>>> Judge Bernard Makgabo Ngoepe
Office of the Tax Ombud
Judge Bernard Ngoepe has a stellar record for his participation in and contributions to human rights and the rule of law in South Africa and abroad. As Judge President of the High Court of South Africa, and of the North and South Gauteng High Courts, the Judge has heard and decided seminal cases, including business and tax matters, and was responsible for assigning judges to the Tax Courts.
Judge Ngoepe has been a member of many landmark democracy-building fora such as the Amnesty Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Court of Military Appeals and the Judicial Services Commission, amongst others.
He has been awarded the following accolades: honorary captain of the South African Navy, honorary professor at the University of Limpopo, and he holds three honorary Doctor of Laws degrees. He has also received many leadership and human rights awards.