Justice S.K. Date-Bah, Chairperson of the Executive Council of the Africa Digital Rights’ Hub.
Justice Samuel Kofi Date-Bah is also currently Chairman of the Electronic Communication Tribunal and Chairman of the Law Reform Commission. He was a member of the Supreme Court of Ghana from 2003 to 2013. Prior to that he served as a Special Adviser (Legal) at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London from 1984 till 2003. He had earlier been a law Professor at the Universities of Ghana, Nairobi and Calabar (Nigeria), with visiting appointments at Lincoln College, Oxford and the Yale Law School. He was educated at the University of Ghana (LL.B, (first class honours) 1965), the Yale Law School (LL.M, 1967) and the London School of Economics (Ph.D, 1969). He was called to the Ghana Bar in 1969. He was elected a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000. He is also a member of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law and was a member of the UNIDROIT Working Group which formulated the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts. He has published extensively on Ghanaian law and international commercial law. His latest book is entitled: Reflections on the Supreme Court of Ghana (2015). After retiring from the bench, he continued to be Chairman of the Ghana Law Reform Commission and the Data Protection Commission of Ghana till January 2017. He Chaired the National Data Protection Conferences held in Accra in 2016 and 2017. He was re-appointed Chairman of the Law Reform Commission in 2017 He was decorated with the Order of the Volta in 2015.
Adv Collen Weapond
Johannes Collen Weapond is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. His areas of specialization include information technology, risk management, forensic investigation, compliance management, business management as well as law with a specialization in the law of contracts.
Amongst other Johannes hold the following qualifications, a B. Iuris, LLB (UNISA), B.Com (Honours IT) (UCT), B. Tech in Policing (TUT), Diploma in Education III (RCE), Diploma in Compliance Management (UJ), Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Forensics (Coursework) (UCT), Certificate in Fraud Examination (Cum Laude) (UP), Certificate in Policing (TUT), Masters in Business Systems (Coursework Completed).
Johannes is currently serving as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Office of the Premier in the Eastern Cape and Chairperson of the Risk Management Committee of the Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, the Limpopo Provincial Audit Committee, Freestate Provincial Audit Committee, Wholesale and Retail SETA, Freestate Department of Education.
He is also a member of the Council of the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) and the Chairperson of the Strategy Subcommittee. He was appointed as the Independent Expert for Legal and ICT at the Quality Council for Trade and Occupation (QCTO).
Furthermore, Johannes served as a Non-Executive Director (Member of the Board) of the National Lotteries Commission and as the Chairperson of Risk Management Committee, Legal, Request for Proposal Subcommittee and Ad hoc Legal Subcommittees of the Board. He also served as a member of the Cybersecurity Advisory Council of South Africa, a member of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) and a member of the Appeals Committee of Council. Lastly, Johannes also served as a Non-Executive Director and Coordinator of the Audit Function at Brakpan Bus Company (BBC), member of the Audit
Committee of the National Department of Human Settlements, member of Council of the Forestry Advisory Council, member of Council of the Heraldry Council.