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Shortlisted candidates for judicial positions: April 2018

In November 2017 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 12 vacancies in the various superior courts. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 8 December 2017. On 29 January 2018, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Midrand, Johannesburg on 09 – 13 April 2018 as follows:

1. Supreme Court of Appeal (three vacancies)

Judge Elizabeth Dorothy Baartman – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Trevor Richard Gorven – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Colin Gordon Lamont – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Tati Moffat Makgoka – profile pending
Judge Yvonne Thokozile Mbatha – profile pending
Judge Pieter Andries Meyer – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Mahube Betty Molemela – profile pending
Judge Ashton Schippers – profile pending
Judge Irma Schoeman – profile pending
Judge Moroampholo Philemon Tsoka – profile pending

2. Competition Appeal Court (three vacancies)

Judge Bhekisisa Jerome Mnguni – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Bashier Vally – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Margaret Victor – profile pending

3. Electoral Court (Two vacancies)

Mr Richard John Lawrence – profile pending
Ms Sungaree Pather – profile pending

4. Free State Division of the High Court (two vacancies)

Ms Sharon Chesiwe – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Mr Pitso Ephraim Molitsoane – profile pending
Ms Mareen Opperman – click here to read profile and interview synopsis

5. KwaZulu Natal Division of the High Court (two vacancies; Durban)

Ms Khosi Qondeni Hadebe – profile pending
Adv Elizabeth Samantha Law – profile pending
Mr Meerchand Maharaj – profile pending
Mr Sidwell Bongani Mngadi – profile pending
Mr Mfuniselwa Elijah Nkosi – profile pending
Adv Glenn Richard Thatcher SC – profile pending
Adv Ian Lesley Topping SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis

In total the JSC has therefore shortlisted 25 candidates. The shortlisted candidates will be notified of the date, time and venue of the interviews in due course.

Law bodies and members of the public wishing to comment on the candidates should address their comments to the Secritariat of the JSC at Chiloane@concort.org.za, Phaahlamohlaka@judiciary.gov.za and CC JSC@judiciary.org.za . Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than the 09 March 2018.

Issued by the Judicial Service Commission
Enq: Mr C P Fourie 082 881 1737