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Chief Justice Interviews

The appointment of the new Chief Justice: What went wrong? Is it as bad as it seems? Where do we go from here?

The appointment of the new Chief Justice: What went wrong? Is it as bad as it seems? Where do we go from here?

The process of appointing South Africa’s next Chief Justice was never going to be a simple one. There was unprecedented process involving the consideration of four candidates, part of which involved public interviews by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), a body which has been subject to much criticism over the years. And, in 2021, had […]

Chief Justice Interview videos

CHIEF JUSTICE INTERVIEWS The public interviews of the shortlisted nominees for the top post in the country’s judiciary, took place from 1 – 4 February 2022. Four exceptional candidates are in the running. The nominees are Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, President of the Supreme Court of Appeals Mandisa Maya, Constitutional Court Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, and Gauteng Judge President [...]
Chief Justice Interview Synopses

Chief Justice Interview Synopses

Chief Justice Interviews: Watch the full video and synopses The public interviews of the shortlisted nominees for the top post in the country’s judiciary, took place from 1 – 4 February 2022. Four exceptional candidates were interviewed. One candidate per day. Tuesday 1 February 2022: Constitutional Court Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga Wednesday 2 February 2022: President of [...]
The Chief Justice appointment process: Where are we now and what happens next?

The Chief Justice appointment process: Where are we now and what happens next?

On 16 September 2021 President Ramaphosa kicked-off the process of selecting South Africa’s next chief justice by making an unprecedented call for nominations from the public. Although it came only 20 days before the retirement of outgoing Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, this historic break from past practice is a boost for transparency and participatory democracy, […]

JSC Chief Justice interviews panel

  For five days between 1 and 5 February 2022 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will convene in Johannesburg to interview four candidates for Chief Justice of South Africa: Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, Supreme Court of Appeal President Mandisa Maya, Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo and Constitutional Court Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga. Having so many […]

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

The public interviews of the shortlisted nominees took place from 1 – 4 February 2022. The nominees are Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, President of the Supreme Court of Appeals Mandisa Maya, Constitutional Court Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, and Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo. Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga is currently most senior judge on […]

Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga

Capacity: Justice of Constitutional Court First appointed as judge: 1996, Eastern Cape High Court (resigned 2001) Further appointments: 2013 – Constitutional Court Gender: Male Ethnicity: African Date of Birth: March 1962 Qualifications: B.Iuris (WSU) LLB (Rhodes) LLM (Notre Dame, USA) Key judgments: Bwanya v Master of the High Court, Cape Town (CCT 241/20) [2021] ZACC [...]