One of seven female researchers appointed at the inception of the Constitutional Court in 1995, Judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane clerked for Justice Yvonne Mokgoro.
When appointed to the Gauteng Bench in 2010, she became the first person from the Constitutional Court’s law researcher programme to be appointed to the judiciary. It would be a landmark moment if she were to be the first member of that Constitutional Court cohort of clerks to be appointed to the country’s apex court.
Kathree-Setiloane acted at the Constitutional Court from July to December 2017. Kathree-Setiloane has acted at the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Labour Appeal Court, and the Competition Appeal Court.
She obtained a BA and LLB from the then-University of Natal in 1991 and an LLM from Georgetown University in the United States in 1993. After which, her career has seen her work as in-house counsel at the Legal Resource Centre’s Constitutional Litigation Unit, an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar (1997-2006) and as a lecturer at the University of the Western Cape and the University of Maryland Law School in the United States.
She is currently a board member of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and the Institute of Directors Southern Africa.