Dennis Davis
High Court of South Africa
Labour Appeals Court
University of Cape Town Faculty of Law

Judge Dennis Davis has a BCom LLB (cum laude) from University of Cape Town and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. 

He began teaching at University of Cape Town in 1977 and was appointed to a personal chair of Commercial Law, in 1989. Between 1991 and 1997 he was Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies of the University of the Witwatersrand. He held joint appointment at Wits and UCT 1995 – 1997. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1998 and as President of the Competition Appeal Court in 2000. In 2007 Davis was appointed a Judge to the Labour Appeals Court.  Since his appointment to the Bench, he has continued to teach constitutional law and tax law at UCT where he is an Hon. Professor of law.

Davis is a member of the Commission of Enquiry into Tax Structure of South Africa and was a Technical Advisor to the Constitutional Assembly where the negotiations for South Africa's interim and final constitutions were formulated and concluded. He hosted a TV programme, Future Imperfect, which was an award winning current affairs programme between 1993-1998.  He has published over one hundred articles in academic journals on a number of legal subjects including constitutional law, jurisprudence, tax, insurance law and criminology, and has co-written eight books.

"Social Rights, Social Citizenship, and Transformative Constitutionalism: A comparative assessment" (with G. Mundlak and P. Macklem) in Joanne Conaghan, Michael Fischl & Karl Klare, eds., Labour Law in an Era of Globalization (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002) 511.
Cachalia, Cheadle, Davis, Maduna & Marcus, Rights and the Constitution (1994; 2nd ed 1997, Jutas)
Davis, Dugard, Van Wyk & De Villiers, Rights and Constitutionalism (1994, Jutas)
Fine & Davis, Beyond Apartheid (1991, Pluto)