Constitutional Court Justice Johan Froneman retires

June 11th, 2020

By Kgomotso Ramotsho

Constitutional Court Judge, Johan Froneman has retired after a 26-year judicial career. In a statement released by the Office of the Chief Justice it stated that Justice Froneman’s term as a judge ended on 31 May. The statement described Justice Froneman as a person who was respected by his colleagues and legal practitioners. The statement stated that Justice Froneman was born and raised in the Eastern Cape and after matriculating from Grey College in Bloemfontein, he obtained a Bachelors’ degree from Stellenbosch University. Justice Froneman later graduated with an LLB degree from the University of South Africa.

In 1994, Justice Froneman served as a judge of the Eastern Cape Division of the High Courts, two years later he was appointed as Deputy Judge President of the Labour and Labour Appeal Court, a position he held until 1999. He was appointed a justice of the Constitutional Court in 2009. Among other things, the statement stated that Justice Froneman has given a number of public lectures and talks at academic and professional conferences. He has also published many articles that have featured in academic and professional journals.

The statement pointed out that as a judge, Justice Froneman is one of the pioneers who made their mark quite early in crafting the constitutional jurisprudence of South Africa (SA). The statement added that he cemented his role in developing SA’s constitutional jurisprudence when he became a justice of the Constitutional Court. The statement pointed out that Justice Froneman was a pillar of strength at the Constitutional Court. Justice Froneman is to enjoy his well-deserved rest – in the hope that he will rest – at his home in Grahamstown.

Kgomotso Ramotsho Cert Journ (Boston) Cert Photography (Vega) is the news reporter at De Rebus.

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