THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Thursday called for nominations for a vacancy on the Constitutional Court that will open up at the end of the month because Justice Johann van der Westhuizen is retiring.Justice van der Westhuizen is one of three very senior judges due to leave the bench this year, with Supreme Court of Appeal president Lex Mpati retiring in May and Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke in November.The JSC also advertised on Thursday for two High Court deputy judges president: for the KwaZulu-Natal division and the new Limpopo division. The JSC was unable to appoint a deputy judge president for the KwaZulu-Natal division in October, despite interviewing four candidates. The JSC is also seeking to fill vacancies for ordinary judges in the KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Limpopo divisions.Nominations close on February 12 for all the vacancies. However, the JSC has in the past had to extend the closing date for nominations to the highest court, som...

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