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
4 September 2015

List of candidates shortlisted by JSC for judicial appointment

JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION 

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR JUDICIAL POSITIONS 

On 21 July 2015, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 17 vacancies in the various superior courts. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 11 August 2015. On 26 August 2015, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Cape Town on 05-09 October 2015 as follows:

1. Eastern Cape Division of the High Court (Bhisho) (Deputy Judge President) (One vacancy) 

Judge M Makaula

Judge S M Mbenenge

Judge D Van Zyl

2. Eastern Cape Division of the High Court (Mthatha) (Deputy Judge President) (One vacancy) 

Judge Z M Nhlangulela

3. Eastern Cape Division of the High Court (Port Elizabeth) (One vacancy) 

Adv R W N Brooks SC

Adv E Crouse

Adv M G Ndzondo

4. Free State Division of the High Court (Two vacancies) 

Adv P U Fisher SC

Ms N M Mbhele

Mr J J Mhlambi

Ms S C Mia

Mr N W Phalatsi

Adv L Le Pohl SC

Adv C Reinders

5. Gauteng Division of the High Court (Six vacancies) 

Judge A C Basson

Ms C J Collis

Adv N Davis SC

Adv R M Keightley

Ms N P Mali

Mr P L C Maseti

Mr M P N Mbongwe

Ms L T Modiba

Mr T P Mudau

Adv R Strydom SC

Mr M L Twala

Adv W H G Van der Linde SC

6. KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court (Deputy Judge President) (One vacancy) 

Judge S Gyanda

Judge G N Kruger

Judge M I Madondo

Judge S K Ndlovu

Judge K Pillay

7. KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court (Two vacancies) 

Adv P C Bezuidenhout SC

Prof K Govender

Ms S M Marks

Adv G R Thatcher SC

8. Labour Court (Two vacancies) 

Adv C Prinsloo

Mr E Tlhotlhalemaje

9. Northern Cape Division of the High Court (One vacancy) 

Adv S L Erasmus

Adv L G Lever SC

Ms M C Mamosebo

In total, the JSC has therefore shortlisted 40 candidates. The shortlisted candidates will be notified of the date, time and venue of the interviews in due course.

Law bodies and members of the public wishing to comment on the candidates should address their comments to the Secretariat of the Judicial Service Commission at Chiloane@concourt.org.za alternatively Dube@concourt.org.za. Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than 21 September 2015.

Issued by the Judicial Service Commission

Enq: Adv D Ntsebeza SC 0824672490 and Mr C P Fourie 0828811737 

03 September 2015

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