Who Is Judge President Mandlakayise J Hlophe : A Conversation – 3rd Segment

In this Third Segment in a series of 8 interview videos, Judge President of the Western Cape High Court, Justice Mandlakayise Hlophe, takes us through his early life on the Bench. We cover:

  • what triggered his move to the Bench – The Black Lawyers Association connection
  • a little anecdote about an application moved in isiXhosa before 2 Judges, neither of whom spoke the language
  • his experience as first black African Judge to be appointed and serve on the Western Cape Bench
  • his experience of racism in the Western Cape High Court – the Racism Report he submitted to the Minister of Justice Bridgette Mabandla
  • his views on private arbitration
  • govt role on briefing patterns
  • spirit of Black Consciousness

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Now, we have entered the terrain of Mandlakayise Hlophe, the Activist Judge

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The “Who is Muzi Sikhakhane?” theme continues …