High Court Judge – Tebogo Djaje – North West Division of the High Court
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to permanent High Court Judge Tebogo Djaje – from the North West division of the High Court. Judge Djaje shares her journey to the judiciary and rising through the ranks to the bench. She relays some of her experiences presiding over sexual offences, highlighting the effects of victim trauma and various support structures in place to assist witnesses. We discuss the role of institutions like the South African Women Lawyers Association and initiatives like Take a Girl Child to Work to create space to ensure there is participation of women across all spheres of society, and encourage girls and women to pursue the road less travelled – challenges bring opportunity. We reflect on skills that working mothers use to juggle the demands of family and career, citing time management as an effective tool. Judge Djaje considers that with hope and confidence women can achieve and do it all. Tune in for more….