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The burning issues the new Chief Justice will face in their first few days

The burning issues the new Chief Justice will face in their first few days

Following a grueling and rowdy series of Judicial Service Commission interviews, the ball of who will become the next chief justice of South Africa is now firmly in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s court. As many have stated, the decision ultimately lies with the President, despite the JSC’s recommendation of Supreme Court of Appeal President Mandisa Maya. […]

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 […]

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 […]