The most watched JSC interviews 2017
Watching the Judicial Service Commission interviews can give you great insight into the nature of a candidate as well as the judiciary and the JSC itself. As not everyone can attend the JSC interviews and watch them live, we record all the interviews and share the videos on our YouTube channel for you to watch.
The videos have proved to be very popular so we thought we would share with you some of our most watched JSC interviews:
This is our most watched video with over 120 000 views! During his interview, Kgomo was hauled over the coals for a series of perceived misdemeanours that emerged during the interview — from his “sexist remarks” that female lawyers were attracted to private practise and expensive cars which obviated their availability for the Bench — where there was potential to earn less money — to the perception that he had pressured junior staff members at the Limpopo High Court to nominate him.
It was handbags at noon — again — for Magistrate Maletsatsi Mahalelo, when she was asked by the Judicial Service Commission whether a problem relating to a law clerk filing an objection to her candidature in April 2017 had been resolved.
In April 2017 Judge Raymond Zondo was interviewed by the Judicial Service Commission to become the Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court.
“The law is the law,” said Adv Tokota after a barrage of questions from Julius Malema. This interview is one of our favourites.
Doctor Leavit Mkansi, despite a plethora of post-graduate degrees and time spent as a magistrate has never acted in the high court. Mkansi was quick to point out there was nothing in the Constitution or the Judicial Service Commission guidelines made acting experience an essential prerequisite for appointment to the Bench and argued vociferously that he was both necessarily experienced and “fit and proper”.
Advocate Makhubele was one of the most qualified candidates in the October 2017 round of JSC interviews. She performed very well in her interview and was duly recommended for appointment by the JSC.
Advocate David Unterhalter SC is one of South Africa’s foremost silks and has appeared in various high profile cases which have landed up in the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court. During the course of a relentless period of interruptions and questions by Chief Justice Mogoeng regarding the role of civil society in bringing cases to court, Unterhalter remained cool.