Female judges appointed to the High Court
Swakopmund Magistrate, Johanna Prinsloo (right), and Keetmanshoop magistrate, Philanda Christiaan (left) have been appointed as acting Judges in the High Court of Namibia occupying the bench between now and the end of March next year.
The Judicial Service Commission recently announced new appointments by the President of Namibia on recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission.
The appointed acting judges to the High court are: Mrs. Philanda Christiaan with effect from 1 November 2016- 31 December 2016 and 1-28 February 2017, while Mrs. Johanna S. Prinsloo will take office with effect from 1 – 28 February 2017 and 1-31 March 2017. Mrs. Christiaan is a Divisional Magistrate at Keetmanshoop Magistrates Court. She has served in the ranks of the Magistracy since 2007. Mrs Christiaan has 16 years of experience in the legal field from the various positions she has occupied in her professional career. Mrs Christiaan is a holder of a Baccalaureus Juris (B.Juris), and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Namibia.
Mrs. Prinsloo is a Principal Magistrate at the Swakopmund Magistrates Court. She first served in the capacity of a Magistrate in 1996. She has further served as a Public prosecutor from 1989 – 1996 up to the level of Regional Court Prosecutor. Mrs Prinsloo has 27 years of experience in the legal field from the various positions she has occupied in her professional career. She holds a B. Procurationis from the University of the North West (Potchefstroom campus), and a Baccalaureus Legum (LLB) from the University of South Africa. Mrs. Christiaan and Mrs. Prinsloo are Namibian nationals. Both candidates attended an Aspirant Judges Training Programme conducted by the High Court during December 2015.