19 July 1960, Newcastle

No children.



Secondary School: Inkamana Secondary School

Matric: St Francis College in Marianhill

BProc (1983) University of Zululand

Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Studies (2021)


Professional History:

Admitted as an Attorney: April 1987
Practiced as an Attorney in Newcastle from 1987 until 2010
Acted in the High Court Pietermaritzburg in 2005 to 2006 and 2010 to 2011
Elevated to the Bench in June 2011


Publications, Awards, Honours and Other Activities:

Served as a councillor of the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society (as well as being erstwhile vice president) and served in various committees of the Law Society of South Africa
Sat as commissioner of the Small Claims Court in Newcastle
Served as a member of the Electoral Court during the 1994 Elections
Former chairperson of the Blaauwbosch Development Committee and the Rosary Healthcare Clinic
Served on the board of management of St Anthony’s children’s home
Acting as a trustee of the Eyethu Trust
Legal Advisor to the Newcastle Municipality
Served as board member of the Legal Aid Board
Served as chairperson of the Uthukela Water Board

Served as a member of the executive committee of the Black Lawyers Association, Pietermaritzburg Branch.