Zuma appoints six new female judges

By Drum Digital
01 December 2013

President Jacob Zuma has appointed six new female judges to the High Court on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission. This comes after calls on the President to appoint mostly female judges. They are as follows:

- Advocate Igna Tersia Stretch as a judge of the Eastern Cape High Court in Bisho, with effect from 2 December 2013.

- Ms Segopotje Sheila Mphahlele as a judge of the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, with effect from 2 December 2013.

- Advocate Maria Mabel Jansen as a judge of the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, with effect from 2 December.

- Advocate Nicoline Janse van Niewenhuizen as a judge of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, with effect from 2 December.

- Ms Somaganthie Naidoo as a judge of the Free State High Court in Bloemfontein, with effect from 1 January 2014

- Ms Nolwazi Penelope Boqwana as a judge of the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town, with effect from 2 December 2013

The President also appointed Advocate Albertus Johannes Bam as a judge of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, with effect from 2 December 2013.

In addition to the new judges, the President also appointed Mr Justice Pule Lazarus Tlaletsi, a judge of the Northern Cape High Court, as Deputy Judge President of the Labour Court, with effect from 2 December, and appointed Ms Sungaree Pather as a member of the Electoral Court for a period of four years, with effect from 2 December 2013.

-SAPA

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