President Jacob Zuma on Thursday announced the appointment of 15 people to key positions on the bench.
Seven new permanent judges were appointed to the Gauteng Division of the High Court.
They are Colleen Jane Collis, advocate Norman Davis, SC (senior counsel), Maletsatsi Betty Mahalelo, advocate Tintswalo Annah Nana Makhubele, SC, Cassim Mohamed Sardiwalla, advocate David Unterhalter, SC, and advocate Cornelius Jacobus Van Der Westhuizen, SC.
They all assume their new position on January 1 next year.
The high court in the Eastern Cape has a new judge president in Justice Selby Mfanelo Mbenenge. His appointment takes effect on November 7.
Ndumiso Patrick Jali was appointed as a judge of the high court in Grahamstown while Mbulelo Standford Jolwana was appointed to the high court at Mthatha. Their appointments took effect on November 1.
On the same day, four others took up positions on the bench in the Western Cape Division of the High Court. They are Taswell Deveril Papier, Mushtak Kassim Parker, advocate Mark Louis Sher, SC, and Eduard Derek Wille.
Advocate Phillip Jacobus Loubser, SC, will join his colleagues on the bench in the high court in Bloemfontein on December 16.
“President Zuma has wished all the appointed Judges all the best in their new responsibilities,” the presidency said in a statement.