Judge Owen Rogers – one of three white male judges vying for an appointment at South Africa’s Constitutional Court – says it is time for the potential judicial contribution of candidates to trump race and gender considerations. News24 reports that during his interview, Rogers said that, given the court’s current composition, which is made up of nine black male justices and four female ones, the precise (demographic) makeup of the two candidates chosen makes an immaterial difference. Rogers said he felt “that a [Constitutional] court of 11 justices is too small … to allow anything along the lines of a quota to determine who goes onto it”.
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