- Rebecca Davis
Want to become a South African judge? Expect to have your personal history closely scrutinised. Drunk driving, a flirtation with the Broederbond, and a former life as a Democratic Alliance MP are just some of the skeletons that have been unearthed so far. This week’s hearings of the Judicial Service Commission, to appoint 17 new judges, are giving white male candidates a particularly thorough going-over. The demographics of the judiciary remain foremost on many commissioners’ minds. By REBECCA DAVIS.