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High Court Judge – Lindiwe Vukeya – Mpumalanga Division of the High Court

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, for our series on women in the judiciary, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to High Court Judge Lindiwe Vukeya – from the Mpumalanga division of the High Court. This series is dedicated to celebrating Women’s Month. Judge Vukeya’s career choice epitomises the influencing role educators play to nurture young minds and help them rise to their full potential. She reflects on her background, growing up in a child-headed household, persevering and actively seeking tools like bursaries and overcoming the odds to succeed. She explains a pioneering concept piloting indigenous language courts in the Barberton sub cluster. She shares a few memorable cases which highlight the vulnerability of women in society. We discuss The Marriage and Matrimonial Property Law Amendment Act 3 of 1988, which dealt with issues of property ownership, the right for women to retain their property and choices of whether they marry in or out of community of property. Tune in for more…

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