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Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s legacy as Chief Justice

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s legacy as Chief Justice

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s tenure, marked by significant reforms in the Judicial Service Commission and a strong public defense of the judiciary, leaves a mixed legacy as he steps down, having faced challenges in fully achieving judicial independence and fixing the Constitutional Court. His role as chair of the State Capture Commission remains a notable highlight of his career.

Sexual Harassment and the Courts – Power imbalances are often at play

Sexual Harassment and the Courts – Power imbalances are often at play

Eastern Cape Judge President Selby Mbenenge, accused of sexual harassment, will face a Judicial Conduct Tribunal but remains unsuspended, breaking precedent and raising concerns about the JSC’s handling of such cases. This situation underscores the urgent need for an Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy in the judiciary to address power imbalances and protect victims.