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SAC-IAWJ TAKES 3 OUT OF 5 [2019]

The JSC recommended 5 candidates for appointment to the appeal court including 3 SAC-IAWJ members. Follow this link to read the full newsflash.
May 2019


SAC-IAWJ 14th Annual Conference & AGM, August  09-11 Aug 2018

Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South Africa 

The South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges in partnership with the Sol Plaatje University and the University of Free State’s Faculty of Law hosts the SAC-IAWJ 14th Annual Conference and AGM from 9-11 August 2018.

The conference theme is “Women Breaking Barriers and Crossing Bridges towards Achieving 2030 Sustainable development Goals (SDG)".

Follow this link to download the invitation & registration form.

 

 


“Let’s wrap the wide arms of the law around those who need it”

Deputy Chief Justice Zondo and President of the Supreme Court of Appeal Justice Maya, surrounded by members and delegates attending the 13th Conference of the South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) held on 11th to 13th August 2017 at the Ranch Protea Hotel in Polokwane, South Africa.

In response to the conference theme “Let’s wrap the wide arms of the law around those who need it”, members and delegates attending the 13th Conference of the South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) and partnering Universities, the University of Limpopo and University of Venda brought together one of the largest, high ranking gathering of members of the judiciary, academia and the justice ministry to the same platform.

 

 

 

The SAC-IAWJ celebrates the appointment of its founding members as President of the Supreme Court of Appeal and Justice of the Constitutional Court

A victory for the SAC-IAWJ, its founding member Justice Mandisa Maya is the first woman in the history of our country to to fill such an esteemed position in the South African judiciary as President of the Supreme Court of Appeal. The celebrations continue as Justice Leona Theron also a founding member of the SAC-IAWJ is appointed to the highest court in the land – The Constitutional Court.

The South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) proudly congratulates Justice Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya on being appointed in the position of the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal. We also proudly acknowledge and congratulate Justice Leona Theron on her appointment to the Constitutional Court of our country. Justice Maya and Justice Theron are leaders of high esteem. They have come a long way contributing to the capacity and advancement of competent women in the judiciary to construct a genuine democracy that we are striving towards. Since Justice Maya’s acting as President of the Supreme Court of Appeal she has given women equal opportunity to act in the Supreme Court of Appeal to capacitate them for the future. Both Justices stand out as icons for women everywhere: in the judiciary, in South Africa and on the world stage. We fully support them and look forward to strengthening the qualitative participation of women leadership in the judiciary.

Dated: 21 July 2017


SAC-IAWJ 13th Annual Conference & AGM,
August  11-13, 2017

Protea Hotel Ranch Resort, Polokwane, South Africa 

The South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges together with the University of Limpopo and the University of Venda is proud to host the SAC-IAWJ 13th Annual AGM and Conference

Conference theme:
“Let’s wrap the wide arms of the Law around those who need it.”

Follow this link to download the registration form.



FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE SAC-IAWJ NOMINATED FOR POSITION OF PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL

The South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) proudly congratulates Justice Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya on being nominated by the President of the Republic of South Africa for the position of the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal. We proudly acknowledge that Justice Maya, a founding member of our organisation, is the first woman in the history of our country to be nominated to fill such an esteemed position in the South African judiciary.  

Justice Maya is a leader of high esteem. She has come a long way contributing to the capacity and advancement of competent women in the judiciary to construct a genuine democracy that we are striving towards. Since her appointment as Acting President of the Supreme Court of Appeal she has given women equal opportunity to act in the Supreme Court of Appeal to capacitate them for the future. Justice Maya stands out as an icon for women everywhere: in the judiciary, in South Africa and in the world.

We fully support her and look forward to strengthening the qualitative participation of women leadership in the judiciary.
- 14 Mar 2017


CELEBRATING WOMEN IN THE JUDICIARY IN WOMEN’S MONTH

The South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) celebrated the achievements of Women in the Judiciary by honouring the above Madame Justices at the Gala Dinner on 12 August 2016 at the opening of its 12th Annual Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

The SAC-IAWJ platform has served to strengthen the qualitative participation of women in the judiciary. Remarkable advances have been achieved in transforming the judiciary and society at large. Huge strides have been made in appointing competent women.

Five members of the SAC-IAWJ have been elevated to leadership positions including Deputy Judge President Mokgohloa of the Limpopo Province and Justice Mandisa Maya was appointed Deputy Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeal.  

Women judges continue to contribute and shape the progressive jurisprudence in South Africa.


Media Statement

We note with concern the recent reports in the media regarding communication between a sitting Judge in the Gauteng Division and a certain journalist, Ms Gillian Schutte.

13 May 2016

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Reasons to Celebrate

The SAC-IAWJ is proud to announce that its’ founding member and former President, Judge Connie Mocumie is recommended for appointment to one of the highest courts in the land as Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeal.

We are further delighted that Judge Patricia Goliath, our former executive member has been recommended for appointment to the post of Deputy Judge President of the Western Cape High Court.

These appointments have huge significance for us in the Chapter as well as for all women in the judiciary and in our country. We celebrate our members’ achievements and welcome the advancement of competent women in the Judiciary. Congratulations to both Judge Mocumie and Judge Goliath, you make us proud.

April 2016


Conference of Women Judges in Africa

The South Africa Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) hosted an Africa regional conference titled: “Beyond words, beyond 2015: embracing the discourse of legal implementation to realize Planet 50-50” from 7 to 10 August 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa.

This conference took place at a critical moment, recognizing that 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the historical Beijing Declaration and platform for Action (4th World Conference on Women, 1995).  The Planet 50-50 by 2030 initiative spearheaded by UN Women asks governments to make national commitments to address the challenges that are holding women and girls back from reaching their full potential.

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