The Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) is a newly established National Department proclaimed by the President of the Republic of South Africa in gazette number 335500 on the 23 August 2010. Subsequent to the Proclamation of the OCJ as a National Department, the Minister for Public Service and Administration made a determination regarding the purpose and objectives of the OCJ as follows:-

  • To ensure that the Chief Justice can properly execute his mandate as both the head of the Constitutional Court and the head of the Judiciary;
  • To enhance the institutional, administrative and financial independence of the OCJ; and
  • To improve organisational governance and accountability, and the effective and efficient use of resources. Follow this link to read more{Play}