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JSC Candidates

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:

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.

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated two candidates for the Supreme Court of Appeal positions:

Judge Mocumie and Judge Van Der Merwe.

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated one candidate for the Mthata seat of the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court:

Adv R W N Brooks SC

For the Port Elizabeth seat of the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court:

No nomination

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated one candidate for the Deputy Judge President of the KwaZulu Natal Division of the High Court:

Judge Madondo

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated two candidates for the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court:

Adv P C Bezuidenhout SC

Ms B S Masipa

 

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated one candidate for the Deputy Judge President of the Limpopo Division of the High Court:

Judge F E Mokgohloa

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated two candidates for the Limpopo Division of the High Court:

Adv G C Muller SC

Mr M G Phatudi

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated one candidate for the Deputy Judge President of the Western Cape Division of the High Court:

Judge P L Goliath

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated one candidate for the Western Cape Division of the High Court:

Mr L G Nuku

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.