Judiciary still full of sexism: Satchwell
Women who want to become judges face an uphill battle in a judiciary that is still challenged by sexism, said Judge Kathy Satchwell.
The Star newspaper on Friday reported: "There's a lot of sexism. If you are a woman you have to go on a course to become a judge but a man can simply serve as an acting judge and apply for the job," Satchwell said.
The judge was speaking with a group of University of Witwatersrand law students on Thursday.
"Management of the judiciary is sexist. If a man had been an attorney for 18 years and a woman for 18 years, a woman is sent for this course and a man simply applies for the job," Satchwell said.
"I think those people who thought there should be courses for women maybe haven't worked with a lot of women."