Anna Marie

Senior Counsel 

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Anna-Marie de Vos SC is a practicing advocate with 33 years of experience. She obtained her LLB and LLM (Intellectual Property) at Unisa and joined the Pretoria Bar in 1985. She was granted silk in 1997 and appointed as a Judge on the North Gauteng High Court in 2001.

Anna-Marie decided to return to practice in 2006. She specializes in socio-economic and land rights litigation. She is the Director of Legal Advice Office for Women, an NGO assisting women in the Garden Route area with legal issues.

Anna-Marie was an applicant in the case of Du Toit v Minister of Welfare and Population Development 2003 (2) SA 198 (CC) in which she and her life partner successfully challenged the Child Care Act 74 of 1983 that did not provide for permanent same-sex life partners to jointly adopt children.

Selected cases litigated

• Dladla and Others v City of Johannesburg and Another 2018 (2) SA 327 (CC)
• Links v Department of Health, Northern Province 2016 (4) SA 414 (CC)
• De Lange v Methodist Church and Another 2016 (2) SA 1 (CC)
• Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development v X 2015 (1) SA 25 (SCA)
• Absa Bank Ltd V Mkhize and Two Similar Cases 2014 (5) SA 16 (SCA)
• Pezula Private Estate (Pty) Ltd v Metelerkamp And Another 2014 (5) SA 37 (SCA)
• Mcdonald v Young 2012 (3) SA 1 (SCA)
• Gundwana v Steko Development and Others 2011 (3) SA 608 (CC)
• Neethling v Oosthuizen 2009(5) SA 207 (C)
• Bitou Local Municipality v Timber Two Processions CC 2009(5) SA 376 (WCC)
• Polaris Capital (Pty) Ltd v Registrar Of Companies and Another 2009 (3) SA 207 (C)
• Shilubana and Others v Nwamitwa (Commission For Gender Equality as Amicus Curiae) 2007 (2) SA 432 (SCA)
• Fakie NO v CCII Systems (Pty) Ltd 2006(4) SA 326 SCA
• Van Aartsen v Van Aartsen 2006(4) SA 131(T)
• Van der Merwe v RAF 2006(3) SA 88(T)
• Hanekom v Builders Market Klerksdorp (Pty) Ltd 2006(1) SA 423(T)
• Centre for Child Law & Another v Minister of Home Affairs & Others 2005(6) SA 50 (T)
• De Faria v Sheriff, High Court, Witbank 2005(3) SA 372 (T)
• Khan v Khan 2005(2) SA 272 (T)
• Mbambo v Minister of Defence 2005(2) SA 226 (T)
• Laubscher v Laubscher 2004(4) SA 350 (T) overruled in 2006 (4) SA 326 (SCA)
• Ralewka v Minister of Safety and Security 2004(2) SA 342 (T)
• Krugel v Krugel 2003(6) SA 220 (T)
• Vogel v Crew and another 2003 (4) SA 509 (T)
• Thuketana v Health Professions Council of SA 2003(2) SA 628 (T)
• Thugwana v Padongelukkefonds 2003 (1) SA 310 (T)
• Alliance Cash & Carry (Pty) Ltd v Commission SA revenue services 2002 (1) SA 789 (T)
• Tiger Oats Ltd v Commissioner of SA revenue services 2002 (1) SA 146 (T)
• Valentino Globe BV v Phillips & Another 1998 (3) SA 775 (SCA)
• Van der Merwe v Bonaero Park (Edms) Beperk 1998 (1) SA 697 (T) and the on appeal 2000 (4) SA 329 (SCA)
• Davies and Others v Starlauro Spa & Another 1997 (4) SA 779 (T)
• Kellogg CO & Another v Bokomo Co-operation Ltd 1997 (2) SA 725 (C)
• Botha v Windsor 1996 (2) SA 75 (T)
• Incledon (Welkom) (Pty) Ltd v Qwaqwa Development Corporation Ltd 1990 (4) SA 798 (A)
• Ex Parte Lebowa Development Corporation Ltd 1989 (3) SA 71(T)
• S v Sithole 1988 (4) SA 177 (T)
• S v Swartz 1986 (3) SA 287 (T)