The South African Judicial Education Institute (SAJEI)

SAJEI was established in order to promote the independence, impartiality, dignity, accessibility and effectiveness of the courts through continuing judicial education as provided for in the South African Judicial Education Institute Act 14 of 2008. The Institute commenced with training in January 2012.


In accordance with the SAJEI Act, the Institute is led by a Council consisting of the following members:

  • Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng: Chairperson
  • Deputy Chief Justice R. Zondo: Deputy Chairperson
  • Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development: Hon. J. Jeffery
  • Judge of the Constitutional Court: Jafta C
  • Judicial Service Commission: Mr AJ Nyambi
  • President of the Supreme Court: Maya M
  • Judge President of the North West High Court: Leeuw M
  • Judge President of the Free State High Court: Musi C
  • Judge President of the Mpumalanga High Court: Legodi F
  • Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal: Dambuza N
  • Regional Court President, Western Cape: Mr B. Langa
  • Regional Magistrate: Mr D Mogotsi
  • Chief Magistrate, Mpumalanga: Ms T. Tonjeni
  • Chief Magistrate, Northern Cape: Mr O. Krieling
  • District Magistrate: Ms G. Tuck
  • Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal: Brand F
  • General Council of the Bar of South Africa: Advocate T Mafukidze
  • Law Society of South Africa: Mr N. Mvundlela
  • Executive Dean School of Law University of Fort Hare: Dr N. Lubisi
  • Executive Dean School of Law Nelson Mandela University: Prof A Govindjee
  • Prof L Teffo
  • Prof V Lawack
  • House of Traditional Leaders: Inkosi N Ngonyama


  • CEO SAJEI: Dr G. Moshoeu
  • DOJ&CD: Advocate JB Skhosana

In order to render effective and efficient oversight, the Council is supported by the following Committees:

  • Executive Committee
  • Curriculum Planning and Development Committee
  • Human Resource Committee
  • Budget and Finance Committee