The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development says its Information Technology (IT) system has been hacked.
The department says the security breach was detected on Monday evening. It led to all information systems being encrypted, not allowing access to employees as well as members of the public.
All electronic services provided by the department have been affected, including the issuing of letters of authority, bail services, emails and the department’s website.
In a statement, the department says its IT teams are working to resolve the issue and restore services as soon as possible.
They also say that they have activated their business continuity plan and put emergency measures in place to ensure that the system challenges do not affect court operations around the country.
The department says at this stage there’s no indication of any data being compromised.