Duke Alumni Mandisa Maya Poised To Be South Africa's First Woman Chief Justice

Mandisa Maya seated at desk
Chief Justice Elect Mandisa Maya. Photo by  Simphiwe Nkwali/Gallo Images.

Mandisa Maya, Judge President of South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal, was recently recommended by the country’s Judicial Services Commission to become the next Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court.

The position became vacant after the 12-year term of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng ended in October 2021.

It is now up to President Cyril Ramaphosa to decide if she actually ascends to the highest judicial position in the country.

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