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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 […]

‘Why Judicial officers must at all times be beyond reproach’ – The case of Mr Desmond Nair

‘Why Judicial officers must at all times be beyond reproach’ – The case of Mr Desmond Nair

In the last decade, there have been several allegations of corruption and capture of key organs of the state, from parastatal companies and government departments, including the highest offices in the land. The judiciary has not been left unscathed. So far very little proof has been handed up to substantiate claims against judicial officers and […]