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Advocate Ntombizanele Elizabeth Ndlokovane

Capacity: Advocate
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: African
Further appointments: N/A

Key judgments:
(1) R v Blazecor 116 CC And Another [2017] ZANCHC 40 (26 May 2017) ;
(2) State v Pieterse, Unreported Judgment, Case No. Ks15/17 (Northern Cape High Court, Kimberley)
(3) C v Motrade 40 (Pty) Limited And Others, Unreported Judgment, Case No. 2069/2017 (Mpumalanga High Court, Mbombela)

Candidate Bio:
Advocate Ndlovokane has had a meaningful career, from being a prosecutor to being a researcher, to working with the United Nations as a Child Protection Specialist. She joined the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in 2012 and serves as the Chairperson of the Appeal Tribunal of the Compensation Fund under the Department of Labour.

She regards some of her most significant contributions to the law and justice in South Africa to be when she provided financial and technical support in the development of guidelines for the Child Justice Act and roll-out of training to Probation Officers. Alongside mentoring pupils undertaking their pupillage programme in Polokwane and Johannesburg bars and providing financial and technical support in the roll-out of Thuthuzela Care Centres while working for the UN.

She is a member of the South African Women Legal Association where she was a member of the GP Working Group, the Advocates for Transformation (AFT) and she is a friend of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).

She was first appointed as an acting judge in 2016 and has since been appointed throughout the years in Limpopo, Northern Cape, and the Mpumalanga high court divisions.

She holds a B.Iuris (1996) and LLB (2003) from the University of the Western Cape, an LLM from the University of South Africa, and an Advanced Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) and the University of Pretoria.

April 2021 Interview: