29 March 1955





Grade 12:  Bopedi Bapedi High School, Ga – Marishane

University of the North Polokwane RSA: B.Luris 1982

University of the North Polokwane RSA: LLB 1986

Georgetown University Washington DC: LLM 1988


Professional History


Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation Witbank Mpumalanga RSA, January 1976 - January 1977

Glolec (PTY) Ltd Witbank Mpumalanga RSA, June — December 1977

Venter & Van Nieuwehuizen Attorneys, Emalahleni (Witbank) Mpumalanga RSA, May 1984 - June 1986

University of the Western Cape Bellville Western cape RSA: Senior Lecturer Depart of Public Law, August 1988 — December 1990

Makobe & Dolamo Attorneys, Emalahleni (Witbank) Mpumalanga RSA, Jan 1990 – 2002

Dolamo Incorporated, January 2003 — December 2012

Acting Judge of the High Court of South Africa Northern Gauteng High Court – Pretoria (formerly

Transvaal Provincial Division); 2004 – One Term, 2005 One – Term, 2006 One – Term.

Acting Judge of the High Court of South Africa (Western Cape High Court) 2011 (One Term); January 2012 – January 2013

Appointed Judge of the High Court of South Africa (Western Cape High Court) – February 2013 to date

Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: 2019

Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: 01 June – 30 September 2024


Other Professional Activities


Summer intern: Institute for the study of Responsive Law Washington DC USA, July 1988

Captain of the Soccer Team: 1974 — 1975, Bopedi Bapedi High School

Member of the Sovenga League Executive Comitte (Sovenga league was at that time a highly

competitive Soccer league comprising of 18 teams based on the University Campus)

Secretary of the church Council - and 1996 - St Peters Anglican Church Witbank parish

Examiner in terms of the Attorneys Admission Act

Member of the Mpumalanga Provincial Law Society (a circle of the Law Society of the Northern

Provinces formerly Law Society of the Transvaal)

Chairperson Emalahleni (Witbank) Attorneys Association, 2002

Member of the Mpumalanga Rugby Union's Disciplinary Committee, 2002

Member of the Judicial Committee of the South African Rugby Football Union, 2000 to date 

Member of Sanzar (South Africa, Australia & New Zealand) organizers of the Nation & Super in Rugby tournament Judicial Committee

Chairman of the Board — Consumer Institute of South Africa (a section 21 company established to

research, protect and advance consumer interest)

Board Member - Emalahleni Housing Institution, 2008 – 2011

Chairperson of the Board - Emalahleni Housing, 2011


Awards and scholarships

Sportsman of the Year,1975: Bopedi Bapedi High School — Nebo District

Best student in History of Law Course, 1982 — University of the North

Best student: Dissertation for the LLB Degree 1987 — University of the North

Full Bright Scholarship: 1987 — 1988 to study for the LLM Degree at Georgetown