11 June 1951, Polokwane, Limpopo province, South Africa
Married: Dr Setlola Lorna Esther Phoshoko-Mojapelo
Four Children: One son and three daughters
Three grandchildren: One girl and three boys



Matric: Tshebela High School
B Proc and LLB: University of the North (now Limpopo)
Attorneys Admission Board Exams



Lecturer – 1 year at University of Limpopo
Admitted as Attorney of High Court of South Africa: January 1980
Acting Judge of the High Court, Pretoria: 1999 and 2001
Permanent judge of High Court of South Africa (then TPD): 27 January 2003
Deputy Judge President of WLD (now Gauteng Division, Johannesburg): 01 January 2005 - to date (2020)
Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: 01 December 2019 – 31 March 2020



Professional History:
Candidate Attorney: Webber Wentzel, Johannesburg: Jan 1978 – Dec 1979
Member: Law Society of the Transvaal: 1980 to Dec 2002
Member: Black Layers Association (BLA): 1980 to Jan 2003
Member: National Association of Democratic Laws (Nadel): 1987-1989
Examiner and Senior Examiner: Law Society of South Africa: +- 1988 – 2002
Secretary, BLA: 1985 -1991;
National President, BLA: 1991-1995
IBA Mission to Kenya re Threats to the Independence of the Legal Profession and the Judiciary: 1996
ICJ Mission to Sri Lanka re Threats to the Independence of the Judiciary: 1997
Board Member, BLA-Legal Education Centre: 1995 - 2006
Chair: BLA-Legal Education Centre Trust: +- 2001 – 2006
Commissioner: Judicial Service Commission: 1994 – 2002
Commissioner: South African Law Reform Commission: 1997/8 – 2000/1
LLD (Hon causa): University of Limpopo – 2007
Instructor/Trainer on Trial Advocacy for BLA and Motion Court for the Bar Council: 1996 -2019
Judicial Skills Training for members of Law Society: 2005 – 2018
Attended intensive course on Court Annexed Mediation, Utah, USA:  Oct 2019 – Nov 2019



Publications on Legal Topics:
Doctrine of Separation of Powers in SA Context: Advocate 2013
Regular Column on History of the BLA – in several issues of African Law Review: 2017 - date
Papers on variety of subjects delivered over the years