Born: 20 November 1972, Phokeng, Rustenburg, North West



B Proc (1995) University of the North, Limpopo

LLB (1997) University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

LLM (1999) University of the Free State, Bloemfontein


Professional History

Law Researcher, Appellate Division (Justice PJJ Olivier JA): 1996

Articles of Clerkship, Naudes Attorneys, Bloemfontein: 1997-1999

Admitted as an Attorney: 1999

Enrolled as a Notary and Conveyancer: 2009

Professional Assistant, Naudes Attorneys: 1999-2000

Director, Naudes Attorneys 2000-2002

Director, Phatshoane Henny Inc (PHI), Bloemfontein, and

Chairperson of PHI Group of Associated Firms: 2002-May 2011

Acting Judge, Northern Cape High Court - 2010

Judge, Northern Cape Division of the High Court - 2011 to date

Acting Judge President, Northern Cape High Court: 03 June 2017- 17 July 2017; 01 September - 31 October 2019; and 01 February - 30 March 2021

Acting Deputy Judge President, Northern Cape High Court: 18 July -17 December 2017; 29 July 2019 - 31 October 2019; 01 August 2020 - 30 December 2020

Acting Judge Labour Court: During 2013 and 2015  

Acting Judge Labour Appeal Court: August 2016-May 2017

Acting Deputy Judge President Labour Courts: January 2018 - 15 December 2018; May 2020 – 15 December 2020

Acting Judge of Appeal; Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 April 2021 – 30 September 2021


Publications, Awards, Honours and other activities

Contributions to Chapter 6 and 7 (2001) (Butterworths: Employment Equity Law) “Racial, ethnic and national origin harassment” and “Reasonable accommodation of religion” 

Part-time arbitrator and conciliator - Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA):1999 - 2004; the Education Labour Relations Council; Public Health Welfare Sectoral Bargaining Council; and the South African Local Government Bargaining Council

Part-time Lecturer - Advanced Certificate in labour law; External Moderator for the senior certificate/diploma in Labour Law and an External Examiner for LLM students (Department of Constitutional Law) - University of the Free State: about 2006 - 2009

Lectured to candidate attorneys - School for Legal Practice of the Law Society of South Africa (Free State): about 2006 -2008

Recipient of Alumni “Extraordinary Achiever” award, Cum Laude: 2012, University of the Free State

A member of the National Judicial Case Flow Management Committee (JCFMC): 2014 to date

A member of the South African Chapter of International Association of Women Judges: 2014 to date and served in its executive committee as the Vice-President Programs: August 2012- August 2014

A member of Council of Sol Plaatje University (Kimberley):  28 June 2014 to date