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The law, like the suburban American house, is designed to order a particular pattern of relationships, many of them oriented around the heterosexual nuclear family. For real people in contemporary circumstances to inhabit the house the law built, one has to find side doors and discreet corners, while the dominant space changes little and the façade remains unaltered. The two big L.G.B.T.-rights Supreme Court victories that came before Bostock—Windsor and Obergefell—did exactly that: they carved out a place for monogamous same-sex couples who want to marry (statistically, these are more apt to be white middle-class people like the plaintiffs) in the house of the American nuclear family.

Martha Gessen
The New Yorker
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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