Ngcobo is new chief justice

2009-10-01 15:28

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday named Sandile Ngcobo as South Africa's new chief justice.

Ngcobo steps into the shoes of Chief Justice Pius Langa who retires this month.
According to the Constitutional Court website, Ngcobo was born in Durban in 1953, graduated from the University of Zululand with a Bachelor of Law degree and studied towards an LLB at the University of Natal from 1983 to 1985.

He completed an orientation course on the United States legal system in Washington in 1985 before studying for an LLM at Harvard law school, where his focus was constitutional law, labour law, international legal process and international human rights.