The dark world of judicial politics

2017-10-08 05:47

Issues of nepotism, favouritism and factionalism colour selection process of candidates standing for vacant posts.

EXCLUSIVE: New Constitutional Court judge's links to Zuma need scrutiny - NGO

2017-09-07 12:04

Justice Leona Theron, appointed as a Constitutional Court judge in June by President Jacob Zuma, previously had business dealings with two of his legal representatives, who in turn have worked closely with his son and nephew, an investigation has uncovered.

Casac welcomes Maya’s appointment as SCA president

2017-05-29 20:36

The appointment of Justice Mandisa Maya as Supreme Court of Appeal president will help strengthen South Africa’s constitutional democracy, NGO Casac has said.

Newsmaker: Mandisa Maya making history

2017-04-09 06:00

Mandisa Maya, who is soon to be confirmed as the first female president of the Supreme Court of Appeal, stretches her memory to recollect her earliest experience of sexism. Unsurprisingly, it is related to her desire to excel.

I am fascinated by the law - ConCourt judge candidate

2017-04-04 23:02

There are areas of weakness at the Supreme Court of Appeal which need to be addressed, Constitutional Court candidate Judge Malcolm Wallis has told the JSC.

Gender transformation in spotlight at JSC

2017-04-03 22:35

Women need to take on leadership roles in the judiciary, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has said during interviews for new judges.

Zuma’s judicial musical chairs

2017-03-26 06:00

Is the president trying to get rid of members of the Judicial Service Commission who appeared in cases that didn’t go his way? That seems to be the case, and his replacements don’t all cut the mustard.

Zuma replaces 3 JSC members

2017-03-02 23:44

President Jacob Zuma has decided to replace three members of the Judicial Service Commission, the presidency says.

Jansen complaint not finalised yet: JSC

2016-09-12 19:13

The complaint of racism lodged against Johannesburg High Court judge Mabel Jansen has not been finalised yet, the Judicial Service Commission said on Monday.

Masutha grants special leave to Judge Jansen

2016-05-11 14:00

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has approved a request for special leave for controversial High Court judge Mabel Jansen.


Judge Hlophe skirts conflict

2017-10-08 05:47

Rights unit says judge president should have recused himself from all Western Cape JSC interviews.

Zuma appoints 2 acting judges to ConCourt

2017-07-04 18:26

President Jacob Zuma has appointed two judges in acting capacities to the bench of the Constitutional Court.

Zuma’s role in the judicial system

2017-04-09 06:00

In a week of heightened suspicion about the president, his appointment of three new members to the JSC attracted scrutiny.

JSC recommends Tlaletsi as Northern Cape Judge President

2017-04-06 12:25

The Judicial Service Commission says it will recommend Judge Pule Tlaletsi as the next Judge President of the Northern Cape High Court.

I don't feel like a 'junk' person - judge candidate

2017-04-04 17:23

South Africa’s credit ratings downgrade must not reflect how South Africans feel about themselves, Judge Jody Kollapen has said.

Zuma appoints three JSC members

2017-04-03 11:04

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Advocate Thandi Norman, Advocate Thabani Masuku and Sifiso Msomi to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

Zuma considers designating 3 new JSC members

2017-03-24 09:17

President Jacob Zuma is considering designating three new members of the Judicial Service Commission, says the Presidency.

Kenya's new Chief Justice must press on with cleaning up the judiciary

2016-10-07 16:00

Despite some criticism, the screening of 50-odd judges and nearly 300 magistrates was a remarkable achievement. But Kenya's new Chief Justice has some cleaning up left to do, writes Jan van Zyl Smit.

ConCourt dismisses appeal on SCA's Judge Hlophe misconduct ruling

2016-05-16 23:12

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by Justices Bess Nkabinde and Chris Jafta for leave to appeal the Supreme Court of Appeal's ruling regarding the misconduct allegations against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.

I fought apartheid, Judge Mabel Jansen said in JSC interview

2016-05-11 13:52

Embattled High Court Judge Mabel Jansen told the Judicial Service Commission before her appointment in 2013 that she fought apartheid and knew what hardship meant.

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