Deputy Chief Justice

Chief Justice

Secretary-General: Office of the Chief Justice

President: Supreme Court of Appeal


Strategy and Service Delivery Planning Documents


OCJ Annual Report 2016/2017


Abridged Service Delivery Charter of the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ)


OCJ Annual Performance Plan 2017/18


OCJ Annual Report 2015/2016


OCJ Strategic Plan 2015/16 - 2019/20


OCJ Annual Performance Plan 2016/17


OCJ Annual Performance Plan 2015/16






Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act of 2013

To amend the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, so as to further define the role of the Chief Justice as the head of the judiciary; to provide for a single
High Court of South Africa; to provide that the Constitutional Court is the highest court in all matters; to further regulate the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court and
the Supreme Court of Appeal; to provide for the appointment of an Acting Deputy Chief Justice; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Superior Courts Act, 2013 (Act 10 of 2013)

To rationalise, consolidate and amend the laws relating to the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the High Court of South Africa; to make provision
for the administration of the judicial functions of all courts; to make provision for administrative and budgetary matters relating to the Superior Courts; and to provide
for matters incidental thereto.


Norms and Standards for the performance of Judicial Functions


Renaming of High Courts


Determination of Sittings of the Specific Courts




Judicial Policy Documents

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Government Notices

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Contact Details

Office of the Chief Justice

188, 14th Road, Noordwyk, Midrand, 1685


Private Bag X10, Marshalltown, 2107


Tel: +27 10 493 2500 (Switchboard)


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