Quote of the week

Although judicial proceedings will generally be bound by the requirements of natural justice to a greater degree than will hearings before administrative tribunals, judicial decision-makers, by virtue of their positions, have nonetheless been granted considerable deference by appellate courts inquiring into the apprehension of bias. This is because judges ‘are assumed to be [people] of conscience and intellectual discipline, capable of judging a particular controversy fairly on the basis of its own circumstances’: The presumption of impartiality carries considerable weight, for as Blackstone opined at p. 361 in Commentaries on the Laws of England III . . . ‘[t]he law will not suppose possibility of bias in a judge, who is already sworn to administer impartial justice, and whose authority greatly depends upon that presumption and idea’. Thus, reviewing courts have been hesitant to make a finding of bias or to perceive a reasonable apprehension of bias on the part of a judge, in the absence of convincing evidence to that effect.

L'Heureux-Dube and McLachlin JJ
Livesey v The New South Wales Bar Association [1983] HCA 17; (1983) 151 CLR 288
21 August 2012

Candidates shortlisted for JSC interviews

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR JUDICIAL POSITIONS

 On 01 June 2012, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published advertisements calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 14 vacancies in the various superior courts.  The closing date for the nominations was set for 27 July 2012.

Following the closing date, the JSC met on 18 August 2012 and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Cape Town on 15-19 October 2012 as follows:

 1.    Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth and Mthatha) (Two vacancies)

Mr D Hinxa

Ms S Jacobs

Adv M J Lowe SC

Mr P P Majeke

Ms B Majiki

Adv I T Stretch SC

 

2.    Electoral Court (Two vacancies)

Judge M M Mabesele

Judge W L Wepener

 

3.    KwaZulu-Natal High Court (Deputy Judge President) (One vacancy)

Judge A N Jappie

Judge M I Madondo

 

4.    Labour Courts (Judge President) (One vacancy)

Judge B Waglay

 

5.    North and South Gauteng High Court (Deputy Judge President) (One vacancy)

The JSC decided to defer this vacancy to its April 2013 sitting.

 

6.    North and South Gauteng High Court (Three vacancies)

Ms T D Brenner

Adv D S Fourie SC

 

7.    Western Cape High Court (Four vacancies)

Ms J I Cloete

Mr M J Dolamo

Adv J J Gauntlett SC

Mr S J Koen

Ms B P Mantame

Adv O L Rogers SC

Ms N Saba

Adv A Schippers SC

 

The shortlisted candidates will be notified of the date, 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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