Total number of female magistrates now at 48%, says deputy justice minister
Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development John Jeffery says the total number of female magistrates is now at 48% with a move by Justice Minister Ronald Lamola, who has appointed 207 new magistrates, among them 105 women.
Jeffery says the ministry is striving toward both race and gender transformation to ensure that the magistracy is more reflective of the demographics in South Africa.
There are a number of women in leadership positions, so of the regional court presidents there is one for each province, five are men, four are women... so it is something we are striving for.John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development
The appointments will take effect from the 1st of February, the magistrates have to go for a month's training and then they are sitting on their benches in their courts from the 1st of March.John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development
Women are over half the population of South Africa, the magistracy and the judiciary need to reflect that.John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development
Click on the link below to hear the full conversation...
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in an address to the nation that SA will move down to Level 3 lockdown from 1 June.Read More
The President has delivered a lockdown update - listen to his explanation of the move to Level 3 from 1 June.Read More
A survey by teacher unions shows that 92% of SA's schools are not ready and safe to re-open says Natu's Cynthia Barnes.Read More
Presidency says he will tackle developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19.Read More
A video shot in the Western Cape shows an officer dragging a mask-wearing woman to a police van, apparently during exercise hours.Read More
Economist Xhanti Payi bemoans how red tape impacts the informal economy.Read More
Agricultural economist Andrew Makenete and Scoa's Sfiso Buthelezi reflect on the bank's request of R22 billion from Treasury.Read More
Different political party leaders as well as a church leader reflect on the meeting held with the president.Read More
Naptosa president Basil Manuel and DBE director-general Mathanzima Mweli weigh in on the phased reopening of schools.Read More
#UnResolved investigates the murder of anti-apartheid activist Mxenge and how his killers were granted amnesty by the TRC.Read More