Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says he will speed up the transformation of the judiciary by giving previously disadvantaged lawyers more legal work from the government and state-owned enterprises.
Speaking at a press conference in Parliament yesterday, Radebe said transformation of the judiciary was not only about appointing black judges.
He said he would approach the cabinet for a decision "to give previously disadvantaged lawyers opportunities to participate in the big procurement spend by the state".
Radebe said: "There is a huge budget for litigation within state-owned enterprises. The government is also one of the biggest litigators, so there is no reason why previously disadvantaged lawyers should not be given the opportunity to participate."
He said the move would "accelerate the transformation of the judiciary judges" .