Dikgang Moseneke

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The Honourable
Dikgang Moseneke
Chief Justice of South Africa
In office
4 November 2013 – 31 March 2014
Deputy Thembile Skweyiya (Acting)
Preceded by Mogoeng Mogoeng
(Chief Justice)
Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa
Assumed office
1 June 2005
Appointed by Thabo Mbeki
Chief Justice Pius Langa
Sandile Ngcobo
Mogoeng Mogoeng
Preceded by Pius Langa
Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Assumed office
29 November 2002
Appointed by Thabo Mbeki
Personal details
Born (1947-12-20) 20 December 1947 (age 67)
Pretoria, South Africa
Spouse(s) Kabo Moseneke
Children 3
Alma mater University of South Africa

Dikgang Ernest Moseneke (born 20 December 1947) is the Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa.[1] He was appointed to the bench in 2002 by Thabo Mbeki, and was elevated as Deputy Chief Justice in 2005 by Thabo Mbeki. In 2006, he succeeded Justice Richard Goldstone as Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand.[2][3] On 4 November 2013, Moseneke was appointed Acting Chief Justice during the long term leave of Mogoeng Mogoeng.[4]

During apartheid Moseneke had been a prisoner on Robben Island. While imprisoned he served on the disciplinary committee of the prisoners' self-governed association football body, Makana F.A..[5] While on Robben Island he obtained a BA in English and political science, as well as a B.Iuris degree. He later completed an LLB. All three degrees were conferred by the University of South Africa.


  1. ^ "Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke". Constitutional Court of South Africa. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  2. ^ IOL News, Dikgang Moseneke to be Wits chancellor, retrieved 28 December 2011
  3. ^ Jo'burg News, Moseneke takes on chancellor's mantle, retrieved 28 December 2011
  4. ^ "Moseneke to act as Chief Justic". SABC. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  5. ^ "Fifa gives Zuma his ref's certificate". SouthAfrica.info. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-11-03.