Judiciary

Judiciary is accountable to the people from whom it derives its judicial authority. The judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who, like the other justices, is appointed by the President on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission in most countries.

Supreme Court/Court of Appeal/High Court

Supreme Court/Court of Appeal/High Court

Country

Chief Justice

Judge President

Judges

2012

2015

2012

2015

2012

2015

Men

Women

Men

Women

Men

Women

Men

Women

Men %

Women %

Men %

Women

%

Angola

 

 

3

0

 

 

2

0

69

31

63

37

Botswana

1

0

1

0

1

0

2

0

94.4

5.6

76.5

23.5

DRC

 

 

-

-

 

 

8

0

 

 

91

6

Lesotho

1

0

 

 

1

0

 

 

34.8

65.2

-

-

Malawi

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

1

62.5

37.5

74.2

25.8

Madagascar

 

 

-

-

 

 

-

-

 

 

12

88

Mauritius

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

5

51.4

48.6

50

50

Mozambique

 

 

-

-

 

 

-

-

69.5

30.5

69.9

30.1

Namibia

2

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

83

17

85

15

Seychelles

1

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

80

20

82

11

South Africa

1

0

1

0

1

0

13

2

72

28

66

34

Swaziland

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

75

25

80

20

Tanzania

1

0

 

 

2

3

1

0

57

43

64.2

35.8

Zambia

0

2

1

0

 

 

 

 

46

54

51

49

Zimbabwe

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

71

29

52

48

Source SADC Gender Monitor 2013, National Progress reports on Implementation of the SADC Gender and Development Protocol

 

Magistrates Court

 

Magistrates Court

 

Magistrates

 

2012

2015

Country

Men %

Women %

Men %

Women %

Angola

83

17

63

37

Botswana

44

56

38.2

61.8

DRC

 

 

93

34

Lesotho

58

42

 

 

Malawi

77

23

68.2

31.8

Madagascar

 

 

49.6

50.4

Mauritius

50

50

33.3

66.6

Mozambique

71

29

71.5

28.5

Namibia

55

45

55

45

Seychelles

33

67

50

50

South Africa

67

33

60

40

Swaziland

78

22

67

33

Tanzania

79

29

57

43

Zambia

73

27

70

30

Zimbabwe

59

41

59

41

Source SADC Gender Monitor 2013, National Progress reports on Implementation of the SADC Gender and Development Protocol

 

 

 

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