The trouble with the JSC and the Concourt
/ 14 April 2023

The trouble with the JSC and the Concourt

With only three candidates shortlisted, the JSC will again not be able to fill a vacancy that arose at the constitutional court in late 2021

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Two reports urge reform of JSC
/ 2 December 2022

Two reports urge reform of JSC

There should be fewer MPs on the commission to limit political interference in judicial appointment, Freedom Under Law and the Helen Suzman Foundation argue

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Concourt halting live-streaming lands hard blow on democracy
/ 9 September 2022

Concourt halting live-streaming lands hard blow on democracy

Independently filming and live-streaming sittings comes with a cost but the court is closing a window that showed up its critics and was good for transparency

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Calls for Ramaphosa to suspend Hlophe without delay
/ 26 July 2022

Calls for Ramaphosa to suspend Hlophe without delay

The Judicial Services Commission has finally recommended that the Western Cape judge president be suspended, but he is preparing appeal to overturn a decision that he should face impeachment

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JSC says ‘no’ to clarifying criteria for judicial appointment
/ 10 March 2022

JSC says ‘no’ to clarifying criteria for judicial appointment

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has dismissed a demand by nine legal organisations that it should postpone all further interviews with aspiring judges until it has elaborated on its criteria for appointment to the bench. “You are advised that the JSC has not passed any resolution to give you the undertaking you asked it to […]