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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”.

Key findings Magistrates’ survey

Key findings Magistrates’ survey

In our survey of South Africa’s Magistrates’ perceptions of their working environment which was conducted through an online survey between the 20 September to 18 October 2019 we were presented with the following data… Survey’s key findings The Magistrates we surveyed were demographically broadly reflective of the total number of magistrates in South Africa and […]

About Magistrates’ perceptions survey

About Magistrates’ perceptions survey

Our research looks at magistrates’ own perceptions of their workplace (the courts); the perceptions of ordinary people who use the courts; and analyses the kinds of misconduct issues that are dealt with by the Magistrates Commission and the system of dealing with misconduct. This report deals with the first of these – magistrates’ perceptions of their own work environment.

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