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An ‘important purpose of section 34 [of the Constitution] is to guarantee the protection of the judicial process to persons who have disputes that can be resolved by law’ and that the right of access to court is ‘foundational to the stability of an orderly society. It ensures the peaceful, regulated and institutionalised mechanisms to resolve disputes, without resorting to self-help. The right of access to court is a bulwark against vigilantism, and the chaos and anarchy which it causes. Construed in this context of the rule of law and the principle against self-help in particular, access to court is indeed of cardinal importance’.The right guaranteed s34 would be rendered meaningless if court orders could be ignored with impunity:the underlying purposes of the right — and particularly that of avoidance of self-help — would be undermined if litigants could decide which orders they wished to obey and which they wished to ignore.

Plasket AJ
Victoria Park Ratepayers' Association v Greyvenouw CC and others (511/03) [2003] ZAECHC 19 (11 April 2003)
22 February 2013

JSC schedule for Constitutional Court interviews

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) cordially invites the media, both electronic and press to attend the interviews of the five shortlisted candidates for the vacant judicial position in the Constitutional Court which arose as a result of the retirement of Justice Zak Yacoob.  Following the interviews, the JSC will have a media briefing to announce the names of the recommended names on the same day.

The five shortlisted candidates are:

  1. Judge L O Bosielo
  2. Judge S A M Baqwa
  3. Adv J J Gauntlett SC
  4. Adv M R W Madlanga SC; and
  5. Judge B S Spilg

 

The interviews will take place as follows:

Venue: Premier Hotel O R Tambo, Kempton Park

Date: 22 February 2013

Time: 09h00

Issued by the JSC

For more Information, please contact Adv Ntsebeza SC on 082 467 2490 or Mr CP Fourie on 082 881 1737

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

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