THE APRIL 2023 JSC INTERVIEWS took PLACE at the Capital on the Park HOTEL on Katherine Street, Sandton from 17 – 21 APRIL.
JSC SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT – APRIL 2023
On 31 October 2022 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 30 November 2022.
The Screening Committee of the JSC met on 30 January and 31 January 2023 and shortlisted the following candidates to be interviewed. All comments and objections on the candidates had to reach the Secretariat by 3 March 2023.
In terms of section 174(4) of the Constitution the JSC is required to submit to the President a minimum of four names of candidates from which the President must choose if there is one vacancy to be filled in the Constitutional Court. One vacancy was advertised for the Constitutional Court. Four candidates were nominated for the vacancy. One of the candidates was not shortlisted to be interviewed. This meant that there were not enough candidates who could be interviewed for the Constitutional Court in April. Accordingly, no candidates will be interviewed for the Constitutional Court in April.
No candidates were nominated for this vacancy
Adv Thembi Precious Bokako
Adv John Holland-Müter SC
Ms Mabaeng Morongwe Denise Lenyai
Mr Patrick Hasani Malungana (Withdrawn)
Mr Bulawayo Prince Manyathi
Adv Johannes Moorcroft (Withdrawn)
Mr Mandlenkosi Percival Motha
Mr Mokate Victor Noko
Adv Linda Ann Retief
Adv Brad Christopher Wanless SC
After deliberations the Judicial Service Commission will advise the President to appoint the following as judges in the Gauteng High Court:
No candidates were nominated for this position
The JSC advertised two positions for Polokwane and Thohoyandou. The position for Polokwane was advertised in anticipation of a vacancy by the time of selecting candidates to be interviewed. A vacancy has not opened up as anticipated and as a result no candidates have been shortlisted for Polokwane.
The JSC has shortlisted the following candidates for Thohoyandou:
Following deliberations, the JSC has decided to leave the vacancy open. No candidate was recommended for appointment.
The JSC will interview the shortlisted candidates during the week of 17 to 21 April 2023. The shortlisted candidates will be notified of the exact 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 a shortlisted candidate should address their comments to the Secretariat of the Judicial Service Commission at KMoretlwe@judiciary.org.za and TPhaahlamohlaka@judiciary.org.za, Copied to: JSC@judiciary.org.za.
Comments in respect of each candidate must be submitted on a separate page in both pdf and word version document.
Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than 3 March 2023.
No comments received after the closing date will be considered.
Issued by the Judicial Service Commission Enq: Adv MS Baloyi SC 083 631 5741 or Mr M Notyesi 072 334 9357