Strengthen judicial governance and independence by rendering effective
support to the chief justice in executing administrative and judicial powers
and duties as both head of the judiciary and the Constitutional Court.
The mandate of the Office of the Chief Justice is to render support to the
chief justice as the head of the judiciary, as provided for in section 165(6)
of the Constitution, read together with the Superior Courts Act (2013). The
Office of the Chief Justice is also required to: provide and coordinate legal
and administrative support to the chief justice; provide communication and
relationship management services and intergovernmental and internal
coordination; develop courts administration policy and norms and standards;
support the development of judicial policy and norms and standards; support
the judicial function of the Constitutional Court; and support the Judicial
Service Commission and South African Judicial Education Institute in the
execution of their mandates.
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: