Personal: Basson AJA

10 October 1960, Pretoria

3 Children



Matric: Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria (1978)

BLC University of Pretoria (1982)

LLB (cum laude) University of Pretoria (1984)

LLD: Second Generation Human Rights with a Labour Law Perspective. University of South Africa (1990)


Professional History: 

Junior Lecturer: Department of Mercantile Law: University of South Africa: 1984

Professor of Labour Law: Department of Mercantile Law: University of South Africa (until July 2007)

Admitted as an advocate: 1985

Additional Member: Industrial Court (1988 – 1994)

Ad hoc Commissioner: Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) (1996 – July 2007)

Member of the Pretoria Bar: 2003- July 2007

Judge of the Labour Court:  1 July 2007 – 31 December 2015

Judge of the North Gauteng Division of the High Court: 1 January 2016

Acting Judge of the Constitutional Court: July 2018 – December 2018

Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 June 2022 – 30 November 2022


Other Activities: 

Author of various articles on second-generation human rights and labour law in general

Co-author of Essential Labour Law; Essential Social Security Law; Essential Discrimination Law.

Co-presenter of various certificate courses in Advanced Labour Law and Practical Labour Law

External examiner of Labour law: University of the Witwatersrand

Executive Board member of the International Taekwondo Federation (Vienna)

5th degree black belt: Taekwondo

President of the Taekwondo Continental Federation: Africa