JSC: Tipping the scales of justice
The JSC sat last week to consider candidates to fill vacancies on various senior court benches. All eyes have been on the Constitutional Court — but the lower courts are as critical to the rule of law
The Constitutional Court has announced the schedule for its fourth term in November. But who will preside over the 10 cases listed remains a mystery.
SA’s apex court currently has five vacancies on the bench, following the retirement of chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and two others on Monday. There is, at least, a shortlist of five for the vacancies left by Edwin Cameron and John Froneman in 2019 and 2020. But there’s no knowing when President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce their replacements...