Nonkosi Mhlantla

Nonkosi Zoliswa Mhlantla (born 2 May 1964 in Port Elizabeth) is a judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.[1][2][3]

Nonkosi Mhlantla
Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Assumed office
1 December 2015
Nominated byJudicial Service Commission
Appointed byPresident Jacob Zuma
Preceded byThembile Skweyiya
Acting Judge of the Constitutional Court
In office
January 2013  December 2013
Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal
In office
2008–2015
Appointed byPresident Thabo Mbeki
Judge of the Eastern Cape High Court
In office
2002–2008
Appointed byPresident Thabo Mbeki
Personal details
Born (1964-05-02) 2 May 1964
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Alma materUniversity of Limpopo

Early life

Mhlantla was born in Port Elizabeth in 1964 and graduated with a B.Proc from the University of Limpopo.[4]

After working as an attorney for twelve years, she was appointed as a judge of the Eastern Cape High Court in 2002.[4] Six years later, she was elevated to the SCA. During 2013, she was an acting judge on the Constitutional Court for four full terms.

Constitutional Court appointment

In November 2015, Mhlantla was permanently appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa.[2] The appointment of a woman was widely expected, after extensive criticism of the slow pace of gender transformation in the judiciary.[4] Mhlantla replaced the late Thembile Skweyiya, who had retired over 18 months prior. This delay in finding a replacement was repeatedly criticised.[4][5][6][7][8]

References

  1. Nonkosi, Mhlantla. "Constitutional Court application" (PDF).
  2. "Nonkosi Mhlantla appointed to Constitutional Court". African Legal Centre. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  3. "Nonkosi Mhlantla | Who's Who SA". whoswho.co.za. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  4. "Editorial | Approaching the bench: the four candidates for the vacant Constitutional Court seat". African Legal Centre. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  5. Boonzaier, Leo. "Acting up? The JSC and temporary appointments to the Constitutional Court". African Legal Centre. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  6. Thamm, Marianne. "Constitutional Court: JSC moves to fill vacancy after legal action threat". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  7. "Constitutional Court 2015: Term 3 preview". African Legal Centre. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  8. "Constitutional Court 2015: Term 4 preview". African Legal Centre. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
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