Advocate Mikateko Joyce Maluleke
Mikateko Joyce Maluleke is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates. She was appointed as Director-General of the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 01 August 2020.
Her qualifications are BA, LLB (Wits University), 1992-1996; LLM Tax (University of Pretoria), 2011.
Her post-graduate and vocational training includes Constitutional Analysis and Litigation, Labour law, Human Rights, Equality and Non-discrimination (focusing on race, gender, disability, social context awareness and diversity management), Administrative Justice, Development Law, Insolvency Law and Practice, Mining Laws, Legislative Drafting, Strategic Planning, Scenario Planning, Programme and Operations Management, Project Management, Leadership and Management Development, Women’s Leadership Development, Governance and Gender Mainstreaming.
She has extensive knowledge and understanding of national and international legal frameworks on the empowerment and protection of women. She is a gender activist who has operated in the field of gender justice for three decades.
If history is the prism on which we look at the future, then investing in women in their diversity would guarantee that substantive equality is the future, or else we will remain a developing country forever