1. The Bill clarifies the role of the Chief Justice by providing that he or she is the head of the judiciary and exercises responsibility over the establishment and monitoring of norms and standards for the exercise of judicial functions. The Committee is of the view that this will greatly assist the judiciary to address challenges that it faces with regard to the exercise of judicial functions. The Committee has repeatedly expressed concern regarding declining court performance. It understands that the Chief Justice has already actively begun to co-ordinate the roleplayers in addressing case flow management for a more streamlined process and welcomes this.