Personal:Windell AJA

11 December 1967, Lady Frere, Eastern Cape
Husband: Winton Windell
Three children



Matric: Witteberg High School Bethlehem
B Juris: (1988) North-West University

LLB:  (1993) University of South Africa


Professional History: 

Prosecutor: Magistrates’ Court, 1989 -1991

Prosecutor: Regional Court, 1991- 1993
Magistrate: 1993- 2013
Acting Judge: Gauteng Local Division: 2011 and 2013.
Judge: Gauteng Local Division: 2013 -2022

Acting Judge: Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 June 2022 – 30 November 2022


Other Activities: 

Member:  International Association of Women Judges: SA Chapter.

Trainer of Aspirant Judges.

Trainer of Newly Appointed Judges

Trainer of Newly Appointed Magistrates
Mentoring of Aspirant Judges.

Lecturer: School for Legal Practice of the Law Society of South Africa (North West): 2006 -2008

Facilitator for the Law, Race and Gender Research Unit, University of Cape Town 1999-2004.

Researcher in the field of “Delictual liability of teachers at the workplace” at the Education Faculty of the North-West University between 2005- 2007


Personal:Mahendra AJA

31 May 1963, Durban                                                    

Wife : Marsha

Two children



Matric: Reservoir Hills High, Durban

BA (Law), LLB University of Durban Westville (1985)

LLM (New York University) 1989


Professional History:

Articled Clerk: Wilkinson, Joshua & Gihwala, Athlone, Cape Town, 1986-88.

Admitted as Attorney: March 1988

Attorney: Legal Resources Centre, Johannesburg (1990-95)

Attorney: Legal Resources Centre, Durban (1995 to 2014) Director (1999 to 2014)

Acting Judge, Labour Court, January-March 2013.

Acting Judge, North Gauteng, April – June 2013

Acting Judge, KwaZulu-Natal, November 2013

Appointed to High Court, KZN, June 2014

Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 June – 30 November 2022


Other Activities: 

President, Law Student Council, UDW, 1985

Fulbright scholar (1988)

Trustee: Legal Resources Trust

Member of the Supervisory Board: Foundation for Human Rights

Former Trustee, Aids Consortium.

Chairperson: KZN Town Planning Appeals Board (1998) Chair (2008 to 2013)

Chairperson: KZN Development Facilitation Appeals Tribunal (2008 - 2013)

Arbitrator and Mediator: IMSSA, Tokiso (1994 – 2013)



25 July 1966: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Husband: Late Sijadu Lulamile Vulindlela Ndizana
Two children including the Late Yivani Mbali Ndizana



Matric: Mount Arthur Girl’s High School, Lady Frere, Eastern Cape (1983)

B. Soc Sc, University of Cape Town (1987)

Social Work Honors University of Cape Town (1988)

LLB, University of Natal, Durban (1991)

Accredited Arbitrator by Independent Mediation Services of South Africa (IMSSA) (1997)

Global Faculty Development Certificate (GFD) Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania, USA (2010)  


Professional History: 

Intern: Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), University of Witwatersrand (1992)

Tutor: Labour Law Academic Support Program (Wits) 1992
Articled Clerk: Cheadle Thompson and Haysom Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg (1993 – 1995)
Professional Assistant : Von Klemperer Davis, Pietermaritzburg (1995 -1996)
Founder: Thina Siwendu & Associates later Siwendu & Partners Inc. (1996 – 2012)

Director: Corporate Commercial Department Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc (2012 – 2016)

Acting Judge of the High Court:  Gauteng Division, Johannesburg (2014 – 2016)
Judge of the High Court:  Gauteng Division, Johannesburg (2017 to present)

Special Tribunal Member in terms of the Special Investigation Unit and Special Tribunals Act  (2019 – present)

Acting Judge of the Competition Appeal Court (2021 to present)

Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 June – 30 November 2022; 1 December 2022 - 31 March 2023.


Other Activities: 

Examiner Attorneys Admission Examination Book Keeping and Ethics, KwaZulu-Natal Law Society

Member of Special Complaints Committee, KwaZulu-Natal Law Society

Part Time contract law Teacher for Continuing Legal Education Law Society of South Africa

Deputy Chairman, South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA KZN) 

Non- Executive Director; East Coast Radio (2003 -2005)     

Research Fellow, Centre for Corporate Governance University of Stellenbosch (2008 – 2017)

Member of the United Nations Global Compact Advisory Committee (South African Local Network) (2014-2016)

Non - Executive Director in listed and unlisted companies Thebe Investments (2006- 2008) Grindrod Limited and Grindrod Bank (2008 -2010) Woolworths Holdings Limited (2009 -2017)

Commissioner of the South African Law Reform Commission (2013 – 2018)

Ministerial Designate to the National Forum for the Transformation of the Legal Profession (2015 – 2016) 

South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges member (2017 – present)

South African Judicial Education (SAJEI) Moderator and Presenter (2020 and 2021)


Honours and Awards:

Moot Finalist Final Year LLB, University of Natal, Durban (1991)

Siwendu and Partners Inc voted by Impumelelo as a Top Empowerment Companies (2003)

Regional Business Women Achiever; Professional Category by Business Women’s Association (BWA) (2004)  



Personal: Masipa AJA

01 March 1974, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Not married

Two children



Matric: Ebenezer High School, Mokopane
B Proc (1996) University of the North
LLB (1998) University of Natal, Durban
LLM (2015) University of KwaZulu-Natal


Professional History:

Judge’s Associate; Department of Justice, Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court: 1998 - 2000 
Candidate Attorney; Anand-Nepaul Attorneys: 2001 – 2002

Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, 2002

Professional Assistant (Attorney); Anand-Nepaul Attorneys, 2002 – 2004

Director / Attorney; Masipa-Nepaul Incorporated, 2004 – 2007

Part Time Commissioner; Commission for Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration, 2004 – 2016

Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (Right of Appearance Act 62 of 1995), 2005

Accredited Commissioner of the CCMA, 2005
Panelist; Motor Industry Bargaining Council Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC), 2006 – 2016

Panelist/Arbitrator; South African Local Government Bargaining Council, KwaZulu-Natal: 2007 – 2016

Director / Attorney; Masipa Incorporated, 2007 – 2016

Panelist/Commissioner; General Public Servants Sectoral Bargaining Council, 2008 – 2016

Panelist/Commissioner; Public Health & Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council, 2008 – 2013

Panelist/Commissioner; Education Labour Relations Council, 2008 – 2016

Panelist, Tokiso Limited, 2008 - 2016

Panelist/Commissioner; Chemical Industry Bargaining Council, 2008 - 2016
Panelist/Arbitrator; South African Local Government Bargaining Council, (Head Office – Per invitation): 2015 – 2016

Chairperson of Disciplinary Committee; National Home Builders Regulatory Council, 2009 – 2011

Member Case Law Monitor Committee & Practice & Procedure Manual Committee; Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, 2009 – 2014

Panelist/Commissioner; Public Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council, 2011 – 2016

Member Empowerment Sub-Committee; Black Lawyer’s Association, Durban Region: 2012 – 2013

Practice, Procedure & Bookkeeping Examiner; KwaZulu-Natal Law Society, 2013 – current

Acting Judge; Labour Court, July 2013

Certified Commissioner of the CCMA for Organisational Rights and Section 198 LRA disputes, 2015

Practice, Procedure & Bookkeeping Examiner; KwaZulu-Natal Law Society, 2015 – current

Assessor; Durban High Court, 2015

Acting Judge; Pietermaritzburg High Court, July to September 2015

Acting Judge; Durban High Court, November 2015 to June 2016

Judge; Durban High Court, July 2016 to date

Acting Judge of the Competition Appeal Court, 01 January 2022 to 31 December 2022

Acting Judge Supreme Court of Appeal, 1 June 2022 – September 2022

Acting Judge, Competition Appeal, January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

Acting Judge Supreme Court of Appeal, 1 April – 31 May 2023


Other Activities: 

KwaZulu-Natal Law Society 2002 – 2016

Organisation for Social and Scientific Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) 2002 – 2007

South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) 2004 - 2009

Trustee; The Grove Body Corporate, 2008 – 2010

South African Women’s Lawyer’s Association (SAWLA), 2009 – 2013

Black Lawyer’s Association (BLA) 2011 - 2016

Pro; 2012 - 2016
Pro Bono Acting Judge; Labour Court, July 2013

South African Chapter of International Association of Women Judges 2016 – current


Certificates Obtained:

Conveyancing Practice (1998) Law Society of South Africa

Research Methodology (2002) Organisation for Social and Scientific Research in Eastern & Southern Africa (OSSREA)

Commissioner’s Training & accreditation (2005) Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration

Certificate in Practice Management (2005) Law Society of South Africa

Certificate in Mediation Master Class-Predictable Irrationality (2013) Mediatori SA

Specialist Commissioner’s – Organisational Rights & Section 198 (Labour Relations Act 2012 Amendments) (2015) Commission for Conciliation Mediation & Arbitration

Aspirant Judges Training (2016) SAJEI




Personal: Daffue AJA

25 June 1957, Kimberley, Northern Cape

Wife: Belinda Ann

Two children



Matric (1974): Grey College, Bloemfontein

B Proc (1979) University of the Free State

LLB (1981) University of South Africa

LLM (1998) (Tax, company and insolvency law) University of South Africa

MBA (2002) (Dissertation on Mergers and Acquisitions: BoE, NBS and Boland Bank merger) Buckinghamshire–Chilterns University College


Professional History: 

Attorney, notary and conveyancer: February 1980 to July 1989

Practising advocate: Free State Society of Advocates: 1989 to 31 December 2011

Advocate: Kingdom of Lesotho: till December 2011

Acting Judge: Free State High Court: 24 May 2010 to 25 June 2010, 16 August 2010 to 3 September 2010, 23 July 2011 to 23 September 2011

Judge: Free State High Court: 1 January 2012 to date

President of the Lesotho Court-Martial Appeal Court: 2016 to date

Acting Deputy Judge President: Free State High Court: 3rd term 2018, 4th term 2019, 1st term and part of the 4th term 2020, and 15 May 2021 – 18 June 2021

Additional member of Special Tribunal: 1 May 2022

Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 June – 30 November 2022; 1 April 2023 -31 May 2023


Other Activities:

Part time lecturer in conveyancing at the University of the Free State: 1989 to 1995

Past instructor of the former Law Society of South Africa, the subjects being High Court Litigation and the law pertaining to Business Enterprises

Member of the Bar Council of the Free State Society of Advocates: 2003 to 2011

Attended an aspirant Judges’ Programme in January 2004 as part of the Canada-South Africa Justice Linkage Project

Attended a Young Leaders’ Symposium in July 2004 under the auspices of the General Council of the Bar (GCB) in South Africa

Past member of the SA Fellowship of Advocacy Training

Past chairperson of the Pupilage Committee of the Free State Society of Advocates and co-ordinator of training of aspirant advocates

Senior counsel (silk) on 22 April 2009

Chairperson of the Free State Society of Advocates: 2010 - 2011

External moderator in Private Law at University of the Free State for several years and since 2019 for LLM students

Attended advanced Tax Law seminar for judges: July 2017

Attended, as nominated delegate of Free State judges, the Fourth Congress of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa: April 2017

From time to time since being elevated to the bench involved in practical training of pupil members of the Free State Society of Advocates

Chairperson of the Finance and ITC committees of the Free State Judiciary

Delivered several speeches on various topics and different occasions to legal practitioners, magistrates, senior public servants as invitee of the Public Service Commission (Free State Office), prosecutors and State Law Advisors: 2013 – 2020

Presented lecture on behalf of SAJEI to Regional Court Magistrates in respect of civil practice and procedure in 2021; also lectures to members of the Black Lawyers’ Association in 2020 and 2021

Co-author in updating Corbett and Honey, The Quantum of Damages bi-annually

Member of the Governing Body of Grey College: 1998 to 2007 and during that time chairperson of the Personnel Committee and member of the Disciplinary Committee thereof

Chairperson of the Free State Cheetahs Rugby Union’s Disciplinary Committee: 2004 - 2011

Member of the cycling team of the Teddy Bear Foundation for Abused Children, a non-profit organisation

Avid cyclist, having completed several Cape Argus, 94.7 and other cycling events