Quote of the week

Excluding refugees from the right to work as private security providers simply because they are refugees will inevitably foster a climate of xenophobia which will be harmful to refugees and inconsistent with the overall vision of our Constitution. As a group that is by definition vulnerable, the impact of discrimination of this sort can be damaging in a significant way. In reaching this conclusion it is important to bear in mind that it is not only the social stigma which may result from such discrimination, but also the material impact that it may have on refugees.

Mokgoro J and O’Regan J (dissenting)
Union of Refugee Women and Others v Director, Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority and Others (CCT 39/06) [2006] ZACC 23
29 September 2011

New Electoral Commission members announced

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MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT

RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES FOR THE IMPENDING VACANCIES IN THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION

The Panel chaired by the Chief Justice and comprising of the Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission, the Acting Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality and the Public Protector established in terms of section 6(3) of the Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996, and mandated to recommend candidates to the Committee of the National Assembly for appointment by the President to the Electoral Commission met on 27 September 2011, at the InterContinental Hotel, Johannesburg to interview shortlisted candidates for the impending vacancies in Electoral Commission.

The Panel reconvened on 28 September 2011 and recommended the following candidates to the National Assembly:

  1. Reverend Frank Chikane
  2. Reverend Bongani Blessings Finca
  3. Mr Paul Malcolm Graham
  4. Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa
  5. Dr Sebiletso Mokone- Matabane
  6. Mrs Phumelele Nzimande
  7. Ms Raenette Taljaard
  8. Ms Illona Tip
  9. Advocate Pansy Tlakula
  10. Mr Terry Ismael Tselane

Issued by Office of the Chief Justice

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