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October 2024 JSC Call for Nominations



On Tuesday, 14 May 2024 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published a notice in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill in vacancies in various superior courts. The JSC has added a vacancy of the Deputy Judge President in the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court. The Notice is accordingly amended to reflect this change. (See the Erratum here.)

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

1. Constitutional Court
One vacancy

2. Supreme Court of Appeal
Three vacancies

3. Labour and Labour Appeal Courts
One vacancy (Judge President)

4. Land Court
One vacancy (Deputy Judge President)

Candidates for this position must be persons who by reason of their training and experience, have expertise in the field of land right 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.

5. Eastern Cape Division of the High Court, Mthatha
One vacancy

6. Gauteng Division of the High Court
Five vacancies

7. KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court
Six vacancies and
One vacancy (Deputy Judge President)

8. Limpopo Division of the High Court, Thohoyandou
One vacancy

9. *Mpumalanga Division of the High Court
Deputy Judge President

10. Western Cape Division of the High Court
Four vacancies and
One vacancy (Judge President)

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. Where the candidate seeks an appointment to the Supreme Court of Appeal, the candidate should submit at least one judgment that was be penned by him or her alone. The updated 2024 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 residential address, identity number and cellphone number both in their questionnaire and curriculum vitae. Candidates are, however, requested to fill 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 2024 questionnaire;
4. Curriculum vitae;
5. Good standing certificate from Legal Practice Council; and
6. At least three written judgments (and in the case of an application for appointment to the SCA, at least one penned by the candidate alone).

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

The Secretariat wishes to emphasize 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.
3. Nominations must be addressed to and reach the Secretariat of the JSC by no later than Friday, 14 June 2024.

Interviews will take place during the week of 7 – 11 October 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 18 June 2024 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 Marshalltown
Johannesburg, 2017
Tel: (010) 493 2687 alternatively (010) 493 2575
Email: MMondlane@judiciary.org.za and TPhaahlamohlaka@judiciary.org.za
Cc: JSC@judiciary.org.za

Registrar’s Office
Constitutional Court
1 Hospital Street
(Electronically transmitted)
Mbali Mondlane
Secretariat: Judicial Service Commission

Download the October 2024 JSC Call for Nominations Press Release here

Download October 2024 Judicial Vacancies Erratum – April 2023