Personal:Mahendra AJA

31 May 1963, Durban                                                    

Wife : Marsha

Two children

 

Education: 

Matric: Reservoir Hills High, Durban

BA (Law), LLB University of Durban Westville (1985)

LLM (New York University) 1989

 

Professional History:

Articled Clerk: Wilkinson, Joshua & Gihwala, Athlone, Cape Town, 1986-88.

Admitted as Attorney: March 1988

Attorney: Legal Resources Centre, Johannesburg (1990-95)

Attorney: Legal Resources Centre, Durban (1995 to 2014) Director (1999 to 2014)

Acting Judge, Labour Court, January-March 2013.

Acting Judge, North Gauteng, April – June 2013

Acting Judge, KwaZulu-Natal, November 2013

Appointed to High Court, KZN, June 2014

Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 June – 30 September 2022

 

Other Activities: 

President, Law Student Council, UDW, 1985

Fulbright scholar (1988)

Trustee: Legal Resources Trust

Member of the Supervisory Board: Foundation for Human Rights

Former Trustee, Aids Consortium.

Chairperson: KZN Town Planning Appeals Board (1998) Chair (2008 to 2013)

Chairperson: KZN Development Facilitation Appeals Tribunal (2008 - 2013)

Arbitrator and Mediator: IMSSA, Tokiso (1994 – 2013)