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Motata still getting salary while probe is on

2014-07-14 08:33
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While an investigation into complaints against drink-and-drive High Court Judge Nkola Motata are on hold, he continues to stay at home and earn a monthly salary.

Tribunal to consider Motata complaint

2014-02-22 16:07

The Judicial Conduct Tribunal probing a complaint of racism against Judge Nkola Motata will sit to consider preliminary issues, the tribunal says.

ConCourt judges file Hlophe application

2013-10-21 10:46

Two Constitutional Court judges have filed a high court application to review a tribunal hearing into a complaint of misconduct against Judge John Hlophe, the JSC says.

Mogoeng not worried about Hlophe tribunal

2013-10-10 08:15

The controversial misconduct tribunal facing Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe did not put the judiciary's independence and integrity at risk, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

Judges ready to testify against Hlophe

2013-10-03 12:44

The Constitutional Court judges who laid a misconduct complaint against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe are ready to testify against him, their legal representative says.

Hlophe hearing postponed

2013-10-01 14:45

The Judicial Service Commission tribunal hearing into a complaint of misconduct against Cape Judge President John Hlophe has been postponed.

Hlophe probe delays 'undermine confidence'

2013-09-30 17:05

Further delays in the judicial misconduct probe into Cape Judge President John Hlophe will undermine public confidence, a tribunal has heard.

Hlophe tribunal not proper - lawyer

2013-09-30 12:25

A technical oversight could mean a judicial conduct probe into Cape Judge President John Hlophe has not been properly convened, a tribunal heard on Monday.

Hlophe tribunal set for next week

2013-09-23 12:02

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe will face a tribunal next week to deal with a complaint dating back to 2008, Freedom Under Law says.

Committee dismisses Mogoeng complaint

2013-09-10 11:16

A bid to impeach Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has been dismissed, the Judicial Conduct Committee says.

Black lawyers criticise Mogoeng complaint

2013-08-09 07:27
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A complaint calling for the impeachment of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is an attack on the transformation of the judiciary, the Black Lawyers' Association have said.

Chief justice facing impeachment complaint

2013-08-06 14:52

A complaint calling for the impeachment of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has been laid with the Judicial Service Commission.

Hlophe to face tribunal in September

2013-06-25 10:01

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe will face a tribunal in September to deal with allegations of gross misconduct, a report states.

Radebe: Full jails a sign NPA is working

2013-05-29 14:27
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Busy courts and over-crowded jails indicate that the NPA is doing a good job, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says.

Date set for Motata tribunal

2013-04-25 21:24

The Judicial Conduct Tribunal to investigate a complaint of racism against Judge Nkola Motata is scheduled to take place in June, the Judicial Service Commission says.

Idea of 'merit' offensive - Smuts

2013-04-21 14:20

Former JSC official Izak Smuts has reportedly suggested that the idea of merit when it comes to making judicial appointments is "offensive", and that constitutional values need to be embraced.

Selecting judges 'a very difficult task'

2013-04-17 09:37

Retired Constitutional Court Judge Kate O'Regan says the Judicial Service Commission faces "a very difficult task" in deciding how to select judges.

Ntsebeza: Smuts was right to quit JSC

2013-04-15 12:00

Izak Smuts, the senior advocate who quit the Judicial Service Commission amid disagreement about transformation, was right to resign, a spokesperson says.

Four new women judges recommended

2013-04-11 22:16

The Judicial Service Commission has recommended that four women be appointed as judges of the High Courts in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Mogoeng sends male candidate packing

2013-04-11 17:46

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has abruptly dismissed an aspiring judge after he dithered when asked if female candidates should be given preference.

JSC in talks on transformation

2013-04-08 14:41

The Judicial Service Commission has been in discussions about a call by one of its members, to "come clean" on the appointment of white men as judges.

Jeremy Gauntlett grateful for support

2013-02-25 09:05

Advocate Jeremy Gauntlett has expressed his gratitude to those who supported his unsuccessful nomination for an appointment to the Constitutional Court.

Gauntlett complaint dismissed

2013-01-30 11:11

The Cape Bar Council has dismissed a professional misconduct complaint against advocate Jeremy Gauntlett.

47 top academics support Gauntlett

2012-11-29 11:40

Forty-seven of the country's top legal academics have collectively called on the Judicial Services Commission to appoint advocate Jeremy Gauntlett to the Constitutional Court.

Support pours in for Gauntlett

2012-11-19 09:42

Nominations have poured in for advocate Jeremy Gauntlett to become a Constitutional Court judge after he was snubbed by the Judicial Services Commission for a spot on the Western Cape High Court bench.

 

Shock over Malema's JSC appointment

2014-06-25 09:33
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Opposition parties have reacted with shock after EFF leader Julius Malema was included as a member of the Judicial Services Commission, which is responsible for appointing the country's judges.

Zuma appoints mostly female judges

2013-12-01 16:14
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President Jacob Zuma has appointed six new female judges to the High Court on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission.

7 women on recommended judges list

2013-10-17 12:13

The Judicial Service Commission has recommended nine candidates for appointment as judges, seven of whom are women.

Constitution is supreme - Yacoob

2013-10-09 19:55

Former Constitutional Court Justice Zak Yacoob says that if the judiciary is to transform, the values of the Constitution should be of the most importance when judges apply their minds.

Hlophe hearing must proceed - tribunal

2013-10-03 11:44

A hearing into a misconduct complaint against Cape Judge President John Hlophe must go ahead, the tribunal’s president has ruled.

Hlophe tribunal invalid - lawyer

2013-10-01 13:31

A Judicial Service Commission tribunal hearing into a complaint of misconduct against Cape Judge President John Hlophe is invalid, a lawyer for Constitutional Court Judges Chris Jafta and Bess Nkabinde says.

No formal Hlophe complaint - lawyer

2013-09-30 14:01

Constitutional Court judges Chris Jafta and Bess Nkabinde did not lodge a formal complaint against Cape Judge President John Hlophe, a tribunal has heard.

Hlophe probe could end on Monday - lawyer

2013-09-30 09:04

The judicial conduct investigation into Cape Judge President John Hlophe could come to an end on Monday, his lawyer says.

Hoffman takes advice on ruling

2013-09-10 16:17

Advocate Paul Hoffman is taking advice on the Judicial Conduct Committee's dismissal of his complaint about Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's remarks on transformation.

Mogoeng: I'm not racist

2013-08-12 11:32
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Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has responded to remarks made by him on the transformation of the judiciary.

3 likely outcomes for Mogoeng - JSC

2013-08-07 09:13

There were three likely outcomes to the complaint laid against Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng with the Judicial Service Commission, it says.

Mogoeng hits out at JSC critics

2013-07-09 16:37

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has criticised individuals he claims are attempting to "delegitimise" the Judicial Service Commission.

Suzman group: JSC process unlawful

2013-06-07 13:26

The Helen Suzman Foundation wants the Judicial Service Commission's decision-making process, which overlooked Jeremy Gauntlett SC for a job on the Bench, declared unlawful.

Ntsebeza: Govt must hire black advocates

2013-05-10 09:49
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Advocate and JSC spokesperson Dumisa Ntsebeza has reportedly criticised the government for not employing black advocates, saying this is driving them out of the profession.

JSC's Motata tribunal welcomed

2013-04-25 13:10

Civil rights organisation AfriForum has welcomed the appointment of a Judicial Conduct Tribunal to investigate its complaint of racism against Judge Nkola Motata.

Slow gender transformation in judiciary

2013-04-21 09:41

The slow pace of gender transformation in the judiciary has been criticised, with African women making up less than one percent of the senior counsel in SA's legal profession.

FF Plus supports legal action on JSC

2013-04-15 16:17

The Freedom Front Plus will support legal action, which may be taken against the Judicial Service Commission relating to transformation of the Bench, the party says.

JSC member quits

2013-04-12 16:04

Judicial Service Commission member Isak Smuts has resigned from his position on the JSC.

AfriForum: Nurse language rights

2013-04-11 20:15

The Judicial Service Commission needs to make the judiciary more aware of language rights, lobby group AfriForum says.

JSC in heated debate over transformation

2013-04-10 10:32

Eastern Cape High Court Judge Clive Plasket and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng have got into a heated argument over transformation before the Judicial Service Commission.

White men can't judge - commissioner

2013-04-07 20:17
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One of the Judicial Service Commission's own says its time to admit male candidates have no chance.

Gauntlett misses out on ConCourt post

2013-02-22 22:25

Advocate Jeremy Gauntlett has not made the cut for the Constitutional Court vacancy, a report says.

Gauntlett on ConCourt judge shortlist

2013-01-16 11:23

Controversial Cape Town advocate Jeremy Gauntlett has been named as one of five candidates on the shortlist for appointment as a Constitutional Court judge by the Judicial Services Commission (JSC), Beeld reported.

Gauntlett facing misconduct complaint

2012-11-23 11:01

A professional misconduct complaint has been lodged against advocate Jeremy Gauntlett by lawyer Paul Ngobeni, who is being investigated for fraud in the US.

JSC puts too much weight on race - claim

2012-11-14 14:35

The Judicial Services Commission is putting too much weight on race, rather than on properly qualified and fit candidates when recommending judges for appointment, the FW de Klerk Foundation says.

 
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