Regard must be had to the higher standard of conduct expected from public officials, and the number of falsehoods that have been put forward by the Public Protector in the course of the litigation. This conduct included the numerous “misstatements”, like misrepresenting, under oath, her reliance on evidence of economic experts in drawing up the report, failing to provide a complete record, ordered and indexed, so that the contents thereof could be determined, failing to disclose material meetings and then obfuscating the reasons for them and the reasons why they had not been previously disclosed, and generally failing to provide the court with a frank and candid account of her conduct in preparing the report. The punitive aspect of the costs order therefore stands.
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR CONSTITUTIONAL COURT VACANCY
On 23 October 2012, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published an advertisement calling for nominations of interested persons to fill a vacancy in the Constitutional Court which will occur when Justice Zak Yacoob is discharged from active service at the end of January 2013. The closing date for the nominations was set for 23 November 2012.
Following the closing date, the JSC has compiled a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed for the above-mentioned position as follows:
The organized legal profession and institutions with an interest in the work of the JSC are requested to submit comments on the abovementioned candidates to the Secretariat of the JSC by no later than 07 February 2013.
The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 22 February 2013. Details of the time and venue for the interviews will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates in due course.
Issued by the Judicial Service Commission
Enq: Adv D Ntsebeza SC 0824672490 and Mr C P Fourie 0828811737
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