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ON THE ANC DEPLOYMENT COMMITTEE’S INFLUENCE ON THE APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES – WE NEED TO REFORM THE JSC

ON THE ANC DEPLOYMENT COMMITTEE’S INFLUENCE ON THE APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES – WE NEED TO REFORM THE JSC

Alison Tilley and Mbekezeli Benjamin | This article was first published in the Daily Maverick Political parties’ influence on judicial appointments needs to be restricted by a clear set of criteria to guide the JSC’s appointment processes. During his testimony as ANC President at the State Capture Commission, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about how the ANC […]

[MEDIA STATEMENT] JUDGES MATTER CONDEMNS OUTRAGEOUS ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT BUILDING

[MEDIA STATEMENT] JUDGES MATTER CONDEMNS OUTRAGEOUS ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT BUILDING

MEDIA STATEMENT: 5 JANUARY 2022 Bullets fired into Concourt building are a grave attack on the judiciary and democracy. Unconfirmed reports indicate that on the morning of 5 January 2022, several shots were fired at the Constitutional Court building. Images on social media show what looks like bullets fired into the front windows of the Constitutional Court […]

PRESIDENT APPOINTS JUDGES AFTER OCTOBER 2021 JSC INTERVIEWS

PRESIDENT APPOINTS JUDGES AFTER OCTOBER 2021 JSC INTERVIEWS

In a Presidential Minute signed on 16 December 2021, then Acting President David Mabuza appointed 23 judges to various High Court divisions. The appointments came ten weeks after the October 2021 JSC interviews, amid growing frustration and concern regarding the slow pace at which the Presidency confirms judicial appointments to crucial vacancies (see here). A […]

25 YEARS OF THE SA CONSTITUTION: A LOOK AT THE ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY

25 YEARS OF THE SA CONSTITUTION: A LOOK AT THE ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY

Variously described as ‘aspirational’, ‘transformative’ and ‘living’, there is no doubt that the South African Constitution is a remarkable document. With the values of human dignity, equality, and freedom at its core, the Constitution celebrated its 25th anniversary on 10 December 2021. We take a look at the judiciary’s contribution to the advancement of the […]

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