Justice Edwin Cameron stepped down from the Constitutional Court today (20 August 2019).
Justice Cameron has been a judge for 25 years, and before that he worked as a human rights lawyer in the apartheid era, also defending ANC members.
In 1999, he revealed that he was HIV positive and fought for HIV/AIDS and gay-rights activism. He has written an annual World AIDS Day message for Exit for the last decade.
In his first book, Witness to AIDS, he talks about his struggle with the illness.
Cameron was appointed to the Constitutional Court in 2008 by then acting president Kgalema Motlanthe and served in the role for 10 years and eight months.
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