To protect judicial independence judges are given lifetime appointments to the Bench. This means that once you are appointed as a judge, you will die as a judge.
At its meeting on Monday 25 July 2022 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), deliberated and resolved to advise the President to suspend Judge President Hlophe in terms of section 177 (3) of the Constitution.
“We don’t have the basic Telkom line” – the urgent challenges of judicial governance and administration
The OCJ was established as a standalone national government department to provide administrative support to the Chief Justice and the rest of the judiciary. It was meant to take care of all the administrative functions.
Today marks 100 days since Justice Raymond Zondo was appointed to be Chief Justice. His appointment came after a tumultuous process that included chaotic interviews at the Judicial Service Commission.
Women and the bench: What Justice Mandisa Maya’s interview tells us about women’s place in the judiciary
While judicial appointment bodies do consider race and gender in diversifying the judiciary – and there has been an improvement over the years – there is still a gap in our judicial system. The gap is in respect of judicial leadership positions. Here women are under-represented by far.
Having recently been interviewed for the higher position of Chief Justice, Justice Mandisa Maya’s interview next week might be perceived as a case of deja vu, or worse still, a complete waste of time? To answer this question, it might be useful to look at what the role of Deputy Chief Justice entails and what qualities Maya brings to the job.
The Judicial Service Commission has failed to deal with the complaint against Judge Makhubele effectively or efficiently. To us, this raises serious concerns about how the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) carries out its constitutional responsibility of holding judges accountable for misconduct.