The Presidency is expected to release the list, which is made up almost entirely of current and former prosecutors, later on Friday.
The shortlist also includes:
• Advocate Shamila Batohi, who was a deputy director of public prosecutions from KwaZulu-Natal, who later worked at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
• Advocate Rodney de Kock, the director of public prosecutions in the Western Cape.
• Advocate Matric Luphondo, the chief prosecutor in Pretoria. He is part of the team currently working on possible prosecutions linked to the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
• Advocate Andrea Johnson, well-known for her work on the murder prosecution of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.
• Former magistrate-turned-advocate Naomi Manaka.
• Pietermaritzburg advocate Simphiwe Mlotshwa, the former acting prosecutions head in KwaZulu-Natal, who was removed after he reportedly refused to bow to pressure to drop charges against senior ANC leaders in the province in 2012.
• Advocate M Makhari
• Siyabulela Xhanti Mapoma
The interviews of the NDPP candidates will not be open to the public.