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Shortlisted candidates for judicial positions: April 2018

In November 2017 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 12 vacancies in the various superior courts. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 8 December 2017. On 29 January 2018, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Midrand, Johannesburg on 09 – 13 April 2018 as follows:

1. Supreme Court of Appeal (three vacancies)

Judge Elizabeth Dorothy Baartman – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Trevor Richard Gorven – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Colin Gordon Lamont – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Tati Moffat Makgoka – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Yvonne Thokozile Mbatha – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Pieter Andries Meyer – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Mahube Betty Molemela – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Ashton Schippers – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Irma Schoeman – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Moroampholo Philemon Tsoka – click here to read profile and interview synopsis

Nominations: For the three vacancies the JSC nominated Judge Makgoka, Judge Molemela and Judge Schippers.

2. Competition Appeal Court (three vacancies)

Judge Bhekisisa Jerome Mnguni – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Bashier Vally – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Margaret Victor – click here to read profile and interview synopsis

Nominations: For the three vacancies the JSC nominated Judge Mnguni, Judge Vally and Judge Victor.

3. Electoral Court (Two vacancies)

Mr Richard John Lawrence – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Ms Sungaree Pather – click here to read profile and interview synopsis

Nominations: For the two vacancies the JSC nominated Ms Pather. Therefore only one vacancy was filled.

4. Free State Division of the High Court (two vacancies)

Ms Sharon Chesiwe – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Mr Pitso Ephraim Molitsoane – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Ms Mareen Opperman – click here to read profile and interview synopsis

Nominations: For the vacancies the JSC nominated Ms Chesiwe, Mr Molitsoane and Ms Opperman

5. KwaZulu Natal Division of the High Court (two vacancies; Durban)

Ms Khosi Qondeni Hadebe – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Adv Elizabeth Samantha Law – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Mr Meerchand Maharaj – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Mr Sidwell Bongani Mngadi – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Mr Mfuniselwa Elijah Nkosi – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Adv Glenn Richard Thatcher SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Adv Ian Lesley Topping SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis

Nominations: For the two vacancies the JSC nominated Ms Hadebe and Mr Mngadi

In total the JSC has therefore shortlisted 25 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 Secritariat of the JSC at Chiloane@concort.org.za, Phaahlamohlaka@judiciary.gov.za and CC JSC@judiciary.org.za . Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than the 09 March 2018.

Issued by the Judicial Service Commission
Enq: Mr C P Fourie 082 881 1737