In a saga that has dragged on for more than a decade, the Judicial Conduct Tribunal investigating the alleged misconduct of Judge President John Hlophe has been delayed, once again, due to a dispute regarding payment of legal fees between the Office of the State Attorney and Hlophe.
Soon after announcing that the tribunal investigating alleged gross misconduct by Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe was set to resume proceedings on Monday, the Judicial Conduct Tribunal on Friday announced that the hearings had been halted once again.
The judicial conduct tribunal, which was set up to hear complaints against Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe, has again been delayed – this time due to legal disputes between the state attorney and Judge Hlophe’s legal team.
A tribunal investigating gross misconduct by Western Cape judge president John Hlophe is set to resume this month, more than a year since it was last postponed.
Nkola Motata, a former judge who was convicted of drunk driving in 2009, can expect a summons from the owner of the home he drove into while intoxicated in 2007.
The Judicial Conduct Tribunal has finalised the case against disgraced retired judge Nkola Motata and is expected to make public its ruling soon.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has found retired judge Nkola Motata guilty of misconduct and ordered him to pay more than R1m.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has dismissed the complaint of Judge Tintswalo Annah Nana Makhubele against her colleague Judge Neil Tuchten. The decision was handed down by Judge Patricia Goliath on Wednesday morning.
Three women and one man have been recommended to President Cyril Ramaphosa for appointment to the Bench.
The Chief Justice worries Hitler’s propaganda strategy of repeating a lie until it becomes truth is working in modern-day SA.
Judge Ronald Hendricks is being interviewed for the position of deputy judge president of the North West, as Judicial Services Commission (JSC) interviews continue in Midrand on Tuesday.
Judge Roland Hendricks, who is in the running for the position of deputy judge president of the North West, on Tuesday moved to assure the judicial services commission that his former political affiliation to the ANC would hold no bearing on his judicial performance.
Tempers flared in the Pietermaritzburg regional court this week as judicial officers went head to head in a court case filled with scandalous allegations about each other, including claims of cabals, lewd behaviour, nepotism, and racial slurs.
North West deputy judge president candidate warns against ‘wild allegations’ of judiciary corruption
North West High Court Judge Ronald Hendrickse said impartiality is of the utmost important when it comes to our judiciary.
The judicial service commission (JSC) on Tuesday said it would recommend judge Roland Hendricks for the position of North West deputy judge president.
A good judicial officer must be able to divorce himself from “biasness”, North West High Court Judge Ronald Hendricks said on Tuesday during his Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interview.
Free State judge candidate Nokuthula Sylvia Daniso managed to impress the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Tuesday, when she interviewed for a vacancy in the Free State High Court.
The chief justice discusses issues such as the spanking ruling, and why he shouldn’t be criticised for ‘getting involved in politics’.
After an afternoon of Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interviews, no one was recommended for appointment as deputy judge president of the Limpopo high court, with all the candidates apparently failing to impress.
The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) has expressed its doubts over judge Thifhelimbilu Phanuel Mudau’s candidacy for the position of deputy judge president of the Limpopo division of the high court.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has come out in defence of the judiciary, saying it had never shied away from openly pursuing any judge accused of misconduct.
At least three members of the 23-person panel that interviews candidates to be judges have legal action pending against them.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has made two new appointments to the Constitutional Court Bench – judges Zukisa Tshiqi and Stevan Majiedt.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed two prominent South African Judges Steven Majiedt and Zukisa Tshiqi to the highest court of the land – the Constitutional Court – to replace the former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and Bess Nkabinde.
Accusation that Western Cape Judge President tried to intervene in favour of Jacob Zuma has still not been dealt with.
The controversial human trafficking trial involving Nigerian televangelist Timothy Omotoso is scheduled to begin again in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday – before a new judge.
There have been two judicial vacancies at the Constitutional Court since 2017. They will soon be filled if at least two nominations for the positions get presidential approval.
The JSC removed Kathree-Setiloane, who is a judge at the high court in Johannesburg and was retired Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro’s first clerk.
With the current batch of retirements at the Supreme Court of Appeal, the appeal court was losing 93 years of judicial experience, KwaZulu-Natal High Court judge Trevor Gorven said on Tuesday.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) this week heard that tensions among the judges of the Supreme Court of Appeal persist, with fresh allegations of “uncollegial” conduct by the court’s senior justices dominating the interview process to fill vacancies in the highest courts of the land.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has heard from three of the six candidates vying for two vacancies on the Constitutional Court Bench.
Last week the Judicial Service Commission sat to appoint a number of judges to various courts and to recommend five candidates for two vacancies at the Constitutional Court.
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has a new deputy president in Xola Petse after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Tuesday found that Petse — nominated for the post by President Cyril Ramaphosa — was suitable for appointment.
This week’s sitting of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in Johannesburg to interview candidates for appointment to, or promotion within, the judiciary provided several moments that confounded expectations, raising questions about the rigour, focus, unacknowledged prejudices and insecurities of its members.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has recommended five candidates to President Cyril Ramaphosa for vacancies on the Constitutional Court Bench.
The JSC removed Kathree-Setiloane, who is a judge at the high court in Johannesburg and was retired Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro’s first clerk.
The legal fraternity is not a unified community and rarely is there across-the-board support for a candidate seeking to be a judge.
The Judicial Service Commission has shed light on why it decided to halt the interviews of the six people vying for the two vacant Constitutional Court positions.
One can be a very competent high court judge or even a member of the Supreme Court of Appeal and not be deemed sufficiently qualified for the highest judicial office where the judgments of the Constitutional Court bind the entire legal system.
A “potential conflict of interest” has led to the postponement of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interviews of two candidates for the Constitutional Court Bench.
Interviews for candidates for appointment to the Constitutional Court were postponed on Monday because of a “potential conflict of interest” on the part of Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) president, Mandisa Maya.
Positions left vacant by the promotion of deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo in March 2017, and the retirement of justice Bess Nkabinde in 2018, have not yet been filled.
The judicial conduct tribunal to investigate and decide on a complaint lodged by Constitutional Court justices against Western Cape judge president John Hlophe is set to begin on Monday.
The Judicial Conduct Tribunal set up to hear complaints against Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe has hit yet another snag.
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe is stunned that the tribunal investigating a complaint of gross misconduct against him has again been postponed, according to his lawyer.
‘This is quite clearly a delay that was secured, if not engineered, by Judge Hlophe,’ Freedom Under Law chair Johann Kriegler says.
From 9 to 13 April 2018, the Judicial Service Commission (the JSC) will hold interviews to fill twelve vacancies in several Superior Courts.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng announced on Monday, during Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interviews in Midrand, that Judge Colin Lamont, has withdrawn his application for appointment to the Supreme Court of Appeal Bench.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is scheduled to conduct interviews to fill three vacant positions in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), this week.
Judges who were being interviewed for three positions at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) expressed mixed feelings about their experiences while acting at that court.
Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Trevor Gorven said he would always be available to act at the Supreme Court of Appeal‚ but would have to carefully consider putting himself forward again for nomination if he was unsuccessful.
A white male judge applying for one of three positions with the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) supports transformation but believes there might be a slot for him in that court.
Johannesburg high court Judge Moroa Tsoka said he was unfazed by the fact that some Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judges seemed not to welcome him during his stint at that court.
Free State Judge President Mahube Molemela has described her shock at finding some “cold and unfriendly” colleagues at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) when she acted as a judge in that court last year.
Johannesburg High Court Judge Pieter Meyer is applying for one of three vacant positions in the Supreme Court of Appeal
Free State Judge President Mahube Molemela‚ Johannesburg High Court Judge Tati Makgoka and Western Cape High Court Judge Ashton Schippers have been recommended by the Judicial Commission for appointment to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).
Free State Judge President Mahube Molemela has described her shock in finding some “cold and unfriendly” colleagues at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) when she acted as a judge in that court last year.
Veteran advocate Ian Topping is putting his hand up for a third time for a spot on the KwaZulu-Natal Bench.
Justice Minister Michael Masutha was astounded that one of the applicants for a vacancy in the Durban High Court had not worked with a black counterpart in her 23 years as an advocate.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has recommended a retired magistrate and an attorney for two vacancies in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.
In March, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng delivered a speech to the 2018 African Law School Leadership Forum, Conference on Legal Education, at the University of Cape Town. Mogoeng’s speech was titled; From Imitation to Innovation: Comparative Perspectives on Legal Education.
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A judicial tribunal probing the conduct of retired Judge Nkola Motata has found that his conduct at the scene of a car crash in 2007 was “racist”.
Aubrey Masango spoke to The Coordinator of The Judges Matter Project, Alison Tilley on the Judicial tribunal’s findings that retired Judge Nkola Motata was ‘racist’ and ‘lacked integrity’.
The tribunal established to investigate gross misconduct complaints against Pretoria High Court Judge Nkola Motata has recommended that he be impeached for gross misconduct.
More than a decade since a drunk judge, Nkola Motata, was recorded swearing at onlookers after he crashed his Jaguar into a wall‚ a Judicial Service Commission tribunal has found that his racist comments — and the dishonest way in which he conducted his trial — could justify his removal as a judge.
JSC: Chief Justice to decide when to meet over Judge Motata’s fate following judicial tribunal report
Following the judicial tribunal ruling that the conduct of retired Judge Nkola Motata at the scene of a car crash in 2007 was racist and lacked integrity, the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) will now meet to consider the report and its recommendations.
Limpopo Judge President Ephraim Makgoba has lashed out at government for its tendency of not taking note of rulings.
The long-running saga of whether Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe sought to improperly influence the justices of the Constitutional Court in a 2008 matter involving former president Jacob Zuma will finally be clarified when the tribunal set up to hear evidence sits for two weeks at the beginning of July.
Freedom Under Law has rapped the Judicial Service Commission for taking so long to deal with matters involving judges accused of misconduct.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed Dali Mpofu SC and Jennifer Cane SC as members of the Judicial Service Commission with immediate effect‚ the Presidency said on Friday.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed Advocate Daluxolo (Dali) Mpofu SC and Advocate Jennifer Cane SC as members of the Judicial Service Commission with immediate effect‚ the presidency said on Friday.
Johannesburg – English will be the only language of record in South African courts, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said on Friday.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questioned on Thursday whether that which anti-apartheid activist Bram Fischer had fought and died for had lost relevance to SA and her people.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng‚ Justice Minister Michael Masutha and other members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Wednesday grilled candidates on judgments reserved – some for as long as a year – while they were acting judges.
The report comes against the backdrop of increasing friction between the executive and the judiciary on matters of governance.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says business needs to invest before it’s too late, and help deal with racism, land and exclusion.
THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) wrapped up a week of interviews on Friday after appointing four judges to the Eastern Cape and Limpopo divisions of the High Court.
THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) announced on Thursday that it had recommended six candidates for appointment to the Gauteng High Court.
The reference list protests at the University currently known as Rhodes University, the rape of a protesting student by a private security guard at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and last years’ schisms within student movements at the University of Cape Town and University of the Witwatersrand plainly demonstrate the pervasive and violent nature of patriarchy and its expressions.
A SENIOR counsel hoping to be appointed to the Gauteng High Courts on Thursday faced tough questions at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interviews about having been conscripted into the army during the apartheid-era and his lack of political activism.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has begun the process of interviewing short-listed candidates who hope to get onto the bench in a court of law.
In a dramatic turn‚ interviews for the appointment of a judge to the Constitutional Court were derailed on Tuesday‚ because one of the candidates withdrew after it emerged that a last-minute complaint had been filed against him with the Judicial Service Commission.
A COMPLAINT about Supreme Court of Appeal Justice Ronnie Bosielo’s involvement in a black economic empowerment deal with Northam Platinum saw him on Tuesday withdrawing at the last minute from vying for a post on the Constitutional Court, derailing the process.
A MARATHON day is expected on Wednesday as the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is due to interview for six vacancies on the Gauteng High Court.
JUDICIAL Service Commission (JSC) interviews began on Monday morning, with the commission looking to fill one vacancy on the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.
A CANDIDATE for judicial appointment was on Wednesday questioned at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) about whether judges’ spouses should be able to have business interests.
The official announcement of President Jacob Zuma’s appointment of the Judges to the Supreme Court of Appeal and various High Courts, on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission following the April 2016 JSC interviews has been made.
Like the saltiness that floated in off the Atlantic Ocean and hung over the Sea Point hotel in Cape Town, the Constitutional Court’s judgment that found President Jacob Zuma had violated the country’s founding document weighed on the members of the Judicial Service Commission.
Cape Town – No one is above the law and no state authority is immune from being held accountable. This is one of the key points that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng highlighted in an interview with Netwerk24 on Thursday – a week after his Nkandla judgment in the Constitutional Court.
CAPE senior counsel Michael Donen SC was put on the spot by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Friday for his role in the 1978 prosecution of the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) Tokyo Sexwale.