Johannesburg - Tuesday, August 20 2019 will officially mark the end of an era as Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron retires after 25 years as a judge.
The court will hold a special sitting in honour of Justice Cameron at a formal sitting.
Cameron, who is openly gay and was one of the first public figures to disclose his HIV status, first graced the bench as an acting judge on 20 August 1994 until December of the same year.
The late president Nelson Mandela later appointed him permanently with effect from January 1 1995.
"Whilst on the High Court Bench, he also served as a Judge of the Labour Appeal Court for a few years. He was next appointed to the Supreme Court of Appeal by President Mbeki with effect from 1 January 2001. On 1 January 2009 he joined the Constitutional Court after being appointed by President Motlanthe. He served there for 10 years eight months," the Constitutional Court said in a statement.