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Two judges each bound for Eastern Cape and Limpopo High Courts

THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) wrapped up a week of interviews on Friday after appointing four judges to the Eastern Cape and Limpopo divisions of the High Court.

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Apartheid-era magistrate has the JSC in stitches

“THE law is the law,” senior counsel Bantubonke Tokota said to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Friday, justifying his having been an apartheid-era magistrate.

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LAW MATTERS: Judges panel just cannot avoid drama

It has been a while since there were serious upsets at Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interviews, and this time there were two.

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Women to sit in Gauteng, not black silks

THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has recommended for appointment all three of the women who applied for positions on the Gauteng High Court bench, but overlooked senior counsel Gcina Malindi and Takalani Madima, which may raise eyebrows.

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JSC recommends six candidates for the Gauteng High Court

THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) announced on Thursday that it had recommended six candidates for appointment to the Gauteng High Court.

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Patriarchy, Violence & the Judiciary

The reference list protests at the University currently known as Rhodes University, the rape of a protesting student by a private security guard at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and last years’ schisms within student movements at the University of Cape Town and University of the Witwatersrand plainly demonstrate the pervasive and violent nature of patriarchy and its expressions.

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JSC asks Corrie van der Westhuizen why he did not object to being conscripted

A SENIOR counsel hoping to be appointed to the Gauteng High Courts on Thursday faced tough questions at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interviews about having been conscripted into the army during the apartheid-era and his lack of political activism.

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eNews Direct: 2 October 2016

In this eNews Direct bulletin: EFF has appointed interim leaders in KwaZulu-Natal. The team is tasked with re-establishing party’s provincial structures.

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Candidate hearings kick off to pick new judges for SA’s courts

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has begun the process of interviewing short-listed candidates who hope to get onto the bench in a court of law.

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Top court’s lack of woman judges reflects gender bias

THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will interview four candidates for judicial appointment to the Constitutional Court this week.

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Interview process for Constitutional Court halted as candidate withdraws

In a dramatic turn‚ interviews for the appointment of a judge to the Constitutional Court were derailed on Tuesday‚ because one of the candidates withdrew after it emerged that a last-minute complaint had been filed against him with the Judicial Service Commission.

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Judge’s exit derails interview process

A COMPLAINT about Supreme Court of Appeal Justice Ronnie Bosielo’s involvement in a black economic empowerment deal with Northam Platinum saw him on Tuesday withdrawing at the last minute from vying for a post on the Constitutional Court, derailing the process.

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JSC heads into marathon interview session for High Court vacancies

A MARATHON day is expected on Wednesday as the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is due to interview for six vacancies on the Gauteng High Court.

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Constitutional Court in spotlight as JSC begins a week of interviews

JUDICIAL Service Commission (JSC) interviews began on Monday morning, with the commission looking to fill one vacancy on the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

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JSC to interview four candidates for top jobs

Four top judges will go head to head for a job at the Constitutional Court.

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Julius Malema questions judge about spouse’s business interests

A CANDIDATE for judicial appointment was on Wednesday questioned at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) about whether judges’ spouses should be able to have business interests.

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Pull-out exhausts JSC

The Judicial Service Commission’s bid to fill a Constitutional Court vacancy has suffered a setback again.

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President Zuma announces appointment of judges to various courts

The official announcement of President Jacob Zuma’s appointment of the Judges to the Supreme Court of Appeal and various High Courts, on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission following the April 2016 JSC interviews has been made.

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Aspirant judges find that JZ saga weighs on the JSC

Like the saltiness that floated in off the Atlantic Ocean and hung over the Sea Point hotel in Cape Town, the Constitutional Court’s judgment that found President Jacob Zuma had violated the country’s founding document weighed on the members of the Judicial Service Commission.

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My soul is not for sale – Chief Justice Mogoeng

Cape Town – No one is above the law and no state authority is immune from being held accountable. This is one of the key points that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng highlighted in an interview with Netwerk24 on Thursday – a week after his Nkandla judgment in the Constitutional Court.

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Sexwale prosecution a sore point for Donen in JSC interviews

CAPE senior counsel Michael Donen SC was put on the spot by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Friday for his role in the 1978 prosecution of the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) Tokyo Sexwale.

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Two Free State High Court judges recommended for appeals court

After a marathon day of interviews on Monday, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) announced it had recommended Free State High Court judges Connie Mocumie and Christiaan Van der Merwe to be appointed justices of the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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WhatsApp with the Mogoeng diss, judge?

A Western Cape High Court judge hoping for promotion was grilled yesterday about WhatsApp messages in which Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was accused of “fruitless and wasteful expenditure” and having “no conviction or insight”.

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‘Judge judges on rape findings’

Judges contending for the two positions at the Supreme Court of Appeal have been slated for deviating from minimum sentences in their rape findings.

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JSC recommends 2 candidates for Supreme Court of Appeal

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has recommended two candidates for appointment to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).

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Nkandla case looms over JSC hearings

The Nkandla case loomed over the Judicial Service Commission hearings as panellists notably asked candidates to elaborate on the importance of law and the Constitution.

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Only one candidate nominated by JSC for EC high court vacancies

Only one candidate was recommended for the vacancies at the Eastern Cape Divisions of the high court by the Judicial Service Commission.

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Pistorius‚ Zuma feature at JSC hearings for SCA candidates

After sitting till after midnight on Monday‚ the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) recommended two candidates for appointment at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).

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TRANSCRIPT: Judgment of the Constitutional Court on #Nkandla

This is the full transcript of the Constitutional Court ruling on Nkandla as presented by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

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Court finds Zuma failed to protect the Constitution

President Jacob Zuma failed to uphold, defend and protect the Constitution of SA, the Constitutional Court has found.

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Judges fail to apply for vacancy at top court

ONCE again the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has had to re-advertise for a position on SA’s highest court, only getting three nominations to fill a vacant post.

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Slow judicial transformation under scrutiny

LAST year, the majority of acting judges in the High Court in Cape Town were white and overwhelmingly male, at a time the Western Cape was under intense scrutiny for lack of transformation.

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When government doesn’t do its job and the courts don’t force it to

Like a rain storm that threatens but never actually arrives. That’s what judicial action against recalcitrant officials of the home affairs department amounts to.

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Why so many advocates are men from privileged backgrounds

When the state does not fund poor students adequately, they do not become academics. They get out, and earn money, just as soon as they can.

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Van Zyl gets the nod for Bhisho deputy judge president post

THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has opted for experience by choosing veteran judge David Van Zyl as deputy judge president of the Bhisho High Court over the recently appointed Judge Selby Mbenenge.

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