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
  • Justice Christopher Jafta
  • Judicial Service Commission: Dr M. Motshekga
  • President of the Supreme Court: Maya M
  • Judge President of the Western Cape High Court: Hlophe JP
  • Judge of the Supreme Court: Majiedt JA
  • Judge of the Supreme Court: Dambuza JA
  • Regional Court President, Western Cape: Mr Bruce Langa
  • Regional Court President, Limpopo: Ms J. Wessels
  • Chief Magistrate, Pretoria: Ms Tule-Tu Tonjeni
  • Chief Magistrate, Northern Cape: Mr O. Krieling
  • Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal: Justice F. Brand
  • General Council of the Bar of South Africa: Advocate Tererai Mafukidze
  • Advocate N. Mvundlela
  • Executive Dean School of Law University of Kwazulu-Natal: Professor M. Reddi
  • South African Law Deans Association: Professor George Mpedi
  • House of Traditional Leaders: Inkosi Winston Mavundla


  • 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
  • Audit and Risk Committee