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In the words of former Chief Justice of South Africa Ismail Mohamed:

it is in the Magistrates’ Courts that justice is tested in its most crucial, most pervasive, most voluminous, most pressurized, and logistically most demanding dimensions – in literally thousands of cases every day…the continuous struggle for the legitimacy and the efficacy of the instruments of justice is substantially lost or won in the Magistrates Courts”.

[MEDIA STATEMENT] MAGISTRATES MATTER CALLS FOR PROTECTION OF MAGISTRATES IN THE LINE OF DUTY FOLLOWING SHOOTING INCIDENT IN CAPE TOWN

[MEDIA STATEMENT] MAGISTRATES MATTER CALLS FOR PROTECTION OF MAGISTRATES IN THE LINE OF DUTY FOLLOWING SHOOTING INCIDENT IN CAPE TOWN

Research already shows that magistrates feel unsafe in their working environment – the latest incident is a call for urgent action to protect them. Magistrates Matter is shocked and disturbed at media reports of an incident where a Cape Town magistrate was injured in a shooting incident. According to media reports, Magistrate A.C. Mashala was […]

Magistrates who will interview in the April 2021 JSC interviews

Magistrates who will interview in the April 2021 JSC interviews

Interview preview: current and former magistrates on the path to high judicial office Prior to 1994, judges were only appointed from the ranks of senior counsel (advocates) at the Bar. These judges were almost exclusively white men. Today things are different. In accordance with our constitution, the judiciary is required to ‘broadly reflect the racial […]

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