The process of appointing permanent magistrates is different from that of appointing acting magistrates. This includes Magistrate, Senior Magistrate, Regional Magistrate, Chief Magistrate or Regional Court President.
Following the notification of existing vacancies and the advertisement of these vancancies, a shortlist of candidates are invited for interviews by the Magistrates Commission.
Candidates who succeed at these interviews are recommended to the Minister of Justice for appointment. Usually three recommendations are made per each vacancy.