Project Description

Sandile Ngcobo born 1 March 1953, is former justice in the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He served as Chief Justice from 2009 to 2011.

Ngcobo was the beneficiary of a scholarship from Barclays Bank between 1973 and 1976. In 1975 Ngcobo graduated from the University of Zululand with a B Proc (Bachelor of Law), earning distinctions in constitutional law, mercantile law and accounting and was admitted as an attorney in 1981.

in 1985 he received a Fullbright scholarship and he holds an LLM degree from Harvard Law School. He was appointed to the Constitutional Court in 1999 by Nelson Mandela. Prior to this he was a judge in the Cape High Court  and the Labour Appeal Court.

On 6 August 2009, President Jacob Zuma nominated Ngcobo to succeed Pius Langa as Chief Justice of South Africa in October 2009

Events of this nature are the source of inspiration to others. I hope that this initiative will inspire others to be Living Legends of eThekwini” Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo