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Jody Kollapen

Justice Jody Kollapen is a Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He was appointed by Cyril Ramaphosa on 24 December 2021 and began his service on 1 January 2022. He has previously served as a judge of the Gauteng High Court, and as the commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission. Prior to joining the Commission in 1996, Kollapen practised as an attorney and was a member of Lawyers for Human Rights for five years. He coordinated the “release political prisoners” programme. He has worked on cases such as the Sharpeville Six, the Delmas Treason Trial and the failure of the Medical and Dental Council to enquire into the behaviour of the doctors who treated Steve Biko.