Quote of the week

Trolls are also distinguished from their predecessors by seeming not to recognise any limits. Ridicule is an anti-social force: it tends to make people clam up and stop talking. So there is a point at which, if conversation and community are to continue, the joke has to stop, and the victim be let in on the laughter. Trolls, though, form a community precisely around the extension of their transgressive sadism beyond the limits of their offline personas. That the community consists almost entirely of people with no identifying characteristics – ‘anons’ – is part of the point. It is as if the laughter of the individual troll were secondary; the primary goal is to sustain the pleasure of the anonymous collective.

Richard Seymour
London Review of Books
11 May 2012

Shortlisted names for appointment to the Constitutional Court

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR JUDICIAL
POSITIONS

 

On 22 March 2012, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) republished an advertisement calling for nominations of interested persons to fill a vacancy in the Constitutional Court.  The closing date for the nominations was set for 30 April 2012.

Following the closing date, the JSC has compiled a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed for the vacant position in the Constitutional Court at its sitting to be held on 09 June 2012 as follows:

  1. Judge L O Bosielo
  2. Judge M M L Maya
  3. Judge R W Nugent; and
  4. Judge R M M Zondo

The shortlisted candidates
will be notified of the time and venue of the interviews in due course.

Issued
by the Judicial Service Commission

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

06 March 2012

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