In this note, we briefly examine the gender composition of the Judiciary in relation to transformation.
The appointment of judicial officers is governed by Chapter 8 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Section 174 (2) when referring to the appointment of judicial states that :
The DGRU has had occasion to monitor the work of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) closely, particularly through DGRU staff members regularly observing the JSC
The long-awaited inquiry into the slow pace of gender transformation in the Judiciary to be convened by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) in Pretoria on 24 and 25 July 2013, has been postponed.
The DGRU prepared a submission and research report on the judicial records of nominees for appointment to the Supreme Court of Appeal, High Court, Competition Appeal Court and Electoral Court for the interviews taking place 9-12 April 2013.
On 22 February 2013, the JSC held interviews for a vacancy on the Constitutional Court.
DGRU provided a research report on each of the candidates judgements to JSC commissioners prior to the JSC interviews.
On 15 - 19 October 2012, the Judicial Service Commission interviewed candidates for judicial vacancies on the High Court, Electoral Court and Labour Court.
UCT and Sonke Gender Justice instigate complaint with Commission for Gender Equality
Concerns raised over Concourt four
With just four candidates applying for a vacancy at the Constitutional Court after two rounds of advertising a final set of interviews will be held today. Chris Oxtoby, a Researcher at UCT's Democratic Governance and Rights Unit told John Maytham that the Unit are not in favour of any candidate but is in full support of gender transformation. He also says there are not enough people on the list.
As of January 2012, only 27 percent of the country
On 9 June 2012, the Judicial Service Commission will be interviewing candidates for judicial vacancies on the Constitutional Court. 4 candidates were shortlisted.
From April 16 to April 25, the Judicial Service Commission interviewed candidates for judicial vacancies on the Supreme Court of Appeal and various High Courts.
2012 marks the centenary anniversary of Africa