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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 […]

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, […]