Judge President Bernard Ngoepe

Chair of Appeals

Formerly of North and South Gauteng High Court


Dr Lindsay Clowes
Associate Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Programme and a Deputy Dean of Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Arts, University of the Western Cape.

Neville Woudberg
Edited the Evening Post and Weekend Post in Port Elizabeth for 21 years before retiring as the longest serving editor of a daily newspaper in South Africa.

Philip van der Merwe
Former journalist who turned lawyer, practising as an attorney as well as an advocate. He later edited the SA Attorneys' journal, De Rebus, for 22 years and is now the Editor of Advocate, the SA Bar Journal..

Peter Mann
CEO of one of the largest PR consultancies in the country. Spent more than 15 years as a journalist.

Brian Gibson
A former journalist who moved into public relations and has specialised in issues management for over 20 years.

Carol Mohlala
Campaigner for ethical journalism, who has worked for Media Monitoring Africa and SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition.

Ntsikelelo Sandi  
Advocate admitted in 1996 and has been in private practice since 2001.

Dr Mpho Chaka  
Deputy Dean responsible for Community engagement and stakeholder relations and Director of School of Communication at the North West University. Has headed up the Department of Journalism at the Tshwane University of Technology.

Roy Mnisi
Executive Director of Master Builders South Africa. Attorney of the High Court of South Africa with more than ten years post admission experience.

Pria Chetty
Heads up the regional legal and policy advisory teams at EndCode. Pria has over 13 years' experience as a technology law and policy advisor to public and private sector organisations, developing country governments and international organisations.



Mahmood Sanglay
Association of Independent Publishers
Director of Muslim Views, published in Cape Town. Also president of AIP, a body that looks after the interests of small, independent and grassroots media.

Fanie Groenewald
Forum of Community Journalists.
Taught journalism at the Tshwane University of Technology from 1995 until June 2012 when he retired.

Susan Smuts
Print media
Legal editor of the Sunday Times and editor of the Sunday Times Zimbabwe edition.

Henry Jeffreys
Print media
Former editor-in-chief of Die Burger and more recently of New Age.

Franz Krüger
Senior lecturer in the postgraduate journalism programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, specialising in radio, ethics and sub-editing.

Judy Sandison
Online Media
Manager and editor. Helped develop SABC's national and continental innovation in new media.
Robin Parker
Online Media
Manager and editor with extensive international experience and who continues to strive to embrace new media developments.
Tshamano Makhadi
Multi-award winning journalist with 19 years of practice in the media and arts industry. His vast TV work includes news reporting, documentary filming and producing of feature and magazine programmes, script-writing as well as video editing.