Sabbatical research programme for judges
This programme provides an opportunity for judges from South Africa and elsewhere in Africa to conduct research at the Constitutional Court library during their sabbatical leave. The Programme runs twice a year for two months, ideally from 8 February to 7 April, and from 8 August to 7 October, but also for such other period as may be arranged. The two preferred periods overlap a long Constitutional Court term by a week on each side. Participants who live outside Johannesburg are given an economy class air ticket to allow them to travel to Johannesburg. On their arrival, they are paid a modest stipend of USD 20.00 per day in addition to accommodation costs. They are also assisted with transportation costs to and from SAIFAC, and photocopying and other research-related expenses (including the cost of posting photocopied materials back to their permanent place of residence). Prospective participants must have an interest in promoting dialogue between legal academics and the bench, and be prepared to present a public seminar at SAIFAC on their research. This Programme is being run in co-operation with the Southern African Judges Commission.
Persons interested in applying for a place on the research sabbatical programme, either as a judge or academic, should send an expression of interest by e-mail to the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org attaching:
- a full CV, including the names of three referees
- two examples of recent written work
- a short outline of their proposed research topic
- an indication of the proposed time of their intended visit to SAIFAC (the ordinary period is two months, but applications for three-month research visits will be considered)