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Our commitment to bringing transparency to the judicial appointments process in South Africa comes with considerable costs.

Judges Matter is a coalition of organisations that are passionate about bringing transparency to the judicial appointments process and the structure of our judicial governance. Judges Matter is not funded by the government and exists solely thanks to the generous donations received from individuals and outside parties. Judges Matter is committed to monitoring the JSC interviews every year in order to bring transparency and awareness to this process.  Each year in April and October we attend and comment on the Judicial Service Commission interviews of prospective judicial candidates for the Superior Courts.

Throughout the year Judges Matter also monitors the judiciary and does research into judicial governance processes and other topics of public interest. This includes; monitoring judicial conduct tribunals, researching the appointment process for acting judges, interrogating the criteria the JSC uses to nominate candidates to the bench, examining the governance of the magistracy, investigating statistics regarding the judiciary, writing thought pieces and more.

In order to ensure that our work in monitoring the judiciary continues, we need your help.

We call on you to help us by contributing to our work in one of the following ways.

How to contribute:

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Bank Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
Account UCT Donations Account
Branch Rondebosch      Branch code 025009     Account number 071522387
Type of account Current
Swift address SBZAZAJJ

EFT Reference: JM + Surname
Please email your proof of payment to donations@judgesmatter.co.za


To assist with prompt identification and processing of donations, please include an abbreviated donor name and donation purpose in the bank reference field. Once a deposit or electronic payment has been made, please notify us by email at donations@judgesmatter.co.za with your name and the proof of payment. All donors can apply for an 18A certificate from the University of Cape Town for their donation.

If we receive enough donations to support the live streaming any additional donations received will go towards the following:

  • Attendance at, and monitoring of the JSC Interviews
  • Raising awareness of the JSC appointment process and the judiciary
  • Supporting journalists and the media in their monitoring of the judiciary
  • Writing of articles and thought pieces about the judiciary and JSC processes
  • Further research and investigation into judicial governance processes


Making a donation is simple and will help make our impact felt. Support Judges Matter and be sure to share this cause with others who share our passion for judicial transparency.

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A big thank you to our sponsors:

Millennium Trust - Sponsors of Judges Matter