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The problem with this perspective is cancel culture isn’t real, at least not in the way people believe it is. Instead, it’s turned into a catch-all for when people in power face consequences for their actions or receive any type of criticism, something that they’re not used to. I’m a black, Muslim woman, and because of social media, marginalized people like myself can express ourselves in a way that was not possible before. That means racist, sexist, and bigoted behavior or remarks don’t fly like they used to. This applies to not only wealthy people or industry leaders but anyone whose privilege has historically shielded them from public scrutiny. Because they can’t handle this cultural shift, they rely on phrases like “cancel culture” to delegitimize the criticism.

Sarah Hagi
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8 March 2012

JSC announcemnt on shortlisting of judicial candidates

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION

MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR JUDICIAL POSITIONS

 

On 24 November 2011, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published advertisements calling for nominations of interested persons to fill the 14 vacancies in the various superior courts.  The closing date for the nominations was initially set for 03 February 2012.  It was later extended to 17 February 2012.

Following the closing date, the JSC met on 03 March 2012 and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Cape Town on 16-20 April 2012 as follows:

  1. Constitutional Court (One vacancy)

No candidates were shortlisted as the JSC received an insufficient number of appropriate nominations.  The vacant position in the Constitutional Court will be re-advertised in due course.

  1. Supreme Court of Appeal (Two vacancies)

Judge S Ebrahim

Judge X M Petse

Judge R Pillay

Judge C M Plasket

Judge B R Southwood

  1. Eastern Cape High Court (Bhisho) (One vacancy)

Ms N Conjwa

Mr D Z Dukada

Ms V T Gqiba

Ms M Kahla

 

  1. Electoral Court (One vacancy)

No candidates were shortlisted as the JSC did not receive nominations from sitting judges as required by the advertisement.  This vacant position in the Electoral Court is for serving judges and will be re-advertised in due course.

 

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

Judge M I Madondo

Judge F E Mokgohloa

 

  1. Northern Cape High Court (One vacancy)

Adv S L Erasmus

Ms B M Pakati

 

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

Judge M F Legodi

Judge President D Mlambo

Deputy Judge President P M Mojapelo

 

  1. North and South Gauteng High Court (Six vacancies)

Adv A F Arnoldi SC

Adv S A M Baqwa

Ms E M Kubushi

Adv G C Muller SC

Adv B Vally SC

 

The JSC could only shortlist five candidates for the six vacancies in the North and South Gauteng High Court.

 

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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