AT least 11 vacant posts for judges at various courts need to be filled, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) said on Thursday.
The Western Cape High Court had four vacant posts, while the Eastern Cape High Courts in Port Elizabeth and Mthatha each needed one judge.
“The Electoral Court also has vacancies for two judges. Candidates for these posts should be presently in service,” the JSC said in a statement.
Other courts with vacancies included the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, which needed a deputy judge president.
The Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Court both needed a judge president, while the high court in Johannesburg and Pretoria needed a deputy judge president.
The closing date for applications is July 27.
The JSC has for some time struggled to fill judicial posts. In late April it said it could recommend only three candidates for appointment to the Gauteng high courts, where there were six vacancies. At the time it expressed concern that too few “competent and appropriately qualified” candidates were making themselves available for judicial appointment.
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