Justice Zac Yacoob

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Biographical information

Synopsis:

A former Advocate,  a former member of the Democratic Lawyers Association, Durban Detainees' Support Committee, Durban Housing Action Committee, NIC, UDF, ANC, served on the IEC, Society of Advocates of Natal, Chairperson of the South African Nati

First name: 
Justice
Last name: 
Yacoob
Date of birth: 
3 March 1948

Justice Zakeria “Zac” Mohammed Yacoob was born on 3 March 1948.  He became blind at 16 months because of meningitis. Yacoob attended Durban's Arthur Blaxall School for the Blind from 1956 to 1966. From 1967 to 1969 he studied for a BA and from 1970 to 1972, completed an LLB at the University College, Durban (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal), majoring in English and private law. He was involved with many clubs and societies at university and helped to organise activities and negotiations that culminated in the first elected students' representative council.


References:
• Concourt, Justice Zak Yacoob, from the Constitutional Court, [online] Available at www.constitutionalcourt.org.za  [Accessed on 17 May 2012]
• 
Zak Yacoob, from Whos Who Southern Africa, [online], Available at www.whoswhosa.co.za [Accessed on 17 May 2012]

Last updated : 29-May-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 24-May-2012

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