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April 2024 JSC Call for Nominations




The Judicial Service Commission invites nominations of candidates to fill vacancies of Judges in the following Courts:

1. Constitutional Court
One vacancy

2. Electoral Court
One vacancy of a Judge-Member.
Candidates nominated for this position should be Judges of the High Court.

3. Land Court (Amended from Land Claims Court, as per Erratum, dated November 2023 – see media announcement below)
One vacancy (Judge President)
Candidates for this position must be persons who by reason of their training and experience, have expertise in the field of land rights matters. This means that candidates for this position may be sitting Judges or any other persons with expertise in the field of land right matters.

4. Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court
One vacancy (Judge President)

5. North West Division of the High Court
One vacancy

Nominations must be accompanied by the candidate’s signed written consent, detailed curriculum vitae disclosing the candidate’s formal qualifications for appointment, the standard questionnaire completed and signed by the candidate, as well as copies of at least three written judgments by the candidate.

The updated 2023 standard questionnaire to be completed by all nominees is available on the South African Judiciary website: www.judiciary.org.za alternatively on the Constitutional Court website: www.constitutionalcourt.org.za.

In order to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI Act), candidates need not provide their personal information both in their questionnaire and curriculum vitae (i.e. identity number, cell phone number and residential address).

Candidates are, however, requested to fill in their personal information on a separate form marked annexure ‘’A’’ attached to the questionnaire for office use only. The questionnaire must be accompanied by the standardised latest “clearance certificate” which the candidate is required to obtain from his/her professional body regarding the candidate’s professional status within that body, his or her suitability for appointment to the Bench and the nature of any disciplinary proceedings completed or pending in respect of the relevant candidate.

Nominations must be arranged in the following order:
1. Signed nomination letter;
2. Signed consent letter;
3. Signed updated 2023 questionnaire;
4. Curriculum vitae;
5. Good standing certificate and
6. At least three written judgments

Candidates nominated for more than one Court must submit a separate nomination letter in respect of each court.

The Secretariat wishes to emphasise the following:
1. Interviews with short-listed candidates will be conducted in public i.e. members of the public and the media are welcome to attend.
2. It is incumbent on persons or bodies nominating candidates to motivate their nominations by referring the JSC to the candidate’s qualifications and general fitness for appointment. In order to comply with the POPI Act, persons or bodies need not provide their personal information on the nomination letters i.e. (identity number, cell phone number and residential address).
3. Nominations must be addressed to and reach the Secretariat of the JSC by no later than Thursday, 30 November 2023

Interviews will take place during the week of 8 – 12 April 2024 in Gauteng. Candidates who wish to email their nominations are encouraged to do so and need not hand deliver hard copies.

Candidates are encouraged to make a follow-up with the Secretariat of the JSC should they not receive confirmation of receipt by 1 December 2023 at 12:00 pm. Candidates who wish to hand deliver their nominations should do so either at the Office of the Chief Justice based at 188, 14th Road, Noordwyk, Midrand or alternatively at the Constitutional Court.

Applications must be addressed to:
The Secretariat of the JSC,
Office of the Chief Justice,
Private Bag X10,
Tel: (010) 493 2687 alternatively (010) 493 2652
Email: KMoretlwe@judiciary.org.za and TPhaahlamohlaka@judiciary.org.za
Cc: JSC@judiciary.org.za

Registrar’s Office,
Constitutional Court,
1 Hospital Street,



Mbali Mondlane

Secretariat: Judicial Service Commission

Download April 2024 JSC Call for Nominations Press Release here

Download April 2024 Judicial Vacancies Erratum – November 2023