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JSC Candidates April 2021 and April 2020

THE APRIL 2021 JSC INTERVIEWS TOOK PLACE AT THE CAPITAL ON THE PARK HOTEL IN SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG ON 12 – 23 April 2021. THEY INCLUDED THE INTERVIEWS FOR THE APRIL 2020 SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES THAT WERE NOT INTERVIEWED DUE TO COVID-19.

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR JUDICIAL POSITIONS – APRIL 2021

On 20 October 2020 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill vacancies in the various Superior Courts. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 27 November 2020.

On 29 January 2021, the Screening Committee of the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its April sitting scheduled for 12-23 April 2021. The names of the candidates to be interviewed by the JSC at its April 2021 sitting are as follows:

Adv Alan Christopher Dodson SC
Judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane  [Nominated]
Judge Narandran Kollapen [Nominated]
Judge Aubrey Phago Ledwaba [Withdrew]
Judge Rammaka Steven Mathopo [Nominated]
Judge Yasmin Shehnaz Meer [Withdrew]
Judge Mahube Betty Molemela [Nominated]
Judge Dhayanithie Pillay
Judge David Nat Unterhalter
Judge Bashier Vally [Nominated]

 

After interviewing 9 candidates for 2 positions on the Constitutional Court, the JSC has selected these 5 candidates as nominees for the position:

  1. Judge Kathree-Setiloane
  2. Judge Kollapen
  3. Judge Mathopo
  4. Judge Molemela
  5. Judge Vally

Judge Zeenat Carelse [Nominated]
Judge Johannes Willem Eksteen
Judge Trevor Richard Gorven [Nominated]
Judge Wendy Hughes [Nominated]
Judge Petrus Arnolus Koen
Judge Aubrey Phago Ledwaba
Judge Nolwazi Penelope Mabindla-Boqwana [Nominated]
Judge Keoagile Elias Matojane
Judge Selewe Peter Mothle [Nominated]
Judge Owen Lloyd Rogers
Judge Sharise Weiner

 

The JSC has recommended the following for appointment to 5 vacancies at the Supreme Court of Appeal:

  1. Judge Mabindla-Boqwana
  2. Judge Carelse
  3. Judge Gorven
  4. Judge Hughes
  5. Judge Mothle

Adv Nceba Dukada SC [Withdrew]

Adv Dukada SC’s interview ended after he elected to withdraw his candidacy.

Judge Johannes Petrus Daffue
Judge Nobulawo Martha Mbhele [Nominated]
Judge Somaganthie Naidoo

 

The JSC has recommended the following candidate for Deputy Judge President of the Free State High Court:

Judge Nobulawo Martha Mbhele

Judge Roland Terence Sutherland [Nominated]

 

Following deliberations, the JSC has recommended the following candidate for Deputy Judge President of the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg):

Judge Roland T. Sutherland

Adv Allyson Ashley Crutchfield SC
Mr Dosio Dario
Adv Daniel Petrus De Villiers SC
Judge Nelisa Phiwokazi Mali [Nominated]
Adv Petrus Gcinumuzi Malindi SC [Nominated]
Mr Patrick Hasani Malungana
Mr Norman Michael Manoim [Nominated]
Mr Mandla Petrus Nathan Mbongwe [Nominated]
Mr Anthony Peter Millar
Adv Cassim Ismail Moosa
Mr Vuyo Thembile Mtati [Withdrew]
Ms Mashudu Maryrose Munzhelele [Nominated]
Adv Portia Dipuo Phahlane [Nominated]
Adv Brad Christopher Wanless SC

 

Following deliberations, the JSC has recommended the following candidates for appointment as judges at the Gauteng High Court:

1. Judge NP Mali
2. Adv GN Malindi SC
3. Mr N Manoim
4. Mr M Mbongwe
5. Adv P. Phahlane
6. Magistrate M Munzhelele

Adv Bruce Stanley Michael Bedderson [Nominated]
Mr Burt Silverston Laing
Adv Robin George Mossop SC
Mr Mfuniselwa Elijah Nkosi [Nominated]
Adv Carol Sibiya [Nominated]

 

After deliberations, the JSC has recommended the following candidates as judges in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court (eThekwini naseMgungundlovu):

1. Adv B Bedderson
2. Mr ME Nkosi
3. Advocate C Sibiya

Adv Jacques Louis Basson
Mr Vusumuzi Reuben Sinky Ngobe Nkosi
Adv Maitu Tsungai Mathe Phahane [Nominated]
Adv Francois Johannes Van der Merwe

 

Following deliberations, the JSC has recommended the following candidate to be a judge in the Labour Court:

Advocate Maitu Tsungai Phahane

Judge Thifhelimbilu Phanuel Mudau
Judge Moletje George Phatudi
Judge Matsaro Violet Semenya [Nominated]

 

Following deliberations, the Judicial Service Commission will recommend the following candidates for appointment as Deputy Judge President of Limpopo:

Judge Matsaro Violet Semenya

Mr Andrè Henry Petersen [Nominated]
Adv Frances Maria Magrietha Snyman SC [Nominated]

 

Following deliberations, the JSC has recommended the following candidates to two judge vacancies on the North West High Court:

1. Magistrate André Petersen
2. Advocate Frances Maria Snyman SC

Judge Mmathebe Violet Phatshoane [Nominated]

Following deliberations, the Judicial Service Commission has recommended the following candidate for appointment to Northern Cape Deputy Judge President:

Judge Mmathebe Violet Phatshoane

Adv Lawrence Gerald Lever SC [Nominated]
Adv Albert Punch Sibongile Nxumalo [Nominated]
Ms Janine Adéle Snyders

 

Following deliberations, the Judicial Service Commission will recommend the following candidates for appointment as judges of the Northern Cape:

1. Adv Lawrence Lever SC
2. Adv Sibongile Punch Nxumalo

Mr Matthew Francis [Nominated]
Adv Bryan Cecil Hack
Mr Selwyn Hockey
Adv Penelope Magona-Dano
Adv Nobahle Mangcu-Lockwood [Nominated]
Adv Frederick Siegfried Gustav Sievers SC [Withdrawn]
Mr Daniel Malefu Thulare

 

Following deliberations, the JSC has recommending the following candidates for two judge vacancies in the Western Cape High Court:

1. Advocate N. Mangcu-Lockwood
2. Mr M. Francis

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 suitability or otherwise of these candidates should address their comments to the Secretariat of the Judicial Service Commission at Chiloane@concourt.org.za and TPhaahlamohlaka@judiciary.org.za, Cc: JSC@judiciary.org.za.

Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than 08 March 2021. Issued by the Judicial Service Commission Enq: Mr C P Fourie 082 881 1737

The JSC has deemed it prudent to also republish the list of the candidates that were shortlisted for the April 2020 sitting which was postponed to April 2021. The need to republish this list is necessitated by the fact that some of the candidates that were shortlisted have since withdrawn their candidature, as well as for the sake of completeness.

The below mentioned candidates who were shortlisted on 07 February 2020 and supposed to have been interviewed in April 2020 will also be interviewed at the JSC sitting scheduled for 12 to 23 April 2021.

On 31 May 2019 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 17 vacancies in the various superior courts. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 28 June 2019. On 06 August 2019, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates who were interviewed in Midrand, Johannesburg on 07 – 11 October 2019:

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR JUDICIAL POSITIONS – APRIL 2020

Adv Alan Christopher Dodson SC
Judge Narandran Jody Kollapen [Nominated]
Judge Rammaka Steven Mathopo [Nominated]
Judge Mahube Betty Molemela [Nominated]
Judge Dhayanithie Pillay
Judge Bashier Vally [Nominated]

After interviewing 9 candidates for 2 positions on the Constitutional Court, the JSC has selected these 5 candidates as nominees for the position:

  1. Judge Kathree-Setiloane
  2. Judge Kollapen
  3. Judge Mathopo
  4. Judge Molemela
  5. Judge Vally

For the position of a Judge of the Electoral Court, there were no Judges nominated for this position and therefore no candidates were shortlisted. With regard to the position of the non-Judge member, the Screening Committee decided that this vacancy would not be dealt with at the JSC April 2020 sitting. Consequently, no candidates were shortlisted for this position.

The two candidates that were shortlisted for the two positions have withdrawn their candidatures.

Mr Muzikawukhelwana Thomas Ncube [Nominated]
Judge Cassim Mahomed Sardiwalla

 

Following deliberations, the JSC has nominated the following candidate for appointment as a judge in KZN (seconded to the Land Claims Court):

Magistrate Muzikawukhelwana Ncube

Mr Bruce Stanley Michael Bedderson [Nominated]
Mr Poobalan Govindasamy
Ms Sharon Margaret Marks
Ms Lokwalo Rose Mogwera
Adv Ian Lesley Topping SC

 

After deliberations, the JSC has recommended the following candidates as judges in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court (eThekwini naseMgungundlovu):

1. Adv B Bedderson
2. Mr ME Nkosi
3. Advocate C Sibiya

Judge Anna Maleshane Kgoele
Judge Segopotje Sheila Mphahlele [Nominated]

 

Following deliberations, the JSC has recommended the following candidate as Mpumalanga Deputy Judge President :

Judge Segopotje Sheila Mphahlele

Mr Heinrich Frederich Brauckmann
Mr Mpopelele Bruce Gilbert Langa
Adv Thandoluhle Moira Mankge [Nominated]
Adv Ntombizanele Elizabeth Ndlokovane
Mr Takalani Vincent Ratshibvumo [Nominated]
Adv Johannes Hendrickus Roelofse
Ms Lindiwe Dorothy Vukeya [Nominated]

 

After deliberations, the JSC will recommend the following candidates for appointment as judges in the Mpumalanga High Court:

1. Magistrate TV Ratshibvumo
2. Advocate TM Mankge
3. Magistrate LD Vukeya

Adv Nicolaas Gerhardus Laubscher [Withdrew]

Law bodies and members of the public have already been afforded the opportunity to comment on the suitability or otherwise of these candidates. Those comments have been received and circulated to the 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 suitability or otherwise of these candidates should address their comments to the Secretariat of the Judicial Service Commission at Chiloane@concourt.org.za and TPhaahlamohlaka@judiciary.org.za, Cc: JSC@judiciary.org.za.

Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than 08 March 2021. Issued by the Judicial Service Commission Enq: Mr C P Fourie 082 881 1737