Dikgang Moseneke

Liberated to Lead

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has recently retired, leaving an incredible legacy for young South Africans to follow.

Dikgang Moseneke
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Moseneke joined the Pan Africanist Congress at the age of 14 and was arrested and jailed in Robben Island a year later. While in prison, he completed a BA degree in English and political science, before completing his law degree through the University of South Africa.

He holds five honorary doctorates and also served as the Chancellor for the University of the Witwatersrand.

Moseneke's Moves

1961 - Joins the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) at the age of 14. The following year he was arrested because of his political activities and detained for 10 years where he met and befriended Nelson Mandela.

1976 - Moseneke began his legal career and two years later, was admitted as an attorney.

1990 - Became the PAC's deputy president when it was unbanned by the apartheid government.

1993 - Moseneke also served on the technical committee that drafted the Interim Constitution of 1993.

2013 - After a long and prosperous career which saw him become a judge in the Constitutional Court and appointed Deputy Chief Justice, Moseneke was appointed Acting Chief Justice.

I hope I'll be able to inspire young people to find their purpose. So it's time for young people to stand up and decide how to take Africa forward.

Dikgang Moseneke