Response: Choosing the New Chief Justice, Part II by Mike Pothier

In a Response published last September with the title ‘Choosing the New Chief Justice’, we wrote that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to allow public participation in the selection process was “a significant and welcome development”. Since the Constitution gives the President the power to make the appointment without such participation, it was “a voluntary concession of state power of the kind that governments seldom make”; and “another significant brick being laid in our gradual constitutional renovation”.

Response Choosing the New CJ Part II by Mike Pothier