Zuma appoints eight women as judges

(iStock)
(iStock)

Johannesburg – Eight women have been appointed as judges to serve on various High and Labour Courts by President Jacob Zuma.

The president appointed 12 judges on Thursday to the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, North and South Gauteng High Courts and the Labour Court, the Presidency said in a statement.

Of the 12, eight were women.

The judges were appointed on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission.

The names of the candidates were sent to the Presidency following a gruelling interview process by a panel, which included Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema.

The High Court judges are:

- The Honourable Justice Zamani Mswazi Nhlangulela as Deputy Judge President of the Eastern Cape Local Division of the High Court, Mthatha;

- Martha Mbhele as Judge of the Free State Division of the High Court, Bloemfontein;

- Advocate Celeste Reinders as Judge of the Free State Division of the High Court, Bloemfontein;

- The Honourable Madam Justice Annali Christelle Basson from the Labour Court, as Judge of the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria;

- Nelisa Phiwokazi Mali as Judge of the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria;

- Advocate Raylene May Keightley as Judge of the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court;

- Lebogang Temperance Modiba as Judge of the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court;

- Thifhelimbu Phanuel Mudau as Judge of the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court; 

- Advocate Willem Hendrik Gabriel van der Linde SC as Judge of the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court;

- Mpho Catherine Mamosebo, Magistrate of Pretoria and Atteridgeville as Judge of the Northern Cape Division of the High Court, Kimberley.

For the labour courts, the president appointed Advocate Christina Prinsloo and Edwin Tshidiso Tlhotlhalemaje on the advice of the commission and National Economic Development and Labour Council.

All appointments are effective from January 1, 2016.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Who do you think is going to win the 2020 US election?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Biden is going to take it
46% - 6815 votes
It's four more years for Trump
54% - 7926 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
16.19
(+0.81)
ZAR/GBP
21.20
(+1.15)
ZAR/EUR
19.15
(+1.10)
ZAR/AUD
11.53
(+0.66)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(+1.01)
Gold
1903.91
(-0.91)
Silver
24.71
(-0.98)
Platinum
885.00
(+0.23)
Brent Crude
42.06
(-3.35)
Palladium
2382.50
(-0.08)
All Share
54796.42
(-0.99)
Top 40
50276.84
(-1.23)
Financial 15
10376.28
(+2.34)
Industrial 25
74130.97
(-0.60)
Resource 10
52819.20
(-2.99)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo