Gender Equity on South African Courts?

South African Women Lawyers Association President, Noxolo Maduba, welcomed the news that of the 23 candidates who will be interviewed in Cape Town in early April for 11 judicial vacancies on various courts, 14 are women.  This follows concern last year over the fact that of the four candidates submitted to the president to replace a retiring justice on the Constitutional Court Bench, none was female, despite a constitutional mandate that requires judicial appointments to reflect the country’s racial and gender composition.  For more on the topic, click here.

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