|Chief Justice of South Africa|
12 October 2009 – 12 August 2011
|Appointed by||President Jacob Zuma|
|Preceded by||Pius Langa|
|Succeeded by||Mogoeng Mogoeng|
|Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa|
1999 – 12 August 2011
|Appointed by||President Nelson Mandela|
|Born||1 March 1953|
Durban, South Africa
|Children||Nokwanda; Ayanda; Manqoba Ngcobo|
|Alma mater||University of Zululand,|
University of Natal,
Harvard Law School
|Profession||Lawyer; Retired Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa|
In 2017, the Southern African Public Law journal published a special issue in volume 32 of the journal under the title: "Twenty-First Century Constitutional Jurisprudence of South Africa: the Contribution of Former Chief Justice S. Sandile Ngcobo" in which academics, judges and practitioners examined Justice Ngcobo's jurisprudence during his tenure at the bench. The special issue was edited by Professor Ntombizozuko Dyani-Mhango, a former clerk of the Justice Ngcobo. See,
Justice Ngcobo received a Fulbright scholarship and he holds an LLM degree from Harvard Law School, where he is a visiting professor of law. He is also a visiting professor of law at Columbia Law School and an adjunct professor of law at Cornell Law School.
Ngcobo was made an honorary professor of law by the University of Cape Town.
- "Justice Sandile Ngcobo". Constitutional Court of South Africa. Retrieved 9 November 2008.
- "Twenty-first Century Constitutional Jurisprudence of South Africa: The Contribution of Former Chief Justice S. Sandile Ngcobo". South African Public Law. 32 (1&2). 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
- "Zuma looks to Ngcobo as new chief justice". Mail & Guardian. 6 August 2009.
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