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JSC Candidates

On 14 July 2016 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 19 vacancies in the various superior courts including the Constitutional Court. The closing date for the submission of nominations was set for 05 August 2016. On 27 August 2016, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Cape Town on 03 – 07 October 2016 as follows:

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  1. CONSTITUTIONAL COURT (ONE VACANCY)

These interviews were cancelled due to the withdrawal of Judge Bosielo. Read more here.

Judge L O Bosielo – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Judge N J Kollapen – click here to read profile

Judge S A Majiedt – click here to read profile

Judge M J D Wallis – click here to read profile

 

  1. EASTERN CAPE DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT (BHISHO AND PORT ELIZABETH) (TWO VACANCIES)

Adv E Crouse – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Mr T Malusi – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Adv B R Tokota SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

 

Results: Mr T Malusi and Adv B R Tokota SC were nominated.

 

  1. COMPETITION APPEAL COURT (TWO VACANCIES)

Judge N P Boqwana  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Judge O L Rogers  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Judge B Vally  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

 

Results: Judge N P Boqwana and Judge O L Rogers were nominated. 

 

  1. ELECTORAL COURT (TWO VACANCIES)

Judge C Lamont – click here to read interview synopsis and watch video

Judge W L Wepener – click here to read interview synopsis and watch video

 

Results: Both Judge C Lamont and Judge W L Wepener were nominated.

 

  1. FREE STATE DIVISION OF HIGH COURT (DEPUTY JUDGE PRESIDENT) (ONE VACANCY)

Judge K J Moloi – (withdrew)

Judge C J Musi – click here to watch interview video

 

Results: Judge C J Musi was nominated.

 

  1. FREE STATE DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT (THREE VACANCIES)

Ms S Chesiwe – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Adv P U Fischer SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Mr M A Mathebula – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Mr J J Mhlambi – click here to watch interview video

Adv L Le R Pohl SC – click here to watch interview video

Adv P Zietsman SC – click here to watch interview video

 

Results: Mr M A Mathebula and Mr J J Mhlambi were nominated.

 

  1. GAUTENG DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT (SIX VACANCIES)

Mr L R Adams – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Adv N Davis SC  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Adv D C Fisher SC  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Prof T S Madima SC  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Adv P G Malindi SC  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Mr M P N Mbongwe  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Judge E M Molahlehi  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Adv I Opperman SC  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Ms N T Y Siwendu  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Mr E L Swartz  – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Mr S A Thobane – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Mr M L Twala – click here to read profile and interview synopsis  and watch video

Adv C J Van Der Westhuizen SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

 

Results: Mr L A Adams, Advocate D C Fisher SC, Judge E M Molahlehi, Advocate I Opperman SC, Ms N T Y Siwendu and Mr M L Twala were nominated.

 

  1. KWAZULU-NATAL DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT (ONE VACANCY)

Prof K Govender – click here to read interview synopsis and watch video

Adv F M Moola SC – click here to read interview synopsis and watch video

Ms S Maphumulo – (Withdrew)

Adv I L Topping SC – click here to read interview synopsis and watch video

 

Results: No one was selected to fill this position

 

  1. LIMPOPO DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT (ONE VACANCY)

Mr M F Kganyago – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Dr A A Lamprecht – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

Ms M V Semenya – click here to read profile and interview synopsis and watch video

 

Results: Mr M F Kganyago and Ms M V Semenya were nominated.

 

In total, the JSC has therefore shortlisted 40 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 TRamonyai@judiciary.org.za. Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than 23 September 2016.

(*Due to the disruptions at the University of Cape Town campus we have not been able to complete our research on all of the candidates for this round. Further details of the candidates will be added as they become available.)