Alumni - Justice Bess Nkabinde

Alumni award

Justice Bess Nkabinde-Mmono: inspirational leader lights the way for women

Justice Bess Nkabinde-Mmono has been a Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa since January 2006. She is a woman with strong principles who is dedicated to the upliftment of women in South Africa.

She was admitted as an advocate in 1988 in Bophuthatswana. After serving her pupillage at the Johannesburg Bar in 1989, she was admitted as an advocate in Pretoria. She joined the North West Bar in 1990, where she practised in the areas of civil litigation, commercial law, matrimonial law and criminal law.

She began her judicial career as Acting Judge of the High Court, Bophuthatswana Provincial Division, in 1999 and became a permanent Judge of that court in November that year.

She obtained an LLB from the University of the North West in 1986.