Personal:Matojane AJA
9 September 1960, Soweto
Wife: Rachel Matojane
Three children

Matric: (1981) Madibane High School (Soweto)
B Proc: (1986) University of Zululand
LLB: (1988) University of Zululand
LLM: (1995) University of Johannesburg
LLM: (2007) University of South Africa


Professional History:
Admitted Attorney (Gauteng): 1991
Right of appearance in the High Court: 1995
Admitted Conveyancer (Gauteng): 2000
Acting Judge; Cape High Court: 2007 - 2008
Acting Judge; South Gauteng High Court: 2009
Judge: South and North Division of the High Court: December 2009
Judge: Land Claims Court: 2014
Acting Judge President; Land Claims Court: 2014
Acting Judge; Constitutional Court: 2015
Acting Judge; Constitutional Court of Lesotho: 2017

Publications, Awards, Honours and Other Activities

Faculty member and trainer of the Black Lawyers Association Legal Education Centre Trial Advocacy Training Program since 1991 to date.

I conduct trial advocacy training in Universities and Law Schools throughout the country and neighbouring countries during recess and weekends.

Participates in the Advanced Advocacy Training Program for the JHB Bar Council pupils as a presiding officer – 2017 and 2018

Advanced Diploma: Company Law (University of Johannesburg) 2001
National Diploma: Trial Advocacy (University of Colorado, Boulder, United States of America): 1994


16 October 1966, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Husband: Adrian Roderick Harris
One child

Matric: Bechet High School, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
BA LLB (1992) University of Durban, Westville
Completed Attorney’s Practice and Procedure Examination University of Natal
Specialized and Allied Training Courses:
Administrative Justice and Access to Information Justice College
Equality Court Training
Social Context Training Intensive program – Law Race and Gender
Domestic Violence Training
Gender Workshop
Computer practice
Bridging Course Justice College
Aspirant Judges Training 2008- continuous Judges’ training

Professional History:
Trainee/Underwriter; Claims Clerk Fedlife: 1987-1988
Junior Banker; First National Bank: 1990-1991
Public Prosecutor; Administration liaison, Prosecution and determination of legal arguments. District court/Control, Inquest Prosecutor, Maintenance Prosecutor, Regional Court Prosecutor, Regional Control Prosecutor: 1994-1998 Pietermaritzburg/Pinetown Magistrate Court
Magistrate Criminal Court, Family Court, Civil Court: 1998-2004 Johannesburg Magistrate Court/ Mitchells Plein Magistrate Court
Acting Senior Magistrate; Overseeing and managing the criminal courts, Liaison with the Senior Public Prosecutor, Liaison with Public with regards to complaints, Mentoring of Magistrates: 2000-2001 Mitchells Plein Magistrate Court
Regional Magistrate; Tembisa Magistrate’s Court: 2004-2008
Acting Judge; High Court – Gauteng Local Division 2008
Judge; High Court Gauteng Local Division 2009
Acting Judge; Land Claims Court to date - Randburg
Publications, Awards, Honours and Other Activities:
Member of IAWJ- First Provincial Rep/Gauteng: Inception 2004 – to date
Member of the CMJA gender committee: 2000
JOASA – Provincial member/ secretariat: 2006
Restitution – Florence v Government of the Republic of South Africa (CCT 127/13)[2014] ZACC 22;2014
Merit Award for Negotiable instruments and Insurance 1992
Distinction Labour Law 1992
Merit Award Intensive Social Context Course 2002
Achieved First Place in Moot Court Competition at University of Durban, Westville- Final year LLB 1992
Represented University of Durban, Westville at International Moot Court Harare 1992
Dux of School/ Head Prefect


24 July 1956, Lady Selbourne, Pretoria, Gauteng
Wife: Melita
Two Children.


Matric: (1974) Mamelodi High School, Pretoria
B Proc (1979) UNISA
LLM (1986 -1987) Georgetown University, Washington DC, United State of America
National Institute for Trial Advocacy Diploma (1987) Harvard University, Massachusetts


Professional History:
Articles of Clerkship; Maluleke, Seriti & Moseneke: 1980 - 1982
Attorney, Professional Assistant; Seriti Moseneke & Mavundla: 1982 - 1983
Practice as Attorney in partnership; Mothle Matlala Mahlangu & Moabi Attorneys: 1983 - 1986
Summer Associate Attorney; Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, Washington DC, USA: May - August 1987
National Director; Lawyers for Human Rights: 1988 - 1992
Legal Consultant and Chief Representative; IOM (International Organisation for Migration: 1992 -1994
Legal Advisor; Northern Province (Limpopo) Executive Council and Legislature: 1994 -1996
Chief Director of Investigation; ICD Independent Complaints Directorate: 1997 - 1998
Admitted as Advocate: 19 May 1998
Executive Director; IEC (The Electoral Commission: 1998 - 2000
Practicing Advocate; Pretoria Bar: 2001-2010
Admitted as Advocate of the High Court; Lesotho: 18 February 2008
Appointed as Senior Counsel: 27 April 2008
Acting Judge; Transvaal Provincial Division & Gauteng High Court: 2008 - 2010
Judge of the High Court; Gauteng Division: October 2010 – present.


Publications, Awards, Honours and Other Activities:
Fulbright Scholarship to study LLM at Georgetown University, Washington DC: 1986 -1987
Secretary General: South African Softball Federation: 1977 - 1981
Member of the Black Lawyer’s Association: 1982 - 1983
Co-founder and Vice President, Democratic Lawyers Congress: 1984 -1986
Co-National Director, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR): 1988 -1992
Consulting Editor on LHR publication “Human Rights for All” - 1991
Member of National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL): 1992 - 2003.
Member of the Pretoria Bar Council: 2007 - 2009
Representing Pretoria Bar in the General Council of the Bar of South Africa: 2007 and 2008
Chairperson of Advocates for Transformation (AFT Pretoria branch): 2003 - 2005 and 2007
Member of the National Executive Committee of AFT: 2005 - 2007
Member of the National Bar Examination Board NBEB: 2017 – present)





28 November 1956

Husband: Gcina Malindi

Three children


Matric: (1973) St Annes College

BA (1976) University of Cape Town

LLB (1978) University of Cape Town

Certificate in Trusts and Deceased Estates (2002) University of South Africa


Professional History


Articles of clerkship, Johannesburg: Attorney Priscilla Jana: 1981-1983

Admitted as attorney: 2 February 2004

Attorney, Johannesburg: 1984 – 2007.

Acting Judge, Johannesburg High Court: 2008 – 2009.

Judge; Johannesburg High Court: 1 September 2009 – to date.

Acting Judge; Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 October 2016 – 31 March 2017.

Acting Judge; Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 June 2018 – 30 November 2018.




Member of Nadel: 1988 - 2009

NEC member Nadel: 2001 - 2003

Councillor of Law Society of the Northern Provinces: 1999 – 2007

Member of the following committees of the Law Society: Finance and Audit Committee; Gender and

Transformation Committee and Staff and Human Resources Committee.



22 October 1958, Cape Town
Wife: Susan Rogers
No children

Matric: Wynberg Boys High School, Cape Town
BA Cum Laude (1982) University of Cape Town
BA Hons, Classics (First Class) (1983) University of Cape Town
LLB Magna Cum Laude (1985) University of Cape Town

Professional History:
Articled clerk; Sonnenberg Hoffmann & Galombik, Cape Town: 1986-1987
Pupillage at the Cape Bar: Jan-July 1988
Advocate at the Cape Bar:1988-2012
Awarded status of senior counsel: 1999
Treasurer, honorary secretary and member of the Cape Bar Council: 1994-1998; 2000-2003
Chairperson of the Cape Bar Council: 2004-2005
Chairperson of tribunals established in terms of s 15K of the Pension Funds Act
Acting Judge; Western Cape High Court: various periods in 2001, 2003, 2009 and 2011
Acting Judge; Labour Court: fourth term 2002
Judge; Western Cape High Court: since 2013
Acting Judge of Appeal; Competition Appeal Court: 2015-2016
Judge of Appeal; Competition Appeal Court: since 2017

Publications, Awards, Honours and Other Activities:
The Action of the Disappointed Beneficiary’ (1986) 103 SALJ 683.
When All Else has Failed: Illegal Strikes, Ultimatums and Mass Dismissals 1991 (12) ILJ 1171 (co-authored with Jeremy Gauntlett)
Silk: Why it should go Advocate (December 2006) 26
High Fees and Dubious Practices Advocate (April 2012) 40
Honorary Judicial Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)