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High Court Judge – Thandoluhle Mankge – Mpumalanga Division of the High Court

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, in our series on women in the judiciary Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to High Court Judge Thandoluhle Mankge – from the Mpumalanga division of the High Court. This series is dedicated to celebrating Women’s Month. Judge Mankge shares her journey to the judiciary and rising through the ranks to the bench, which was motivated, in part, to ensure people have access to justice. For example, early in her career she observed the postponement of numerous cases due to a shortage of interpreters and took it upon herself to become an interpreter to help people have their day in court and reduce delays. We discuss some of the gender equality instruments that have been developed and implemented, which assert that women’s participation and representation in decision-making bodies is a human right. However, we emphasise that legislation cannot remain paper rhetoric, it must be applied in practice for women’s rights to be honoured as human rights. Tune in for more…

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