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Supreme Court Of Appeal Call for Nominations




The Judicial Service Commission invites nominations of candidates to fill two vacancies in the following court:
Supreme Court of Appeal: Two vacancies

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.

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

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 Wednesday, 20 March 2024.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in June 2024 in Gauteng. (Updated to May 2024 in April 2024) 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 21 March 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
Braamfontein, 2017 (Electronically transmitted)

Mbali Mondlane
Secretariat: Judicial Service Commission

Download the Supreme Court Of Appeal Call for Nominations Press Release here