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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”.

MAGISTRATES APPOINTED AS JUDGES AFTER THE OCTOBER 2021 JSC INTERVIEW ROUND

MAGISTRATES APPOINTED AS JUDGES AFTER THE OCTOBER 2021 JSC INTERVIEW ROUND

Following the October 2021 interviews and the recommendations of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), the President has appointed 25 judges to South Africa’s superior courts. Of the 25, five are magistrates who are rising through the ranks, and one a member of the Magistrates Commission. We take a closer look at these current and former […]

MAGISTRATES past and present, who successfully interviewed in the April 2021 JSC interviews

MAGISTRATES past and present, who successfully interviewed in the April 2021 JSC interviews

Following the April 2021 interviews and the recommendations of the JSC, President Ramaphosa has appointed 28 judges to South Africa’s courts. Of these 28, eight were magistrates that have risen or are rising through the ranks. We take a closer look at these current and former magistrates nominated for advancement. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF […]

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