On Wednesday 25 January 2012, the Ad Hoc Parliamentary Committee on the Commission for Gender Equality began interviews to fill nine positions on the Commission for Gender Equality. The Commission has been widely criticised, but these new appointments offer an opportunity to strengthen the Commission's capacity to fulfil it's mandate. The DGRU, together with other interested civil society organisations, made a submission to the ad-hoc committee regarding the criteria which should inform the interview and selection process.
President Zuma recently nominated Constitutional Court Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as the nation
On 26 July, the public were invited to make submissions on the draft Judges
DGRU researchers contributed to the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) civil society report which was launched in June
Press reports of the possible impending arrest of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela have inevitably invited speculation about the timing of the possible arrest, in light of the Protector
From 4-7 April, the DGRU hosted its annual "Constitution Week" events
Visit the podcasts section for audio extracts of Chief Justice Ngcobo's presentation.
The DGRU and CASAC will be hosting a conference on Public Interest Litigation on 16 May at UCT
The DGRU hosted its annual Constitution Week, a series of events during the week of 04- 07 April 2011 to celebrate the Constitutional Court and its proud record of upholding human rights.
Under the active leadership of the new Chief Justice the judiciary has entered a new phase. While his predecessors understandably focused on the Constitutional Court during its formative years, the new Chief Justice is eager to strengthen the capacity of the judicial arm of govern itself effectively and accountably, in order that confidence in the rule of the law can be maintained.
The Judicial Service Commission Amendment Act 20 of 2008 came into force on 1 June 2010. The Act is of great significance for the governance of the judiciary. In this note, we highlight some of its most important aspects.
In September 2010, the DGRU was approached by the Chief Justice as the head of the Judicial Service Commission, and requested to prepare a research report on the judicial track record of candidates for judicial appointment to be interviewed by the commissioners in October 2010.