Deputy Judge President Isaac Madondo says high litigation costs are one of the barriers to access to justice.
He is the only nominee interviewed for the position of Judge President of the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court.
Madondo is among the last group of candidates to be interviewed by the Judicial Service Commission in Sandton on Friday.
Seven other judge nominees are also expected to be interviewed for three vacancies in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
Madondo elaborates on how high litigation costs can be an impediment to access to justice.
“Because if the cost of litigation is too high it would not make sense to say people must have access to justice, because that is a barrier to access to justice. And in a way, it also helps to reduce the backlogs because we will not have cases which are being postponed and lots of problems because we will get to solve the problem right from the onset.”
Live proceedings of today’s interviews: