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Former city judge appointed to ConCourt

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It was during that year that he was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Northern Cape Division of the High Court.

Picture: Itumeleng English/African News Agency(ANA)

FORMER Kimberley judge Steven Majiedt is one of two prominent South African judges that President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed to the Constitutional Court.

Majiedt and fellow judge Zukisa Tshiqi have been appointed to the highest court of the land to replace the former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and Bess Nkabinde.

Ramaphosa made the announcement yesterday and their appointment is with effect from October 1.

Judge Majiedt, 58, holds BA Law and LLB degrees from the University of the Western Cape. He was admitted as an advocate in 1984 and practised as such until 1995 when he was appointed as a Chief Provincial State Law Adviser in the Northern Cape Office of the Premier from 1996 to 1999 during the tenure of premier Manne Dipico.

In January 2000, Judge Majiedt returned to private practice as an advocate and this culminated in his appointment as an Acting Judge of the Northern Cape Division of the High Court. It was during that year that he was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Northern Cape Division of the High Court.

In December 2010, Judge Majiedt was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal. Judge Majiedt acted at the Constitutional Court from February to May 2014.

He also served as a member of the National Association of the Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) from 1986 to 2000. He is the current Chairperson of the Rules Board for Courts of Law and also a Council Member of the South African Judicial Education Institute (SAJEI).

– Baldwin Ndaba