Quote of the week

[Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro] possesses, however, few of his predecessor’s resources, lacking not just oil revenue but Chávez’s surplus of charisma, humour and political skill. Maduro, unable to end the crisis, has increasingly sided with the privileged classes against the masses; his security forces are regularly dispatched into barrios to repress militants under the guise of fighting crime. Having lost its majority in Congress, the government, fearing it can’t win at the polls the way Chávez did, cancelled gubernatorial elections that had been set for December last year (though they now appear to be on again). Maduro has convened an assembly to write a new constitution, supposedly with the objective of institutionalising the power of social movements, though it is unlikely to lessen the country’s polarisation.

Greg Grandin
London Review of Books
22 February 2013

JSC schedule for Constitutional Court interviews

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) cordially invites the media, both electronic and press to attend the interviews of the five shortlisted candidates for the vacant judicial position in the Constitutional Court which arose as a result of the retirement of Justice Zak Yacoob.  Following the interviews, the JSC will have a media briefing to announce the names of the recommended names on the same day.

The five shortlisted candidates are:

  1. Judge L O Bosielo
  2. Judge S A M Baqwa
  3. Adv J J Gauntlett SC
  4. Adv M R W Madlanga SC; and
  5. Judge B S Spilg

 

The interviews will take place as follows:

Venue: Premier Hotel O R Tambo, Kempton Park

Date: 22 February 2013

Time: 09h00

Issued by the JSC

For more Information, please contact Adv Ntsebeza SC on 082 467 2490 or Mr CP Fourie on 082 881 1737

Email: Ntsebeza@mweb.co.za or CPFourie@fsf.co.za

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