On Wednesday, the honour was bestowed on the Kenhardt native, born in December 1960 in the Northern Cape.
Justice Majiedt matriculated at the William Pescod High School in Kimberley in 1978 and started studying at UWC in 1979, obtaining his BA (Law) degree in 1981. He completed his LLB degree in 1983.
Justice Majiedt began his work as an advocate at the Cape Bar in 1984. He recalled that he had the privilege and honour to practise at the Cape Bar with the doyen of human rights lawyers - Dullah Omar - Omar’s chambers being only two doors away from Justice Majiedt’s, when he started out.
As one of the first trustees of the then Community Law Centre at UWC, Justice Majiedt later proposed Omar to serve as director of the centre, which now carries his name.