The JSC is currently composed of the following members:

  • In terms of section 178(1)(a) of the Constitution, the Chief Justice of South Africa:
    Mr Justice R M M Zondo. He is the Chairperson of the JSC
  • In terms of section 178(1)(b), the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal:
    Madam Justice M M L Maya
  • In terms of section 178(1)(c), a Judge President:
    Madam Justice M Leeuw
  • In terms of section 178(1)(d), the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services:
    Mr R O Lamola, MP
  • In terms of section 178(1)(e) two practicing advocates:
    Adv. K Pillay SC 
    Adv. J Cane SC
  • In terms of section 178(1)(f), two practicing attorneys:
    Mr E Barnard
    Mr M Notyesi
  • In terms of section 178(1)(g), a professor of law:
    Professor E Schlemmer
  • In terms of section 178(1)(h), six persons designated by the National Assembly:
    Ms N Mapisa-Ncakula, MP 
    Ms G Breytenbach, MP 
    Mr G Magwanishe, MP 
    Mr J S Malema, MP | Mr V C Xaba, MP | Mr N Singh, MP
  • In terms of section 178(1)(i), four permanent delegates to the National Council of Provinces:
    Ms S E Lucas, MP 
    Mr T S C Dodovu, MP 
    Mr K E Mmoiemang, MP 
    Mr A J Nyambi, MP
  • In terms of section 178(1)(j), four persons designated by the President: 
    Ms S Matolo-Dlepu
    Ms D Tshepe
    Ms N Shabangu-Mndawe
    Adv. S Baloyi SC

Other stakeholders of the OCJ includes:

  • Magistracy
  • The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development;
    The National Prosecuting Authority;
    The Attorneys;
    The Advocates; and
    Legal Aid South Africa