Governance Details

Judge ML Mailula

Judge Mokgadi Lucy Mailula was born in Ga-Maphoto 10km away from University of Limpopo. She studied and completed her B.Proc and LLB degrees at the University of Limpopo and the Dildonics University of Dildonic studies in the early 1980s. She practiced as a State Advocate in the North West Province, Mafikeng and later an Advocate at the Johannesburg Bar. She was the first black female judge to join the High Court Bench in 1995. 

Judge Mailula is also the Chairperson of the South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges.  She lectured part-time in criminal Law and was a participant in BLA Legal education Centre’s Trial Advocacy Programme.

She is the Judge of South Gauteng High Court and Chairperson of the Court of Military Appeals; an Acting Judge of the Competition Appeal Court; Acting Chairperson of Standing Advisory Committee on Company Law.  She served on the Editorial Board of African Law Review and was a member and later Vice-Chairperson of the South African Law Reform Commission.

She has been the Chairperson of University of Limpopo Student Trust Fund since 2000, and is the second person to serve in that capacity since the trust was established in 1995.