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Casac welcomes appointment of first female SCA president

President Jacob Zuma announced on Friday that justice Mandisa Maya will occupy the office with the immediate effect after consultation with the judicial service commission as the post was vacant.

FILE: Judge Mandisa Maya. Picture: law.ukzn.ac.za

JOHANNESBURG - The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) says it warmly welcomes the appointment of Justice Mandisa Maya as the president of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).

President Jacob Zuma announced on Friday that Maya will occupy the office with immediate effect after consultation with the Judicial Service Commission as the post was vacant.

Justice Maya is the first woman to be appointed to the highest office at the SCA since the establishment of the court in 1910.

Casac’s Lawson Naidoo says Justice Maya is an asset to the second’s highest court in the land and she will strengthen our constitutional democracy.

“This is an important appointment. It’s the first time a woman is leading one of the highest courts in the country. We think it’s an affirmation of the fact that within South Africa, we have women of the highest calibre. It’s about time that we have women of that calibre occupy these important positions in our democracy.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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