Personal:                      Judge Carelse  

16 October 1966, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Husband: Adrian Roderick Harris
One child

Matric: Bechet High School, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
BA LLB (1992) University of Durban, Westville
Completed Attorney’s Practice and Procedure Examination University of Natal


Professional History: 
Trainee/Underwriter; Claims Clerk Fedlife: 1987-1988
Junior Banker; First National Bank: 1990-1991
Public Prosecutor; Administration liaison, Prosecution and determination of legal arguments. District court/Control, Inquest Prosecutor, Maintenance Prosecutor, Regional Court Prosecutor, Regional Control Prosecutor: 1994-1998 Pietermaritzburg/Pinetown Magistrate Court
Magistrate Criminal Court, Family Court, Civil Court: 1998-2004 Johannesburg Magistrate Court/ Mitchells Plein Magistrate Court
Acting Senior Magistrate; Overseeing and managing the criminal courts, Liaison with the Senior Public Prosecutor, Liaison with Public with regards to complaints, Mentoring of Magistrates: 2000-2001 Mitchells Plein Magistrates’ Court
Regional Magistrate; Tembisa Magistrate’s Court: 2004-2008
Acting Judge; High Court, Gauteng Division, Johannesburg: 2008

Judge; High Court Gauteng Local Division: 2009

Acting Judge; Land Claims, Randburg: 2009 to date

Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein: October 2018 - March 2019

Acting Deputy Judge President, Gauteng Division, Johannesburg June 2020 - November 2020

Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein: December 2020 – May 2021; 1 June 2021 - 30 June 2021

Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court of Appeal: July 2021 to date


Publications, Awards, Honours and Other Activities: 

Member of IAWJ- First Provincial Rep/Gauteng: Inception 2004 – to date

Member of the CMJA gender committee: 2000

JOASA – Provincial member/ secretariat: 2006

Restitution – Florence v Government of the Republic of South Africa (CCT 127/13) [2014] ZACC 22;2014

Merit Award for Negotiable instruments and Insurance 1992

Distinction Labour Law 1992

Merit Award Intensive Social Context Course 2002

Achieved First Place in Moot Court Competition at University of Durban, Westville- Final year LLB 1992

Represented University of Durban, Westville at International Moot Court Harare 1992

Dux of School/ Head Prefect

Advocacy training


Specialized and Allied Training Courses:

Administrative Justice and Access to Information Justice College

Equality Court Training

Social Context Training Intensive program – Law Race and Gender

Domestic Violence Training

Gender Workshop

Computer practice

Bridging Course Justice College

Aspirant Judges Training 2008- continuous Judges’ training in house and SAJEI