17 November 1962, Springs
Dipl Iuris (1985) University of Western Cape
BA (Law) (1988) University of Western Cape
LLB (1991) University of Western Cape
BA (Hon) Public Administration (1993) University Western Cape
LLM (1995) University of Cape Town
Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa 2001
Public Prosecutor: 1986-1992
Regional Court Control Prosecutor: 1991-1992
District Magistrate Criminal, Family and Civil Courts: 1992-1997
Regional Magistrate: 1997- 2004
Acting Judge; Northern Cape High Court, Kimberly: 2004-2005
Judge; Free State High Court, Bloemfontein: 2005-2017
Acting Judge; Labour Court: 2008-2008; 2009-2009
Acting Judge; Lesotho High Court: 2010-2012
Acting Judge; Lesotho Labour Appeal Court: 2010-2012
Designated Acting Judge; Lesotho Commercial Court: 11 Jul 2012
Acting Judge; Labour Appeal Court: 2013-2013
Judge; Labour Appeal Court: Jul 2014
Acting Judge President; Free State High Court: Feb 2015-Apr 2015
Acting Judge; Constitutional Court of South Africa: Aug 2016-Dec 2016
Acting Judge President; Free State High Court: Dec 2016
Deputy Judge President; Free State High Court: Jan 2017-Nov 2018
Acting Judge President; Free State High Court: Jan 2017-Sep 2017
Acting Judge President; Free State High Court: Jun 2018-Nov 2018
Judge President; Free State High Court: 1 Dec 2018 – to date
Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 December 2021 – 31 March 2022; 1 April 2022 – 31 May 2022.
Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal; 1 October – 30 November 2023.
Peer facilitator, training magistrates and Judges, nationally and internationally, on topics including:
Maintenance; Inter-sectionality between HIV/Aids and domestic violence; Domestic violence Act;
Social context in judicial decision making; Equality court matters; Human rights in context of criminal matters; Judgement Writing; Sentencing; Social Context in Judicial Decision Making; Adjudication on matters involving the right to equality; Admissibility of electronic evidence; Judicial Accountability and Ethics; Ethics; Social Media and the Judiciary; Judicial Independence.
Deputy Chairperson, Magistrates’ Association of South Africa – (Western Cape): 1993-1994
Member of executive committee, Magistrates’ Association of South Africa: 1994-1995
Chairperson (Western Cape), Judicial Officers’ Association of South Africa (JOASA): 2000 – 2001.
National President, Judicial Officers’ Association of South Africa (JOASA): 2002 – 2004
President, African Regional Group of the International Association of Judges: 2010 – 2018
Currently Hon President, African Regional Group
One of the Vice Presidents, International Association of Judges: 2010 – 2018.
Board Member: Law, Race and Gender Research Unit (University of Cape Town): 2005
Advisory Board Member: Canada – SA – Justice Linkage Project: 2002
Member, Free State Centre for Human Rights Advisory Board: 8 Oct 2018 – To Date.
Chairperson, Malibu Village Residents and Ratepayers’ Association
Member, Western Cape Appointments Committee for Magistrates: 2001 – 2004
Previously Chairperson, Commission for The Remuneration of Public Office Bearers: 2014 – 2019
Member, Judicial Accountability Committee (High Courts)
Chairperson, Judicial Accountability Committee for The Lower Courts Member of the Judicial Case Flow
Management Committee Managing Editor, South African Judicial Education Journal
Board Member, South African Judicial Education Institute.