First admitted as an attorney: 1996
Date of Birth: 29 December 1961
- BusaMed Healthcare (Pty) Ltd v M du Plessis can der Nest SC NO (Case No: 72746/2019) ZAGPPHC (25 June 2020)
- Land and Agricultural Development Bank of SA v Balaam (Case NO: 76814/2017) ZAGPPHC (26 June 2020)
Mbombela attorney Vusumuzi Ngobe kaNkosi’s nearly 40-year career started as a clerk for the apartheid-era self-governing KaNgwane Government, later becoming an administrative clerk at the Rob Ferreira Hospital while pursuing his studies. He trained as a candidate attorney at prestigious Pretoria law firm Rooth & Wessels, later becoming a State Attorney and, from 1997, an attorney in private practice at his own firm Ngobe-Nkosi Attorneys Inc.
Ngobe kaNkosi has served as an acting commissioner on the CCMA, a member of various industry bargaining councils, and a commissioner on the Small Claims Court for 15 years. He was also a part-time law tutor at Unisa and the Tshwane University of Technology. Ngobe kaNkosi holds a BIuris degree from the University of Zululand, an LLB from Wits University, an LLB from the University of Pretoria, a diploma in Finance & Accounting and is currently enrolled for a law doctorate at Unisa.
Ngobe kaNkosi has acted as a judge on the Labour Court and the Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng High Courts.
April 2021 Interview:
April 2021 Interview Synopsis:
Running for only 25 minutes, attorney Vusumuzi Ngobe kaNkosi’s interview was relatively short as far as JSC interviews go. That could probably be because there were very few substantive legal issues that the JSC could go over with him. With no written judgments at the time of his interview, despite having acted at five different courts over the span of 8 years, Ngobe kaNkosi’s candidacy seemed to be doomed for failure straight from the onset. However, Judge President Basheer Waglay commended Ngobe kaNkosi’s breadth of experience as an attorney but was concerned by the paucity of his written judgments – a point which fellow Judge President Dunstan Mlambo also raised as a concern. Justice Minister Ronald Lamola put up a valiant effort in trying to rescue Ngobe kaNkosi’s interview by referring to their longstanding relationship as attorneys in Mpumalanga, and the candidate’s doctoral studies but this was too little too late. Ngobe kaNkosi was not recommended for appointment, which surprised no one.