SAJEI training course for aspirant judges to be presented in June 2014

February 1st, 2014

By Barbara Whittle

The South African Judicial Training Institute (SAJEI) is presenting a Basic Aspirant Judges Training Course in Johannesburg from 30 June to 3 July 2014. The closing date for applications is 24 February 2014.

Selection criteria

The selection criteria for aspirant judges training are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a fit and proper person.
  • A minimum period of 10 years’ experience as an attorney, advocate, a judicial officer (including acting appointments) or legal academic and any other relevant capacity.
  • A certificate of good standing from statutory bodies and recognised Bar associations. Prosecutors must submit letters of good standing from their employers. Magistrates must submit letters of good standing from the Magistrates Commission.
  • Academic qualifications: A law degree recognised in South Africa.
  • Evidence of commitment to the transformation of the legal system in promoting the values set out in s 1 of the Constitution.

The selection committee will also consider race and gender, age, as well as previously disadvantaged individuals.

Contact Ms Naledi Soga at the Office of the Chief Justice at e-mail: for application forms.

Compiled by Barbara Whittle, communication manager, Law Society of South Africa,

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2014 (Jan/Feb) DR 26.