oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Chief justice Melius de Villiers : a Cape Liberal with a Roman-Dutch heart

Volume 12 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Extracted from text ... CHIEF JUSTICE MELIUS DE VILLIERS: A CAPE LIBERAL WITH A ROMAN-DUTCH HEART* WG Schulze (University of South Africa)** 1 Introduction It is rare for two siblings to become judges. It is even more extraordinary if one of these two becomes Chief Justice. For both siblings to become Chief Justice is indeed a unique achievement. This has happened only once in South African legal history. The two brothers who had both reached the highest judicial office were Lord Henry and his younger brother Melius de Villiers.

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