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Rather ask what I do with my white privilege: would-be ConCourt judge

David Unterhalter says it’s ‘undisputable’ that he has had leg up in the race for two posts in the highest court

Franny Rabkin

Asked at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) whether his excellent education was the result of white privilege, Gauteng judge David Unterhalter said this was “indisputable”.

But he said the question was: “What do you do with the privileges that you have? Do you seek to give back? Do you seek to use such advantages as you’ve had to help build a better society? Or do you luxuriate in your privilege and simply parade it to no advantage other than your own?”

Unterhalter was one of eight candidates being interviewed for two posts in the highest court over Monday and Tuesday...

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