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In Conversation with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo – 1st segment

Meet South Africa’s Deputy Chief Justice who currently chairs the fraught “State Capture” Commission also known, eponymously, as The Zondo Commission.

In this first segment, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo literally unveils himself.

Did you know that Justice Zondo has a specialist university qualification (Master of Laws or LLM) in Patent Law, has written a judgment in Patent Law as a Judge of the High Court, but has never received a single brief in Patent Law while in practice? Find out why here – and more …

By |2020-10-26T06:04:57+02:00Oct 14th, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo – 1st segment

In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 5th segment

In this segment, we explore Transformation & related matters in the Legal Profession, particularly the dearth of black and women Counsel in the Constitutional Court appearing as Counsel and arguing cases. What is the reason for this?

Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa discusses this and other matters with us, including

  • in what instances the Constitutional Court would reconsider its own earlier judgment
  • in what way, if any, Judges are influenced by media reports.
By |2020-09-25T11:18:47+02:00Sep 25th, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 5th segment

In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 4th segment

In this segment, we explore the Process of Judging, and the “subconscious bias” that each Judge inevitably brings to bear on his/her judging process.

Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa helps us make sense of the “subconscious bias” with which Judges approach their judging.

Does Judicial Diversity mean there is space in the South African Judiciary for bigoted, racist, sexist, homophobic judges for the sake of judicial diversity?

By |2020-09-08T21:21:46+02:00Sep 8th, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 4th segment

In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 3rd segment

What is the “politics” that inform the dismissal of Applications for Leave to Appeal in the Constitutional Court without a hearing and without a reasoned judgment?

How many of the cases that go to the Constitutional Court are in fact heard in open court and why?

To whom do Judges account and how?

In this third segment, Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa talks to us on these and other burning issues.

By |2020-09-02T14:16:28+02:00Sep 2nd, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 3rd segment

In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 2nd segment

What does the Judgment writing process in the Constitutional Court of South Africa entail?

What is Justice? Does Law necessarily coincide with Justice?

In this second segment, Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa talks to us on these and other burning issues.

By |2020-08-27T11:29:28+02:00Aug 27th, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 2nd segment

In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 1st segment

Meet one of the youngest Judicial Officers, both as a magistrate and as a Judge.

In this first segment, Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa walks us through his journey to the Constitutional Court Bench, including some brushes with political activism.

This is the Justice who has written some of the seminal judgments of the Constitutional Court, including:

By |2020-08-21T12:39:36+02:00Aug 21st, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 1st segment

Interview with Judge President of the Gauteng High Court Dunstan Mlambo: BONUS Segment

In this bonus segment in a series, Vuyani Ngalwana SC is in conversation with the Judge President of the Gauteng High Court of South Africa, Dunstan Mlambo.

We explore more of the Man behind the Judicial Robes and gain some insights on his views on the following issues:

  • Transformation and Women Lawyers
  • Corruption “in the Judicial space”
  • The Inadequate Resourcing of the Courts
By |2020-08-18T14:14:52+02:00Aug 18th, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on Interview with Judge President of the Gauteng High Court Dunstan Mlambo: BONUS Segment

Interview with Judge President of the Gauteng High Court Dunstan Mlambo: 5th Segment

In this fifth segment in a series, Vuyani Ngalwana SC is in conversation with the Judge President of the Gauteng High Court of South Africa, Dunstan Mlambo.

We explore more of the Man behind the Judicial Robes and gain some insights on his views on the following issues:

  • Is the perceived “Notoriety” of the Pretoria High Court Justified?
  • What does the preventing of the President in the “State Capture” case from exercising his constitutional power to appoint the Judge to Chair a Commission of Inquiry say about the presumption of Impartiality in a Judge?
  • What’s your view on South Africa’s briefing patterns?
  • Do Judges lose their political rights and free speech rights just for being Judges?
By |2020-08-13T17:00:21+02:00Aug 13th, 2020|Legal Voices|5 Comments

Interview with Judge President of the Gauteng High Court Dunstan Mlambo: 4th Segment

In this fourth segment in a series, Vuyani Ngalwana SC is in conversation with the Judge President of the Gauteng High Court of South Africa, Dunstan Mlambo.

We explore more of the Man behind the Judicial Robes and gain some insights on his views on the following issues:

  • What is the Role of the Courts: Law or Justice?
  • Is it Justice to dismiss an Application for Leave to Appeal without giving a reasoned Judgment?
  • Media and Matters of Law: Quo Vadis?
By |2020-08-11T13:33:47+02:00Aug 11th, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on Interview with Judge President of the Gauteng High Court Dunstan Mlambo: 4th Segment

Interview with Judge President of the Gauteng High Court Dunstan Mlambo: 3rd Segment

In this third segment in a series, Vuyani Ngalwana SC is in conversation with the Judge President of the Gauteng High Court of South Africa, Dunstan Mlambo.

We explore more of the Man behind the Judicial Robes and gain some insights on his views on the following issues:

  • Judicial Activism
  • Is the Judiciary susceptible to Corruption?
  • What are the most notable changes has he made as Judge-President?
  • His Brushes with the Position of Chief Justice and his views on the current method of appointing a Chief Justice
By |2020-08-07T19:31:01+02:00Aug 7th, 2020|Legal Voices|2 Comments