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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)
28 August 2014

JSC: Shortlisted Candidates for Judicial Positions

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR JUDICIAL POSITIONS

On 16 July 2014, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill five vacancies in the various superior courts. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 08 August 2014. On 26 August 2014, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Cape Town on 06-10 October 2014 as follows:

1. Eastern Cape Division of the High Court (Bhisho) One Vacancy)
Adv C T S Cossie
Ms S Jacobs
Mr T Malusi
Judge G N Z Mjali

2. Free State Division of the High Court (Judge President) (One vacancy)
Judge B C Mocumie
Judge M B Molemela
Judge K J Moloi
Judge M H Rampai

3. Labour Court (One vacancy)
Mr E T Tlhotlhalemaje
Ms B M Witcher

4. Western Cape Division of the High Court (Two vacancies)
Adv D M Davis
Ms G Salie- Samuels
Ms K M Savage

In total, the JSC has therefore shortlisted 13 candidates. 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
27 August 2014

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