFESSOR EXTRAORDINARY IN LAW FACULTY UFS: 2004 – 2008. HOBBIES: SPORT (PARTICULARLY RUGBY, CRICKET, TENNIS.)  MEMBER: SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY UNION DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (1992 TO DATE).  MEMBER: SANZAR JUDICIAL COMMITTEE (2006  TO DATE)

 

 

Deputy President: HON LTC HARMS
BA LAW (CUM LAUDE) UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA. 1965 LL.B (CUM LAUDE) UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA. JUDGE TPD: 1 APRIL 1986. ACTING JUDGE APPELLATE DIVISION: 16 JULY 1991 – 15 DEC 1993. JUDGE OF APPEAL: SINCE 16 DECEMBER 1993. DEPUTY PRESIDENT: SINCE 1 DECEMBER 2008. SENIOR LECTURER UP: 1965. ADVOCATE, PRETORIA BAR: 1966. SENIOR ADVOCATE: 1991. PROFESSOR EXTRAORDINARY: UFS. COUNCIL MEDAL: UP. AMLERS PRECEDENTS OF PLEADINGS. CIVIL PROCEDURE. ENFORCEMENT OF IP RIGHTS – A CASE BOOK. LAWSA: EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTOR.
HON MS NAVSA
BA LL B. JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT, TPD: 1995-2000. MEMBER OF SPECIAL ELECTORAL COURT: 1995-2000. ACTING JUDGE – CONSTITUTIONAL COURT: FEB-MAY 2007. JUDGE OF APPEAL 2000 TO DATE. LEGAL RESOURCES CENTRE: 1981-1995. REGIONAL DIRECTOR: 1991-1994. ADVOCATE: 1982-1995. APPOINTED SENIOR COUNSEL: 1994. JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT: 1995-2000. JUDGE OF APPEAL: 2000 TO DATE. CHAIRPERSON LEGAL AID BOARD: 1998-2002. TRUSTEE, LEGAL RESOURCES TRUST: 1998 TO DATE. EXECUTIVE MEMBER: 2001. JUNIOR SOCCER COACH: 1993-2000. HONORARY PROFESSOR UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE: 2003. ASSISTED IN DRAFTING TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION LEGISLATION FOR SUBMISSION TO PARLIAMENT.
HON FDJ BRAND

UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH. UNIVERSITY OF LEIDEN (NETHERLANDS): BA, LL.B, LL.M. JUDGE OF HIGH COURT. CAPE OF GOOD HOPE PROVINCIAL DIVISION: 1992-2001. JUDGE OF SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL: 2001 TO DATE. SENIOR LECTURER, STELLENBOSCH: 1973-1976. MEMBER CAPE BAR: 1976-1992. SENIOR COUNSEL: 1988. DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF CONVOCATION, UNIVERSITY STELLENBOSCH. PROFESSOR EXTRAORDINARY, UFS.

HON RW NUGENT

WITWATERSRAND UNIVERSITY: B.COMM; LL B (CUM LAUDE).  JUDGE OF HIGH COURT, WITWATERSRAND LOCAL DIVISION: 1993-2001. JUDGE OF SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL: 2001 TO DATE. JOHANNESBURG BAR: 1975-1993.

 

 

HON TD CLOETE

GRAHAMSTOWN (DISTINCTION LATIN & HISTORY): 1965. BA RHODES UNIVERSITY (DISTINCTION ENGLISH): 1969. BA HONOUR SCHOOL OF JURIS PRUDENCE OXFORD: 1972.  LIB RHODES (CUM LAUDE): 1974. MA OXFORD: 1976. JUDGE HIGH COURT JOHANNESBURG: 1991-2002. JUSTICE OF APPEAL: 2002 TO DATE. SECONDED TO HIGH COURT, SWAZILAND: 1994. AD HOC JUSTICE OF APPEAL, SEYCHELLES: 2003. ACTING JUDGE OF APPEAL, NAMIBIA: 2008. ADMITTED ADVOCATE, RSA: 1976. ADMITTED ADVOCATE BOTSWANA: 1979 HON ASST SEC, GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE BAR: 1976-1979. SC: 1989.

 

HON CH LEWIS
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND (WITS) BA (1973) LL.B (CUM LAUDE) (1975) LLM (CUM LAUDE) 1985. HIGH COURT JUDGE, JOHANNESBURG FROM NOVEMBER 1999. ACTING JUDGE, SCA: 2002. JUDGE, SCA: 2003.  ADMITTED AS AN ATTORNEY: 1978. WITS LAW SCHOOL: LECTURER (1978) SENIOR LECTURER (1981) ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW (1987) PROFESSOR OF LAW (1988) HEAD, SCHOOL OF LAW (1989-1990) DEAN, FACULTY OF LAW (1993-1998). HONORARY PROFESSOR OF LAW 2000 ONWARDS. AWARDS MOST RECENT: INNS OF COURT/INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES, LONDON FELLOWSHIP: 2004. MEMBER OF WITS COUNCIL: 2000 ONWARDS. DEPUTY CHAIR, WITS COUNCIL: 2008-2009. PUBLICATIONS LIST AVAILABLE ON REQUEST: EDITOR ANNUAL SURVEY OF SA LAW (1990-1998) EDITOR SOUTH AFRICAN LAW JOURNAL (2000).
HON JA HEHER
1943 Born, Cape Town 1952-5 Overport Government School 1956-9 Durban High School 1962 Bachelor of Arts (Natal) 1964 Bachelor of Laws (Natal) 1965 Prosecutor Department of Justice, Johannesburg 1966 State Advocate, Pietermaritzburg 1965 Admitted Advocate of Supreme Court 1967-9 Legal Adviser, Johannesburg City Council 1968-83 Member of Institute of Town Clerks 1969-77 Lecturer in Town-Planning, University of the Witwatersrand 1969-93 Member of Johannesburg Bar Fees Ombudsman (1980-1990) Senior Counsel (1985) Acting Judge of Supreme Court (1988 Natal, 1990 Johannesburg) 1980-86 Executive Member, Transvaal English Medium Parents Association Member of Governing Body, Greenside Primary School (1978-1988), Greenside High School (1990-1994) 1985-1993 President of Valuation Court, Springs 1993-2001 Judge of the Supreme/High Court, Witwatersrand Local Division 2002 Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal 2003 Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal –
HON VM PONNAN

BA (LAW); LL B. ACTING JUDGE, EC: 2000.  JUDGE, JHB: 2001. JUDGE, SCA: 2004. ADVOCATE, DURBAN BAR: 1985-2001. COMMISSIONER – THE JUDGE WHITE (FORMERLY BROWDE) COMMISSION – A JUDICIAL COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE PRESIDENT IN TERMS OF s236(6) OF THE INTERIM CONSTITUTION: 1995-1998. DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON, SOUTH LOCAL COUNCIL (GREATER DURBAN METROPOLITAN AREA) VALUATIONS APPEAL BOARD: 1999-2000.  COMMISSIONER, COMMISSION FOR CONCILIATION MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION (CCMA – DURBAN): 2000-2001. BLACK LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (SECRETARY), DURBAN: 1990-1994. ADVOCATES FOR TRANSFORMATION (GENERAL SECRETARY, KZN: 1998-2000. AZAPO – (MEMBER – LEGAL SECRETARIAT). MEMBER OF COUNCIL – CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (FREE STATE).

HON MML MAYA
B PROC 1986. UNIVERSITY OF NATAL, DURBAN: LL B 1988. DUKE UNIVERSITY, NC, USA: LLM 1990. ACTING JUDGE: CPD 1999. JUDGE: TRANSKEI DIVISION 2000. ACTING JUDGE: LABOUR COURT, GRAHAMSTOWN, PORT ELIZABETH HIGH COURT. JUDGE OF APPEAL: SCA 2006. ACTING JUDGE: SUPREME COURT OF NAMIBIA 2008.  ATTORNEY’S  ASSISTANT (DAZANA MAFUNGO INC, MTHATHA. COURT INTERPRETER AND PROSECUTOR (MAGISTRATES COURT MTHATHA). LEGAL POLICY COUNSEL & LOBBYIST (WOMEN’S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND,  WASHINGTON DC). ASSISTANT LAW ADVISOR MTHATHA. LAW LECTURER (UNIV OF TRANSKEI). PUPILLAGE (JOHANNESBURG BAR). PRACTISING ADVOCATE (TRANSKEI BAR): 1986-1999. AWARDS: FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP: 1989-1990. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW & GENDER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: 1990. COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP: 2002
HON A CACHALIA

BA, LL B AND H DIP TAX LAW. ACTING JUDGE OF THE JOHANNESBURG HIGH COURT: JAN-SEPT 2001. JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT: SEPT 2001-MAY 2005. ACTING JUDGE OF APPEAL: JUNE 2005-SEPT 2006. JUDGE OF APPEAL: SEPT 2006. AS A UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND THEREAFTER AS A PRACTISING ATTORNEY WITH THE FIRM CHEADLE, THOMPSON & HAYSON HIS PERSONAL INTEREST WAS THE PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. THIS WAS THE FOCUS OF HIS LEGAL PRACTICE. HE WAS ALSO A FOUNDING MEMBER OF UNITED DEMOCRATIC FRONT (A COALITION OF  ANTI-APARTHEID ORGANISATIONS) IN 1983 AND HAS SERVED ON VARIOUS COMMUNITY BASED ORGANISATIONS THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. BETWEEN 1977-1989 HE WAS DETAINED AND BANNED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS FOR HIS ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVITY BY THE NATIONAL PARTY GOVERNMENT. IN 1996 HE JOINED THE GOVERNMENT AS ITS SECRETARY FOR SAFETY & SECURITY AND WAS INVOLVED IN THE DRAFTING OF THE POLICE SERVICES ACT. IN 1999 HE RETURNED TO LEGAL PRACTICE AND IN 2001 ACCEPTED AN APPOINTMENT TO THE BENCH. WAS AWARDED FELLOWSHIPS AT THE LEGAL RESOURCES CENTRE: 1982.  YALE UNIVERSITY: 1992 AND NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: 2005. PUBLICATIONS: CACHALIA ET AL, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION 1995.

 

HON S SNYDERS

B COMM 1980, LL B 1982. SILK 1996. JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT, JOHANNESBURG: 1997-2008. JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL: 2008 ONWARDS.

HON FR MALAN
JUDGE OF APPEAL, BORN 15 JANUARY 1944, BETHLEHEM, FREE STATE. NAME OF SPOUSE/PARTNER: SUSANNA WILHELMINA MALAN (CILLIé). 3 CHILDREN. MATRIC: HELPMEKAAR BOYS HIGH, JOHANNESBURG. BA (LAW); LL.B; LL.D (PRETORIA). JUDGE OF HIGH COURT (WLD): 1 JULY 1997. ACTING JUDGE AND JUDGE COMPETITION APPEAL COURT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2009. JUDGE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2009. PROFESSOR OF LAW UNIVERSITY JOHANNESBURG FROM 1971. MEMBER OF JOHANNESBURG BAR 1968-1971. AWARDS: ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT STIPENDIA IN 1977, 1982, 2001 AND 2006.
HON LO BOSIELO
LLM (1992) AND DIPLOMA IN ADVANCED CORPORATE LAW (1996). CANDIDATE ATTORNEY: M E SURTY ATTORNEYS, ZINNIAVILLE 1984-1986. ADMITTED AS AN ATTORNEY 1986. ATTORNEY BOSIELO, MOTLANTHE & LEKABE 1981-1991. RONNIE BOSIELO ATTORNEYS 1992-1998. ADVOCATE 1981-1992. ACTING JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA, NCD, FEB 2000. ACTING JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA, WLD, OCT 2000. JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA, TPD, 21 JANUARY 2001-JULY 2009. ACTING JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT OF NAMIBIA, 2005-06. ACTING JUDGE PRESIDENT OF THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA, NCD JUNE 2007-NOVEMBER 2008. ACTING JUDGE OF THE SCA OF SOUTH AFRICA  1 DEC 2008-JUN 2009. JUDGE OF THE SCA OF SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 2009 TO DAY.
HON JBZ SHONGWE
HON ZLL TSHIQI
HON L THERON
HON SA MAJIEDT
HON WL SERITI
Acting Judges of Appeal
HON Meer
HON Plasket
HON Petse

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