In less than a month, often-controversial South African chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will vacate the judicial hot seat – and on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa invited fellow citizens to nominate his replacement. In explaining the process, the presidency said: “Any person may nominate candidates for the position of chief justice,” including why the person is suitable for the post, as well as “their experience both as a legal practitioner, including any experience as a judge, and as a leader”. Times Live rpeortts that while Ramaphosa will ultimately make the final decision in consultation with the Judicial Service Commission and the political parties represented in the National Assembly, he said his call was an attempt to “promote transparency and encourage public participation”.