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List of notable or famous judges from South Africa, with bios and photos, including the top judges born in South Africa and even some popular judges who immigrated to South Africa. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South African judges then this list is the perfect resource for you. These judges are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known judge from South Africa is included when available.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Edwin Cameron to Navi Pillay.

This historic judges from South Africa list can help answer the questions "Who are some South African judges of note?" and "Who are the most famous judges from South Africa?" These prominent judges of South Africa may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South African judges.

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Albie Sachs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Judges from South Africa
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Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs is an activist and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He was appointed to the court by Nelson Mandela in 1994 and retired in October 2009. Justice Sachs gained international attention in 2005 as the author of the Court's holding in the case of Minister of Home Affairs v Fourie, in which the Court overthrew South Africa's statute defining marriage to be between one man and one woman as a violation of the Constitution's general mandate for equal protection for all and its specific mandate against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 83

Birthplace: Gauteng, Johannesburg, Africa, South Africa

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Arthur Chaskalson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Judges from South Africa
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Arthur Chaskalson SCOB, was President of the Constitutional Court of South Africa from 1994 to 2001 and Chief Justice of South Africa from 2001 to 2005. Chaskalson was a member of the defence team in the Rivonia Trial of 1963. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

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Bernard Ngoepe

Judge Bernard Makgabo Ngoepe is a South African Judge. He obtained a BJur from the University of the North and a LLB degree from Unisa. Ngoepe has previously served as an Acting judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He is also the Chancellor of the University of South Africa ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Edwin Cameron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Judges from South Africa
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Edwin Cameron is a Justice of South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court. He is also well known for his HIV/AIDS and gay-rights activism. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

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