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[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 […]

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.