Retired Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo – President
Retired Chief Justice Ngcobo received an LLM degree from Harvard Law School concentrating on constitutional law and international human rights. He was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a Harvard Law School Human Rights Fellowship. Retired Chief Justice Ngcobo gained extensive experience in the legal profession, both in South Africa and internationally, before being appointed to the Constitutional Court in 1999. In 2009 he was appointed as Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, a post he held until his retirement. Since his retirement he has chaired many Commissions and Panels and served as Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of Namibia at the request of the President of the Republic of Namibia. Chief Justice Ngcobo was recently appointed as Chairperson of the Covid Vaccines Adverse Effects Fund. He is also known as a campaigner of judicial reform and piloted many judicial reform projects.