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Pius Langa

Pius Nkonzo Langa

Former Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa


Born 25-03-1939 in Bushbuckridge

Deceased 24-07-2013 (74 years old) in Johannesburg

Pius Langa is the former Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa. He was admitted as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa in June 1977. He served as Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Chair of the Henk van Andel Bursary Trust. Langa once worked in a Shirt factory from 1957 to 1960.


Business Address

33 Hoofd St, Braampark, Bloemfontein, 2017


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Previous Position(s)




Honorary Professor | Department of Procedural and Clinical Law | University of KwaZulu-Natal
Kwazulu Natal | 1998

Academia, Education and Training


Deputy President | The Constitutional Court of South Africa
Johannesburg | November 1997 - 2001

Law Practice and Legal Services



Senior Counsel | Natal Bar
Durban | January 1994

Law Practice and Legal Services



Magistrate | Department of Justice | Government of South Africa
Ndwedwe | 1975 - 1977

Government, Public Administration and Defence










Distinguished Visiting Professor | Southern Methodist University
Dallas, South Africa

Academia, Education and Training

Educational history

Tertiary

National University of Ireland

Doctor of Laws degree - Honoris Causa

North Eastern University

Doctor of the Public Service - Honoris Causa

University of South Africa

Completed 1973

B. Iuris

University of Zululand

Awarded in 1997

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of South Africa

Completed 1976

Bachelor of Law

University of Cape Town

Awarded in 2001

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of the Western Cape

Awarded in 2001

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Rhodes University

Awarded in 2008

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of South Africa

Doctor of Laws degree - Honoris Causa

Yale University

Doctor of Laws degree - Honoris Causa

Achievements

Awards

2008 he was honoured with the eThekwini Living Legends award | 2008

Sydney and Felicia Kentridge Award for Service to Justice | 2006

Peter Gruber Foundation's Justice Prize | 2004

Black Lawyers Association Award for the Advancement of Justice and Human Rights

Order of the Baobab in Gold | 2008

Exceptional service in law, constitutional jurisprudence and human rights

Honorary LLD's | University of the Western Cape

International Service Award of the Judicial Council of National Bar Association

Activities

Memberships

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Member

National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL)

Founding Member & President, 1988 - 1994

Steering Committee

Member, 1987 - 1988

Human Rights Commission

Commissioner

South African Legal Defence Fund

Founding member

Legal Resources Trust

Trustee

Centre for Applied Legal Studies

Trustee

Democratic Lawyers Association

Member

Fundani Trust

Trustee

Clermont Women's Organisation

Trustee

Commission Inquiry: Meiring Report

Member

Commission of Inquiry into unrest in Prisons

Member

Constitutional Committee of the African National Congress

Member

Release Mandela Committee (Natal)

Founder Member

United Democratic Front

Member

University of Natal's Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Board Member

Centre for Development Studies

Trustee

Community Legal Services Unit

Trustee

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