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Chief Justice Interview Transcripts

The public interviews of the shortlisted nominees for the position of Chief Justice of South Africa, took place from 1 – 4 February 2022.

Four exceptional candidates were interviewed: Constitutional Court Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, President of the Supreme Court of Appeals Mandisa Maya, Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo, and Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. One candidate per day.

To watch the videos of these interviews click here.


Tuesday 1 February 2022: Constitutional Court Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga – click to read transcript

Wednesday 2 February 2022: President of the Supreme Court of Appeals Mandisa Maya – click to read transcript

Thursday 3 February 2022: Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo – click to read transcript

Friday 4 February 2022: Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo – click to read transcript


Read all the interview sysnopses here

Related reading: The crucial role of the Chief Justice.
Why is the position of Chief Justice is so important? What does the role involve, and why do we spend so much time talking about what the Chief Justice says and does?