Van den Heever, Leonora

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Van den Heever, Leonora

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  • Neethling, Leonora, née Van den Heever

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1926-

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Leonora van den Heever (1926- ) was South Africa's first female judge (appointed 1969) and the first woman to serve as a judge in the Appeal Court (appointed 1991). She graduated with a Masters degree in English from the University of Pretoria before pursuing her interest in Law on a part-time basis through the University of the Orange Free State. She was admitted to the Orange Free State Bar as an advocate at the age of 26.
Leonora van den Heever continued to express her love for the written word by authoring two published children’s books and also contributing short stories under a nom de plume for Sarie Magazine.
She was the recipient of many awards and honours.

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Sources

http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/leonora-van-den-heever
http://whoswho.co.za/leonora-van-den-heever-2566

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