In February 2022, the Judicial Service Commission will be interviewing four candidates to be South Africa’s next Chief Justice: Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, Justice Mandisa Maya, Judge President Dunstan Mlambo and Deputy Chief Justice Zondo. The DGRU has prepared a comment on the criteria for a Chief Justice and profiles of the four candidates.
Read the results of the high level vetting exercise of the 62 nominations/applications received for the position of Public Protector. This vetting exercise was conducted by Corruption Watch and the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit.
In August 2011, President Zuma nominated Constitutional Court Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as the nation's next chief justice, overlooking several more experienced jurists for the post.
There was widespread outcry to this nomination with a number of legal and civil society organstiations making submissions to the JSC in this regard. The JSC interviewed Judge Mogoeng on Saturday 3 September.
The DGRU made a submission to the JSC in preparation for their interview of Judge Mogoeng on Saturday 3 September 2011.
Read the Southern African Litigation Centre research on Judge Mogoeng. This is not a formal submission
Expanding on its 2010 submission on the proposals to make the Constitututional Court the apex court in all matters, the DGRU made a further submission in August 2011.
On 26 July 2011, the public were invited to make submissions on the draft Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill to parliament. DGRU staff made an oral submission.
Prof Richard Calland, director of the DGRU, told the committee that the proposed changes in the bill "remains constitutionally problematic".
Read a business day article which quotes Prof Calland.
The DOJCD recently announced proposed amendments to the Constitution.
In light if this , DGRU made a submission. to the DOJCD with specific reference to proposed changes to Concourt judges tenure and the establisment of the Consitutional Court as an "apex" court.