South Africa 16.5.2018 02:37 pm

Office of Chief Justice allocated R2.1 billion budget for 2018/19

Minister of Justice Michael Masutha.

Minister of Justice Michael Masutha.

Of this amount, over R1 billion is allocated to Judges’ remuneration and benefits.

The office of the chief justice (OCJ) has been allocated a R6.9 billion budget over the next three financial years, with R2.1 billion allocated for 2017/18, Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Wednesday.
“Of this amount, R1.022 billion is allocated to Judges’ remuneration and benefits. This means that the OCJ will have an operating budget of R1.120 billion,” Masutha said while addressing journalists ahead of tabling the OCJ budget vote in Parliament.
The staffing of the OCJ would remain one of the key aims over the next year, with the number of funded posts increasing from 1 679 last year to 1 898 as of March 1 this year. 
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