Yes, the Office of the Chief Justice published two media statements regarding the matter stating, amongst others, that they are gathering information regarding the matter and is also taking legal advice on the way forward. The Office of the Chief Justice is also conducting a review of active contracts by the Department for any impropriety, particularly within the information Communications Technology. .
(a) (i) and (ii) Mr Vickqus Nkosinathi Mncube, Chief Director: Court Administration and Spokesperson for the Judiciary;
Mr Casper Nicolaas Coetzer, Chief Financial Officer and Acting Chief Director: Information and Communication Technology; and
Ms Yvonne Van Niekerk, Director: Case Management: Lower Courts.
(b)(i) The Office of the Chief Justice awarded to a tender Thomson Reuters who subcontracted with a South African company. Information about the directors of Thompson Reuters is publicly available at https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/about-us/board-of-directors.html
(b)(ii) Thompson Reuters previously provided Westlaw subscription services to the OCJ.