People You Should Know. Judge Thokozile Masipa.

Judge Thokozile Masipa is the black woman presiding over Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial.

“She was on the leading edge of a wave of judges and magistrates who transformed South Africa’s judiciary from a nearly all-white boys club in 1994 — when 160 of 165 judges were white men — to a much more representative roster today.”

South Africa: Pistorius Judge Overcame Racial, Gender Barriers