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Magistrates Commission criteria

Magistrates Commission criteria

Questions asked by the Magistrates Commission during the interviews and the criteria applied Filling the vacancies – October 2019 interviews It is undisputed that there exists a huge number of vacant positions within the Magistracy. There are currently 26 vacant positions of regional court magistrates. The vacant positions vary between Soweto, Brits, Tlhabane, Moretele, Rustenburg, […]

Judges Matter results April – October 2019

Judges Matter results April – October 2019

About Judges Matter Judges Matter is a loose coalition of civil society organisations who believe in the importance of judges. Judges Matter focuses on the appointments process for judges in South Africa. Judges Matter’s aim is to track and illustrate the appointment process by attending the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interviews of judicial candidates and […]

Most read articles of 2019

Most read articles of 2019

Throughout the year we write articles to share information about the JSC, the judges’ interview process and the South African judicial system as a whole. Here is a list of Judges Matter’s most popular articles in 2019. Five ConCourt candidates recommended to the President Six candidates were interviewed for the Constitutional Court on Wednesday 3 […]

The Importance of Transparency in Judicial Selections and Appointments

The Importance of Transparency in Judicial Selections and Appointments

This article was originally published by the UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network. Read the original article. In October 2018, the Southern African Chief Justices’ Forum (SACJF) formally adopted the Lilongwe Principles and Guidelines on the Selection and Appointment of Judicial Officers. The Lilongwe Principles and Guidelines, which have previously been discussed in a ‘Views’ piece […]

Criticism of the judiciary: attacking the authority of the courts

Criticism of the judiciary: attacking the authority of the courts

Maintaining the integrity of the judicial process In the Constitution of South Africa, Chapter 9 deals with State Institutions supporting Constitutional Democracy. Under section 194, Removal from Office it states the following; “(2) A resolution of the National Assembly concerning the removal from office of— (a) the Public Protector or the Auditor-General must be adopted […]