Judge Mabel Jansen bio, alleged scandal, where is she today?

Judge Mabel Jansen bio, alleged scandal, where is she today?

Mabel Jansen is a former South African judge of the Gauteng High Court and a lawyer who specialises in intellectual property and constitutional law. However, she became famous around South Africa for controversial reasons. Read on to know everything about her.

Judge Mabel Jansen
Mabel Jansen was a judge at Gauteng High Court Photo: SowetanLIVE
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Judge Mabel Jansen was one of the most revered jurists in South Africa before her latest scandal. Where is she now?

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Mabel Jansen biography and education

Judge Mabel is South African by birth. According to Mabel Jansen Linkedin, she went to a school in Pretoria, where she passed matric with seven distinctions. She also has four degrees, including an LLM degree cum laude from UNISA and a BA (Hons) in French from Stellenbosch University.


Mabel Jansen was an employee of De Villiers and Schondfeldt, and she worked there as a senior copywriter back in 1977. While she was working there, she took part in making adverts for Rembrandt, Wonderbra, Caltex, the Dried Fruit Board, and San Lameer, among other companies. Her knowledge of multiple languages was also an added advantage to the firm, as she helped the company in translating all their adverts from English to Afrikaans. However, she left the company in 1980.

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Mabel Jansen became a licensed lawyer in 1984, and she then became a member of the Society of Advocates of South Africa. She also became the new senior counsel for the Pretoria Bar Council, and she grew her expertise in Intellectual Property Law. Due to her hard work, she rose to the rank of Vice-Chairperson and later became the Chairperson in the Council.

Mabel Jansen advocate also represented several companies, including McDonald’s, Monsanto, Kellogg's, Vodacom, BMW, Ericsson, Sasol, and the whiskey Association.

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On December 1st, 2013, she became a judge in the Gauteng High Court. She then became the Chief Judge of Pretoria High Court, where she mostly handled civil cases.

Mabel Jansen Gillian Schutte

In 2015, there was a Gillian Schutte Mabel Jansen public discussion on Facebook, where the Judge made a series of comments about rape being part of the black culture.

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Judge Mabel Jansen resignation

Judge Mabel allegedly resigned because her life and the lives of her children were in danger. It was alleged that her family was constantly getting death and rape threats. This situation was too much to bear, so she resigned to protect herself and her family.

We must remember, however, that Judge Mabel Jansen is a citizen in Mzansi. Her case must, therefore, be heard before passing a verdict. However, she has not been able to tell her part of the story so far.

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