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Namibia’s Executive Director from the Office of the Judiciary Rolanda Van Wyk was recently appointed to the executive board of the International Association for Court Administration (IACA) as the Vice President (VP) for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Van Wyk will be the first Namibian and first female to hold this position, Namibia’s judiciary official Ockert Jansen said in a statement Tuesday.

Van Wyk will take over from South Africa’s Simon Jiyane, who served as VP for Africa between 2014 and 2019.

In her new role she will be tasked with promoting membership and networking within African judiciaries as well as recruiting and appointing boad members to the African Board of IACA, Jansen added.

According to Jansen, Van Wyk’s appointment comes at a time when judicial administration on the continent is in dire need of reform.

“I am extremely humbled by this appointment and I look forward to sharing Namibia’s successes while learning from other judiciaries in order to effect better administration within the region but also on the continent as a whole,” said Van Wyk.

IACA will host its next international conference in Kazakhstan in Central Asia from Sept. 17 to 18. Enditem

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