Henry Juta

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The Right Honourable Sir
Henry Herbert Juta
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Judge of the Appellate Division of South Africa
In office
Prime Minister Jan Smuts
Judge President of the Cape Provincial Division
In office
Speaker of the Cape House of Assembly
In office
Prime Minister Gordon Sprigg
Personal details
Born 1857
Cape Town
Died 1930
Nationality South African

Sir Henry Herbert Juta (1857 - 1930) served as Speaker of the Cape House of Assembly, Judge President of the Cape Provincial Division and judge of the South African Appellate Division.[1]

He also served as MLA for Oudtshoorn (1893-98), and briefly in 1894 as Attorney General for the second government of Prime Minister Cecil Rhodes. He was knighted in the 1897 Diamond Jubilee Honours.[2]


He was a nephew of Karl Marx and the son of Jan Carel and Louise Juta, who together founded the publishing house Juta and Company[3].


  1. ^ Zimmermann, Reinhard; Visser, Daniel (1996). Southern Cross: Civil Law and Common Law in South Africa. Cape Town: Juta. 
  2. ^ Who Was Who Volume III (1929-1940). Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781408193372. 
  3. ^ Juta Publishing into the Nienties. 1853–1990. 137 Years of publishing. Kapstadt 1990 (mit Bildern von J. C. Juta und Louise Juta).