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Shortlisted Candidates for Judicial positions: October 2017

On 30 May 2017 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 18 vacancies in the various superior courts. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 30 June 2017. On 31 July 2017, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Midrand, Johannesburg on 02 – 06 October 2017 as follows:

1. Eastern Cape Division of the High Court (one vacancy) (Judge President)

Judge Selby Mfanelo Mbenenge
Judge Xola Mlungisi Petse
Judge David Van Zyl

2. Eastern Cape Division of the High Court (one vacancy) (Grahamstown)

Mr Ndumiso Patrick Jaji
Adv Motilal Sunil Rugunanan
Ms Onica Van Papendorp

3. Eastern Cape Division of the high Court (one vacancy) (Mthatha)

Ms Nolutando Conjwa
Mr Mbulelo Stanford Jolwana

4. Electoral Court (One vacancy)

No candidates were shortlisted.

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

Ms Sharon Chesiwe
Adv Philip Jacobus Loubser SC
Adv Louis Le Roux Pohl SC

6. Gauteng Division of the high Court (six vacancies)

Ms Tanya Desiree Brenner
Ms Colleen Jane Collis
Adv Norman Davis SC
Adv Takalani Samuel Madima SC
Ms Maletsatsi Betty Mahalelo
Adv Tintswalo Annah Nana Makhubele SC
Ms Selemeng Nthabiseng Iris Mokose
Mr Cassim Mohamed Sardiwalla
Adv David Nat Unterhalter SC
Adv Cornelius Jacobus Van Der Westhuizen SC

7. North-West Division of the High Court (one vacancy) (Deputy Judge President)

Judge Ronald Deon Hendricks

8. Northern cape Division of the High Court (one vacancy) (Deputy Judge President)

Judge Bulelwa Myra Pakati
Judge Mmathebe Violet Phatshoane

9. Western Cape Division of the High Court (four vacancies)

Adv Lance Lindenberg Burger SC
Mr Taswell Deverill Papier
Mr Mushtak Kassim Parker
Adv Mark Louis Sher SC
Mr Eduard Derek Wille

In total the JSC has shortlisted 29 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 Secretariat of the Judicial Service Commission at Chiloane@concourt.org.za alternatively TPhaahlamohlaka@judiciary.org.za

Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than 08 September 2017.

Issued by the Judicial Service Commission.

Enquiries: Mr C P Fourie 082 881 1737 and Ms T Didiza 084 563 5331.