Judge President Dunstan Mlambo will on Thursday be the second last candidate that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will interview for the position of Chief Justice.
Mlambo is one of the four selected candidates to compete for the top job in the Constitutional Court.
On Wednesday, Supreme Court of Appeal President Mandisa Maya said South Africa had always been ready for a female Chief Justice.
Mlambo has been Judge President of the Gauteng Division of the High Court since November 2012.
He was a Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid South Africa for 17 years from 2002 to 2019.
In 2014, Mlambo ruled in favour of allowing the media access to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. He ordered that the entire trial proceedings of the case could be broadcast live via audio and that certain parts of the trial may be broadcast live on television.
Mlambo is also a former Judge of Appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal and former Labour Court Judge.
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