Johan Froneman

Johan Coenraad Froneman (born 10 February 1953[1]) is a South African judge who currently serves on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.[2]


Johan Froneman
Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Assumed office
Nominated byJudicial Service Commission
Appointed byPresident Jacob Zuma
Deputy Judge President of the Labour Court
In office
Nominated byJudicial Service Commission
Appointed byPresident Nelson Mandela
Judge of the Eastern Cape High Court, Grahamstown
In office
Appointed byPresident F.W. de Klerk
Personal details
Born (1954-02-10) 10 February 1954
East London, Cape Province, South Africa
Alma materStellenbosch University
University of South Africa

Early life

Froneman grew up in Cathcart and was educated at Grey College, Bloemfontein, Stellenbosch University and the University of South Africa. He earned his law degree in 1975. He did his military service with the Cape Field Artillery between 1976 and 1977. He was admitted as an advocate in 1978 and took silk in 1990.[3]

Judicial career

In 1994 Froneman was appointed as a judge of the Eastern Cape Provincial Division of the Supreme Court,[3] now known as the Eastern Cape High Court, Grahamstown. In 1996 he was appointed the first Deputy Judge President of the newly established Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court, a position which he held until 1999.[2] In 2002 he served as an acting judge in the Supreme Court of Appeal.[2]

In October 2009 he was appointed to the Constitutional Court by President Jacob Zuma.[4]

Other positions

Froneman was an extraordinary professor in public law at the University of Stellenbosch from 2003 to 2008 during which he participated in the specialised LL.M course in Human Rights by way of annual seminars. [5]


  1. "Johan Froneman". Who's Who SA. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  2. "Justice Johan Froneman". Constitutional Court. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  3. "News on the judiciary" (PDF). Consultus. General Council of the Bar. 7 (1): 61. April 1994. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  4. Carlisle, Adrienne (16 October 2009). "Judge Froneman says 'never again' to human rights violations in SA". Grocott's Mail. Grahamstown. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  5. "Constitutional Court-Judges-Johan Froneman". Retrieved 10 May 2014.

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