In this week's letters to the editor, the Judicial Service Commission is the subject of a response.
The commission's fixation on the separation of powers omits what else makes a good judge.
The chief justice had harsh words for otherwise promising judicial candidates who did not contribute to an expeditious judicial system.
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe will face a tribunal in September to deal with allegations of gross misconduct, reports the Cape Times.
Izak Smuts, the advocate who quit the Judicial Service Commission amid disagreement about transformation, was right to resign, says a colleague.
This week in Politics Need to Know: SA troops sent to the DRC, the JSC battles racist controversy and the ANC Youth League searches for a new leader.
The deployment of a department official to a key position on the Arms Procurement Commission has raised hackles, writes Glynnis Underhill.
Prospective Constitutional Court judges were grilled on their interpretations of separation of powers. Niren Tolsi analyses the process.
With only four candidates applying for a vacancy at the Constitutional Court, there are rumours that Ray Zondo will merely rubberstamp appointments.
The battle has shifted from the courtroom to the bottom line as attorneys fight to get their fees.
The JSC is still deciding what to do about John Hlophe's alleged bid to influence ConCourt judges over corruption charges against President Zuma.
Former premier will be fondly remembered by her former colleagues, family members and her friends.
The Cape High Court found that the JSC was not properly constituted when it heard the complaint because it excluded Zille, the plaintiff in the case.
The Mail & Guardian canvassed members of the legal fraternity on some tough questions the JSC should level at Hlophe.
Serious backroom horse-trading lay behind the JSC's appointment to the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Gauteng High Court judge Frans Malan.