Only three of the 20 candidates being interviewed for vacancies in South Africa's higher courts are women.
Despite plans to appoint more women to the Bench, the decision not to grant a woman judge a transfer has called the judiciary's equity into question.
The new Judicial Service Commission is committed to fulfilling its Constitutional obligations and doesn't just go for the most obvious choices.
The commission is big on transformation and gender equality, but it was not swayed by a mother who said she had to move because of her children.
The recommendation for the judge president post of the high court in the Free State comes as candidates bemoan gender issues in the legal profession.
Efforts to promote gender equality in the JSC are being stalled by obstacles such as the "boys club", foiling hopes for gender transformation.
ConCourt judges Bess Nkabinde and Chris Jafta have, in an unprecedented move, raised a constitutional objection to the Judicial Conduct Committee.
The Judicial Service Committee has recommended seven women to various positions on the Bench, in an attempt to aid gender transformation.
The Judicial Service Commission has rejected reports that it ignored a complaint by litigants against Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke.
Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has taken the lead with rigorous and focused questions on transformation of the Judicial Service Commission.
Despite conceding that the John Hlophe tribunal faces a difficult road ahead, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says the integrity of the JSC is unshaken.
Out of four women candidates, the Judicial Service Commission has appointed one for the single position on the Western Cape Bench.
Constitutional Court judges Chris Jafta and Bess Nkabinde have asked to be excused from appearing and testifying at Judge John Hlophe's tribunal.
When the country's top judges of our land are divided, then the very credibility of our judicial system is also at stake.
The judges body needs introspection as it prepares for interviews for vacant positions.
The tribunal into judicial misconduct by Cape Judge President John Hlophe heard that any more delays in proceedings would undermine public confidence.
A Democratic Alliance MP has proposed changes to the law to improve the quality of the judiciary.
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe will face a tribunal in September to deal with allegations of gross misconduct, reports the Cape Times.
The Helen Suzman Foundation claims that the JSC is not giving equal consideration to all factors in recommending which judges to appoint.