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Ramaphosa appoints 5 judges to Supreme Court of Appeal

The appointments follow recommendations made by The Judicial Service Commission and include justices Daniel Dlodlo, Caroline Nicholls, as well as Fikile Mokgohloa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the State of the Nation Address (Sona) in a joint sitting of Parliament on 20 June 2019. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the appointment of five judges to the Supreme Court of Appeal, three of which are women.

The appointments follow recommendations made by The Judicial Service Commission and include justices Daniel Dlodlo, Caroline Nicholls, as well as Fikile Mokgohloa.

Justices Yvonne Mbatha and Clive Plasket have also been named.

In a statement released on Friday night, the Presidency said the appointments were in line the with prescripts of sections 174 of the constitution.

It said the women representation was a reflection of government's ongoing commitment to transform the bench.

The President also wished the justices well in their new positions.

“These appointments - of which three are women - reflect government’s commitment to the ongoing transformation of the Bench,” president Ramaphosa said.