Quote of the week

It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA.  If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds.  To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu.  To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.

Victor AJ
Mahlangu and Another v Minister of Labour and Others (CCT306/19) [2020] ZACC 24 (19 November 2020)
26 October 2012

JSC announces judicial appointment

The Judicial Service Commission has concluded interviews of Judges to fill vacancies in the Bench

During the period 16-19 October 2012, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) conducted interviews in Cape Town for the vacant judges’ positions in the various divisions of the High Court.  After the conclusion of the interviews, the Chief Justice met with the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr J Z Zuma and presented the JSC’s recommendations as follows:

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

The JSC advertised two vacancies in the Eastern Cape High Court and six candidates were shortlisted and interviewed for these two vacancies.  The JSC has recommended that the President should appoint the following candidates to the Eastern Cape High Court:

Adv Murray John Lowe SC

Ms Buyiswa Majiki

 

1. 2.            Electoral Court

There were two vacancies advertised by the JSC and three candidates were shortlisted and interviewed.  The JSC has recommended that the President should appoint the following candidates as Judges of the Electoral Court:

Judge Dimpheletse Seun Stanley Moshidi; and

Judge Willem Lőtter Wepener

 

1. 3.            KwaZulu-Natal High Court

The JSC advertised a single vacancy of Deputy Judge President and two candidates were shortlisted and interviewed.  The JSC decided to recommend that the President should appoint Judge Achmat Naaim Jappie as Deputy Judge President of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

1. 4.          North and South Gauteng High Court

The JSC advertised three vacancies in the North and South Gauteng High Court.  Two candidates were shortlisted and interviewed for these positions.  The JSC has recommended that the President should appoint Adv David Stephanus Fourie SC as a Judge of the North and South Gauteng High Court.

1. 5.          Western Cape High Court

The JSC advertised four vacancies in the Western Cape High Court.  Eight candidates were shortlisted and interviewed for these vacant positions.  Prior to the interviews the JSC was informed by the Deputy Judge President of the Western Cape High Court that a fifth vacancy had arose in the Western Cape High Court and the JSC should consider recommending five candidates to the President.  Following the interviews the JSC recommended that the following candidates should be appointed by the President as Judges of the Western Cape High Court:

Ms Judith Innes Cloete

Mr Mokgoatji Josiah Dolamo

Ms Babalwa Pearl Mantame

Adv Owen Lloyd Rogers SC; and

Adv Ashton Schippers SC

 

Issued by the JSC

Adv Ntsebeza SC and Mr CP Fourie

Contact details: 082 467 2490 and 082 881 1737

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

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