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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, […]

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 […]

What is the Judicial Conduct Committee

WHAT IS THE JUDICIAL CONDUCT COMMITTEE? When the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) receives a misconduct complaint against a judge it will refer it to the Judicial Conduct Committee to assess the complaint and properly deal with it. The Judicial Conduct Committee is a 6-member body exclusively made up of judges and forms part of the […]