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Mr Mpopelele Bruce Gilbert Langa

Capacity: Magistrate
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: African
Further appointments: N/A

Key judgments:
(1) M v Chairperson of TNPA National Property Committee and Others [2018] Jol 40074 (WCC);
(2) Namib Mills (Pty) Ltd v Maingard (11540/16) [2017] ZAWCHC 165 (17 May 2017)

Candidate Bio:
Mr. Langa started out his career as a public prosecutor in the Department of Justice. He thereafter became an assistant magistrate, an additional magistrate, a regional magistrate and currently, he is a regional court president. He is currently a member of the Association of Regional Magistrates of South Africa (ARMSA) which he joined in 2005. Previously he was also a member of the Judicial Officers Association of South Africa (JOASA) and the Magistrates Association of South Africa.

He was first appointed as an acting judge in 2017 and has since served in different terms up to 2019, in the Western Cape Division of the High Court, Gauteng High Court and Mpumalanga High Court.

He holds a diploma Iuris (1981) from the University of the North and an LLB (2003) and LLM (2004) from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Mr Langa was also a member of ANC from 1998 to 2006, which membership he had to withdraw from upon appointment as a judicial officer.

April 2021 Interview: