Johan Froneman

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Johan Froneman
Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
In office
2009–2020
Nominated byJudicial Service Commission
Appointed byPresident Jacob Zuma
Deputy Judge President of the Labour Court
In office
1996–1999
Nominated byJudicial Service Commission
Appointed byPresident Nelson Mandela
Judge of the Eastern Cape High Court, Grahamstown
In office
1994–2009
Appointed byPresident F.W. de Klerk
Personal details
Born (1954-02-10) 10 February 1954 (age 66)
East London, Cape Province, South Africa
Alma materStellenbosch University
University of South Africa

Johan Coenraad Froneman (born 10 February 1953[1]) is a South African former judge who served as a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Froneman grew up in Cathcart and was educated at Grey College, Bloemfontein, Stellenbosch University and the University of South Africa. He obtained his law degree from the University of South Africa in 1977.[4] He did his military service with the Cape Field Artillery.[citation needed] He commenced practice as an advocate in 1980 and took silk in 1990.[3]

Judicial career[edit]

In 1994 Froneman was appointed as a judge of the Eastern Cape Provincial Division of the Supreme Court, 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.[3] In 2002 he served as an acting judge in the Supreme Court of Appeal.[4]

In October 2009 he was appointed to the Constitutional Court by President Jacob Zuma. He retired on 31 May 2020.[2][3]

Other positions[edit]

Froneman was an extraordinary professor in public law at the University of Stellenbosch from 2003 to 2008 and held visiting appointments at Harvard University and the University of Oxford during periods of judicial leave.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johan Froneman". Who's Who SA. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b Mabuza, Ernest (4 June 2020). "ConCourt judge Johan Froneman retires after 26 years on the bench". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Retirement of Justice Froneman" (PDF). Office of the Chief Justice of South Africa. 4 June 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Justice Johan Froneman". Constitutional Court of South Africa. Retrieved 6 June 2020.