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Advocate December 2008, Vol 21, No 2. Our cover: Outgoing President of the Supreme Court of Appeal. Craig Howie. Photograph by David Rabinowitz


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Frank Snyckers (deputy chair)
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Richard Brooks
Alfred Cockrell
Susannah Cowen
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North West: John Stander
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