Fikile Bam

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Fikile Bam "obtained the degree of BA (Law) from the University of Cape Town (1960) as well as B Proc (1975) and LLB (1976) from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He was admitted as an advocate in 1978 and joined the Johannesburg Bar until his deportation to the Transkei, where he practised from 1980 to 1985. He was chairman of the Transkei Bar in 1984 and 1985, director of the Legal Resources Centre in Port Elizabeth in 1985 and became a member of IMSSA (Independent Mediation Services of South Africa) in 1987. He sat as an additional member of the Industrial Courts in both the Ciskei and the Transkei, becoming a member of the Eastern Cape Bar in 1992. He also sat as a commissioner of the Goldstone Commission during 1992 and 1993. He joined the Johannesburg legal firm of Deneys Reitz as a partner in 1994, specialising in constitutional law and was appointed judge-president of the Land Claims Court in 1995. Judge Bam is a board member of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, Project Literacy and the Trust for Educational Advancement in South Africa. He was awarded a LL.D by Rhodes University in 2001 and is currently Professor Extraordinary of Stellenbosch University." [1]

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  1. Directors, Centre for Development and Enterprise, accessed April 9, 2010.