This paper discusses the current position regarding the governance of the judiciary in South Africa. It identifies criticisms of the current system and areas in which reform appears to be needed.
Addressing crucial judicial governance issues is an important step towards the establishment of a single, effective and fully independent judiciary.
[Media Statement] Judges Matter welcomes the decision to recommend the removal from office of Judges Motata and Hlophe.
Judges Matter welcomes the majority decision of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional to recommend to the National Assembly that retired Judge Nkola Motata and suspended Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe be removed from office as judges.
Can we say that we are really dedicated to transformation if black women must choose between individual ambition, or staying in one position as it fills the quota of having more black women as heads of courts?
Judges Matter condemns, in the strongest terms, the comments made by EFF leader, Mr Julius Malema, accusing Magistrate Twanet Olivier of corruption and incompetence without any substantiation.
The Labour Court sits at the nerve centre of South Africa’s labour dispute resolution system. Despite its importance, the Labour Court has faced several challenges in recent years.
[Media Statement] Judges Matter statement on sexual harassment investigation Into Eastern Cape Judge President
Judges Matter statement on sexual harassment investigation Into Eastern Cape Judge President Selby Mbenenge
The October 2023 DGRU submission reflects on the progress made by the JSC and suggests areas for improvement, intended to enhance the legitimacy of the judicial appointment process.
Judge Motata is not facing impeachment as a result of drunk driving, Rather it is the result of two other complaints: One, how he defended himself in his criminal trial, and the second is a charge of racism.