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April 2016 interviews

From the 4th – 8th April 2016 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will be interviewing the shortlist of selected candidates for various Judiciary positions in the High Courts of South Africa. These sessions are open to the public and anyone may attend.

Here are the details for the interviews:

Dates: 4th – 8th April 2016
Venue: Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Sea Point, Cape Town. Click here to view the map
Time: From 09h00 onwards daily

Twice a year in April and in October the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) meet for a week to interview nominated candidates for the various open positions within the judiciary.

Click here to download the nomination form.

Shortlisted candidates for judicial positions

On 21 January 2016 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 14 vacancies in the various superior courts including the Constitutional Court. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 12 February 2016. On 27 February 2016, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Cape Town on 04-08 April 2016 as follows:

Constitutional Court (one vacancy)

The JSC advertised a single vacancy that arose following the discharge from active service of Justice Van Der Westhuizen. No candidates were put on the short list for this vacancy due to the insufficient number of nominations received. There were only three candidates nominated which is less than the threshold required by the provisions of section 174(4) of the Constitution. Section 174(4) of the Constitution requires the JSC, in respect of filing vacancies in the Constitutional Court, to submit a list of nominees with three names more than the number of appointments to be made, to the President. This vacancy will be re-advertised in due course.

Supreme Court of Appeal (Two vacancies)

  • Judge E D Baartman
  • Judge T R Gorven
  • Judge M F Legodi
  • Judge P A Meyer
  • Judge B C Mocumie
  • Judge D Pillay
  • Judge C H G Van Der Merwe

Eastern Cape Division of the High Court (Mthatha and Port Elizabeth) (Two vacancies)

  • Adv R W N Brooks SC
  • Adv C T S Cossie
  • Adv N C D Msizi
  • Ms B Ndzondo
  • Ms N Saba

KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court (Deputy Judge President) (One vacancy)

  • Judge S Gyanda
  • Judge M I Madondo
  • Judge B J Mnguni

KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court (Two vacancies)

  • Adv P C Bezuidenhout SC
  • Ms S Maphumulo
  • Ms B S Masipa
  • Adv I L Topping SC

Limpopo Division of the High Court (Deputy Judge President) (One vacancy)

  • Judge N F Kgomo
  • Judge F E Mokgohloa
  • Judge A M L Phatudi

Limpopo Division of the High Court (Two vacancies)

  • Ms M C De Klerk
  • Mr M F Kganyago
  • Ms A Lamminga
  • Adv G C Muller SC
  • Mr M G Phatudi

Western Cape Division of the High Court (Deputy Judge President) (One vacancy)

  • Judge R Allie
  • Judge P L Goliath
  • Judge A Le Grange

Western Cape Division of the High Court (Two vacancies)

  • Adv M J Donen SC
  • Mr S J Koen
  • Mr L G Nuku
  • Mr J F Riley

In total, the JSC has therefore shortlisted 34 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 Dube@concourt.org.za. Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than 23 March 2016.