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New Round of Interviews Commences for Judicial Positions, Starting with the SCA



The Judicial Service Commission

Today, the Judicial Service Commission started a new round of interviews to fill crucial positions within the country’s judiciary. EWN reports that the first focus is identifying four Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) candidates.

Several candidates have previously participated in this rigorous selection process, but success has thus far eluded them.

In the upcoming five days, the JSC panel will extend its interviews to include high, electoral, and labour court positions.

Among the eleven candidates vying for Supreme Court of Appeal seats is Gauteng High Court judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane. She is the most senior female judge in the Johannesburg court and has significant experience. It’s worth noting that Kathree-Setiloane has attempted to secure a seat on the Constitutional Court twice.

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Another Gauteng High Court judge, David Unterhalter, joins the competition. Like Kathree-Setiloane, he has faced disappointment in his quest for a Constitutional Court seat twice.

Also re-entering the race for a Supreme Court of Appeal position is Mpumalanga judge Maleshane Kgoele. Last year, she endured the longest interview but was ultimately unsuccessful.

Eastern Cape High Court judge John Smith returns for a second attempt. In contrast, KwaZulu-Natal judge Mokgere Masipa, Free State judge Johannes Daffue, and Gauteng judge Nelisa Mali enter the fray for the first time in their pursuit of a seat on the Supreme Court.

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