This outspoken farmer's daughter has always had a keen sense of justice, and early on channelled this into fighting for women's rights. Law is her weapon - Susan completed her LLB at the University of Natal. After stints at two Durban law firms, she opened her own practise at the age of 30. Last year Susan teamed up with fellow attorney Betsie Rowe to start Sabra Liquidators, the first female-run liquidation firm in Kwazulu-Natal. Susan is a founder member of the Women Lawyers Association, sits on the gender committee of SA, and is director of the Advice Desk for the Abused. Last year she became the first female vice-president of the Natal Law Society, the council of which has more women (four out of 20) than any other province, at least in part through her efforts.
"I WON'T REST UNTIL RAPE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARE SEEN IN A MORE SERIOUS LIGHT THAN ALCOHOL-ABUSE OFFENCES - IT'S A DISGRACE."
Article by Glynis Horning