8 nominees have been shortlisted for the position of Chief Justice.
In a statement, the presidency indicated that, in response to the call by president Ramaphosa in September 2021 for the public to nominate suitably qualified candidates, 148 submissions were made consisting of 25 names.
According to the presidency, of the 25 names, only 8 nominations met the criteria as set out in the call by the president.
The Nominations Panel, chaired by Judge Navanethem (Navi) Pillay, assessed and scrutinised all submissions and drew up the 8 nominations.
Objections regarding the nominees are invited until 15 October 2021.
The Panel will consider objections before submitting a shortlist of three to five names to the president.