Quote of the week

My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?

Nathaniel P.Morris
Scientific American
11 May 2012

Shortlisted names for appointment to the Constitutional Court

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR JUDICIAL
POSITIONS

 

On 22 March 2012, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) republished an advertisement calling for nominations of interested persons to fill a vacancy in the Constitutional Court.  The closing date for the nominations was set for 30 April 2012.

Following the closing date, the JSC has compiled a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed for the vacant position in the Constitutional Court at its sitting to be held on 09 June 2012 as follows:

  1. Judge L O Bosielo
  2. Judge M M L Maya
  3. Judge R W Nugent; and
  4. Judge R M M Zondo

The shortlisted candidates
will be notified of the 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

06 March 2012

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