Bernard Ngoepe’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

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22 October 1947

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Judge Bernard Makgabo Ngoepe (born 22 October 1947) is a South African Judge. He obtained a BJur from the University of the North and a LLB degree from Unisa. Ngoepe has previously served as an Acting judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

He was also the Chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa) until December 2016

In 2013, Judge Ngoepe was appointed as the first Tax Ombudsman of South Africa. In September 2016, the South African Treasury extended Judge Ngoepe’s term of office as the Tax Ombudsman for a further three years.

Other Positions Held

  • Tax Ombud of South Africa (first term 2013 to 2016) (extended for a second three year term in 2016)
  • Judge of the African Union’s African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights from 2006 to 2014
  • Chancellor, University of South Africa
  • Chairperson, Magistrates’ Commission
  • Member, United Nations Environment Programme Global Alliance of Judges on Environmental Law and participant in the United Nations Environment Programme Global Judges Programme Initiatives
  • Member, Court of Military Appeals
  • Chairperson, Military Legal Services Division Review Council
  • Military Appeals. Judge President, Transvaal Provincial Division of the High Court of South Africa
  • Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein
  • Member, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Amnesty Committee
  • Acting Judge, Constitutional Court of South Africa (1995)
  • Judge, Transvaal Provincial Division of the High Court of South Africa
  • Member, Technical Committee on Constitutional Issues (the Committee drafted the Constitution)
  • Senior Counsel, High Court of South Africa
  • Advocate, High Court of South Africa
  • Founding Member, Black Lawyers Association
  • Private Practice (1976–1983)

Publications and writings

  • Final report: Commission of Inquiry into the Ellis Park Stadium Soccer Disaster of 11 April 2001.(2002)

Awards

South African Human Rights Award