oa De Rebus - Where on the profession's agenda - if at all - are the strategies to deal with challenges faced by female lawyers? : editor's note
Society in general and the legal profession in particular, are not lacking in strong female role models.
Recently, however, serious concern has been raised by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and other organisations at the unwarranted and scurrilous attacks that have been levelled against Public Protector, advocate Thuli Madonsela, particularly after the release of her report 'Secure in Comfort', and Pretoria High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa following her judgment in the Oscar Pistorius matter (see 22 of this issue). One wonders whether the same level of criticism and insensitive personal comment would have been generated had the incumbents been male?
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