JUDGES MATTER: The leading female candidates in the running for the next Chief Justice

The appointment of a woman as Chief Justice is a prospect that ought to be taken very seriously. SA has never had a woman Chief Justice, and section 174(2) of the Constitution specifically requires that ‘[t]he need for the judiciary to reflect broadly the racial and gender composition of South Africa’ has to be considered when judges are appointed....

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Published By: dailymaverick - Monday, 19 October