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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 8 - Courts and Administration of Justice

175. Appointment of acting judges

 

 

1) The President may appoint a woman or a man to serve as an acting Deputy Chief Justice or judge of the Constitutional Court if there is a vacancy in any of those offices, or if the person holding such an office is absent. The appointment must be made on the recommendation of the Cabinet member responsible for the administration of justice acting with the concurrence of the Chief Justice, and an appointment as acting Deputy Chief Justice must be made from the ranks of the judges who had been appointed to the Constitutional Court in terms of section 174(4).

[Sub-section 1 amended by section 9 of the Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act, 2012 (Act No. 72 of 2013)]

 

2) The Cabinet member responsible for the administration of justice must appoint acting judges to other courts after consulting the senior judge of the court on which the acting judge will serve.