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

 

Education
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

The Ethics of the Hopeless Case Advocate (December 2017) 46.

To Give and to Gain: Judicial involvement in advocacy training SAJEJ Vol 1(1) 2018.

Lawyers in Turmoil: The Johannesburg Conspiracy of 1895 (Stormberg, 2020)
Honorary Judicial Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

  • Mojapelo P M D
  • Ledwaba A P
  • Koen P A
  • Gorven T R
  • Eksteen J W

 

President:

  • President M M L Maya

Deputy Judge President:

  • Deputy President X M Petse

Judges:

  • Justice M S Navsa
  • Justice V M Ponnan
  • Justice A Cachalia
  • Justice M J D Wallis
  • Justice H Saldulker
  • Justice K G B Swain
  • Justice B H Mbha
  • Justice D H Zondi
  • Justice N Dambuza
  • Justice C H G Van der Merwe
  • Justice M B Molemela
  • Justice T M Makgoka
  • Justice A Schippers
  • Justice F E Mokgohloa
  • Justice C M Plasket
  • Justice D V Dlodlo
  • Justice C H Nicholls
  • Justice Y T Mbatha

Acting Judges:

  • Mojapelo P M D
  • Ledwaba A P
  • Koen P A
  • Gorven T R
  • Eksteen J W

  

 

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Personal:JUDGE MAYA PHOTO SCA WEBSITE

      
20 March 1964, St Cuthberts, Tsolo, Eastern Cape
Husband: Dabulamanzi Mlokoti
Three children

Education:

Matric: St Johns College, Mthatha
B Proc (1986) University of Transkei
LLB (1988) University of Natal, Durban
LLM (1990) Duke University, NC, USA

Professional History:

Attorney’s clerk; Dazana Mafungo Inc, Mthatha: 1987-1988 
Court Interpreter and Prosecutor; Magistrates’ Court, Mthatha: 1988-1989
Legal Policy Counsel & Lobbyist; Women’s Legal Defense Fund, Washington DC
Assistant State Law Adviser; Mthatha: 1991-1993
Pupillage; Johannesburg Bar: 1993
Law Lecturer; University of Transkei: 1993-1995
Practising Advocate; Transkei Bar: 1994-1999
Acting Judge; Cape High Court & Mthatha High Court: 1999
Judge; Mthatha High Court: 2000
Acting Judge; Labour Court, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, Bisho High Courts
Acting Judge; Supreme Court of Appeal: 2005
Judge of Appeal; Supreme Court of Appeal: 2006
Acting Judge; Constitutional Court, January to May 2011
Acting Judge; Supreme Court of Namibia: 2008; Appeal Court, Lesotho: 2015
Deputy President, Supreme Court of Appeal: 2015
Acting President, Supreme Court of Appeal: 2016 - 22 May 2017

President, Supreme Court of Appeal: June 2017

Publications, Awards, Honours and Other Activities:

Fulbright Scholarship: 1989-1990
Georgetown University Law & Gender Fellowship Program: 1990
Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship: 2002
Chairperson; South African Law Reform Commission: 2013 
Council Member; South African Judicial Education Institute: 2015
Founding Member; South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges and its Deputy President in the 2008 -2010 term
Recipient of the South African Women Lawyers Association History & Icon Programme: 2012
Board Member; South African Journal on Human Rights: 2014 
Member; Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Commissions: 2015 
Patron; Lawyers Against Violence: 2013