Public interviews for the decision makers in our courts are underway this week and not everyone agrees with the process.
We hear from Alison Tilley at Judges Matter and Tabeth Masengu from the University of Cape Town Democratic Governance and Rights Unit about the problems with the system.
On 21 January 2016 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill 14 vacancies in the various superior courts including the Constitutional Court. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 12 February 2016. On 27 February 2016, the JSC met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held in Cape Town on 04-08 April 2016 as follows: