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Politicians on the JSC important for democracy in action

Judiciary should not be accountable to itself

A worrying trend in SA’s political public discourse is beginning to emerge. There have recently been instances where arguments are advanced suggesting politicians not be allowed to participate in certain governance processes.

A recent example is calls for the removal of members of parliament from the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), a body responsible for interviewing candidates for positions in the judiciary and dealing with complaints brought against judges...

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