Judge Khayelihle Kenneth Mthiyane

Judge Khayelihle Kenneth Mthiyane

Never one to rest on his laurels, Judge Khayelihle Kenneth Mthiyane recently took up the position of Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into the remuneration of teachers and other civil servants. Judge Mthiyane retired from his position as Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, one of the top four senior positions of the judiciary, in September last year and took up his new role in November. In addition to looking at the issue of pay the Commission is also mandated to investigate matters relating to the recruitment, appointment and promotion policies and practices in the public service, something of particular relevance given the recent  ‘jobs for sale’ scandal that rocked the education sector.

This position is another feather in the cap of Judge Mthiyane, whose career has seen him fighting for the rights of South Africa’s disempowered for the past four decades.

Click here to find out more about the impressive life and work of 2015 eThekwini Living Legend, Judge Khayelihle Kenneth Mthiyane.