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Shortlisted candidates for judicial positions

On 30 May 2017 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 18 vacancies in the various superior courts. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 30 June 2017. On 31 July 2017, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Midrand, Johannesburg on 02 – 06 October 2017 as follows:

Judge Selby Mfanelo Mbenenge – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Xola Mlungisi Petse – withdrawn
Judge David Van Zyl – click here to read profile and previous interview synopsis

Results: Judge S M Mbenenge has been nominated. Appointed with effect from November 7, 2017.

Mr Ndumiso Patrick Jaji – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Adv Motilal Sunil Rugunanan- click here to read profile and interview synopsis 
Ms Onica Van Papendorp – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.

Results: Mr N P Jaji has been nominated. Appointed with effect from November 7, 2017.

Ms Nolutando Conjwa – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Mr Mbulelo Stanford Jolwana – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.

Results: Mr M S Jolwana has been nominated. Appointed with effect from November 7, 2017.

No candidates were shortlisted.

Ms Sharon Chesiwe – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Adv Philip Jacobus Loubser SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Adv Louis Le Roux Pohl SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.

Results: Adv P J Loubser SC has been nominated. Appointed with effect from December 16, 2017.

Ms Tanya Desiree Brenner – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Ms Colleen Jane Collis – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Adv Norman Davis SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Adv Takalani Samuel Madima SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Ms Maletsatsi Betty Mahalelo – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Adv Tintswalo Annah Nana Makhubele SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Ms Selemeng Nthabiseng Iris Mokose – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Mr Cassim Mohamed Sardiwalla – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Adv David Nat Unterhalter SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Adv Cornelius Jacobus Van Der Westhuizen SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.

Results: MS C J Collis, Adv N Davis SC, Ms M B Mahalelo, Adv T A N Makhubele SC, Mr C M Sardiwalla, Adv D N Unterhalter SC, and Adv C J Van Der Westhuizen SC have been nominated. All appointed with effect from January 1, 2018.

Judge Ronald Deon Hendricks – click here to read profile and interview synopsis 

Results: No candidate was nominated for this position.

Judge Bulelwa Myra Pakati – click here to read profile and interview synopsis
Judge Mmathebe Violet Phatshoane – click here to read profile and previous interview synopsis

Results: No candidate was nominated for this position.

Adv Lance Lindenberg Burger SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Mr Stephen John Koen – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Prof Sunette Lötter – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Dr Leavit Tshiketani Mkansi – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Ms Sharon Margaret Marks – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Ms Mareena Opperman – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Mr Taswell Deverill Papier – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Mr Mushtak Kassim Parker – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Adv Mark Louis Sher SC – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.
Mr Eduard Derek Wille – click here to read profile and interview synopsis.

Results: Mr T D Papier, Mr M K Parker, Adv M L Sher SC, and Mr E D Wille have been nominated. All appointed with effect from November 1, 2017.

In total the JSC has shortlisted 34 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 Secretariat of the Judicial Service Commission at Chiloane@concourt.org.za alternatively TPhaahlamohlaka@judiciary.org.za

Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than 08 September 2017.

Issued by the Judicial Service Commission.

Enquiries: Mr C P Fourie 082 881 1737 and Ms T Didiza 084 563 5331.

[Update: 12 September 2017] Shortlisted candidates for the Western Cape Division of the High Court.

Shortlisted candidates for judicial positions

On 21 January 2016 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 14 vacancies in the various superior courts including the Constitutional Court. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 12 February 2016. On 27 February 2016, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Cape Town on 04-08 April 2016 as follows:

The JSC advertised a single vacancy that arose following the discharge from active service of Justice Van Der Westhuizen. No candidates were put on the short list for this vacancy due to the insufficient number of nominations received. There were only three candidates nominated which is less than the threshold required by the provisions of section 174(4) of the Constitution. Section 174(4) of the Constitution requires the JSC, in respect of filing vacancies in the Constitutional Court, to submit a list of nominees with three names more than the number of appointments to be made, to the President. This vacancy will be re-advertised in due course.

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated two candidates for the Supreme Court of Appeal positions:

Judge Mocumie and Judge Van Der Merwe.

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated one candidate for the Mthata seat of the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court:

Adv R W N Brooks SC

For the Port Elizabeth seat of the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court:

No nomination

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated one candidate for the Deputy Judge President of the KwaZulu Natal Division of the High Court:

Judge Madondo

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated two candidates for the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court:

Adv P C Bezuidenhout SC

Ms B S Masipa

 

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated one candidate for the Deputy Judge President of the Limpopo Division of the High Court:

Judge F E Mokgohloa

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated two candidates for the Limpopo Division of the High Court:

Adv G C Muller SC

Mr M G Phatudi

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated one candidate for the Deputy Judge President of the Western Cape Division of the High Court:

Judge P L Goliath

Results of Interviews:

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated one candidate for the Western Cape Division of the High Court:

Mr L G Nuku

In total, the JSC has therefore shortlisted 34 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 Secretariat of the Judicial Service Commission at Chiloane@concourt.org.za alternatively Dube@concourt.org.za. Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than 23 March 2016.