Quote of the week

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)
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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