During the week of 20 March 2015, the Office of the Chief Justice published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill a vacancy in the Electoral Commission which occurred following the resignation of Ms Taljaard, a part-time Commissioner at the Electoral Commission. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 2 April 2015.
On 4 May 2015, a Panel chaired by the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, comprising of the Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission, Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality and the Public Protector, established in terms of section 6 of the Electoral Commission Act, 1996, met and compiled a short list of candidates to be interviewed at its sitting to be held at a place still to be determined on 15 June 2015. The following candidates are on the short list:
1. Dr Matlodi Steven Mabela
2. Dr Nomsa Praisy Masuku
3. Dr Simon Zwelibanzi Mbokazi
4. Mr Mahmood Sanglay
5. Mr Nkosikhulule Xhawulengweni Nyembezi
6. Mr Zola Luxolo Fihlani
7. Ms Fulufhelo Velda Mphuthi
8. Ms Gerdileen Taylor
9. Ms Mokgadi Sylvia Mothapo
10. Ms Lizeka Noxolo Mda
11. Ms Tshinyalani Charlotte Mavhungu
12. Rev Mautji Eloridge Pataki
The shortlisted candidates will be notified of the time and venue of the interviews in due course.
In recognition of the principles of transparency and openness, the Panel has resolved to allow any interested person to comment on the shortlisted candidates. It would be appreciated if such comments could reach the Office of the Chief Justice by no later than 25 May 2015. Copies of the curricula vitae of all the shortlisted candidates can be accessed on the Office of the Chief Justice website.
The media and the public at large will also be allowed to attend the interviews.
Source : South African Government