President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed five judges to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). The appointments follow recommendations by the Judicial Service Commission.

Ramaphosa made the appointments in terms of the section 174 (6) of the Constitution.

Three of the five judges are female. They include Justice Caroline Elizabeth Heaton Nicholls, Justice Fikile Eunice Mokgohloa and Justice Yvonne Thokozile Mbatha.
The other two judges are Justice Daniel Vuminkosi Dlodlo and Justice Clive Michael Plasket.

President Ramaphosa says the appointment of three women reflects government’s commitment to the transformation of the bench.