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Strategic Plan for the period 2015-2020

mtsfThe Strategic Plan aims to elaborate on medium to long term policies and programmes that are to be implemented over a five-year planning period in the justice sphere. In particular it indicates the key performance indicators as well as what is aimed to be achieved through the spending of the allocated budget, for each entity reporting to their respective executive authorities. This information will therefore provide Parliament and the public with the necessary information to hold the justice sphere entities accountable against the outcomes set out in the MTSF.

Read the full document: Strategic Plan for the period 2015-2020 [1.32mb PDF] Amended and updated on 20 April 2016
Follow this link to read the Departmental Annual Performance Plan 2016-2017 [1.04mb PDF] Amended and updated 05 Aug 2016.

VISION: An accessible justice system that promotes constitutional values.

MISSION: To provide transparent, responsive and accountable justice services for all.


  • Goal 1: An efficient, effective and development oriented administration. (Outcome 12)
    Goal statement: Compliance with legal and good practice requirements is improved in respect of governance across all branches and structures of the Department towards an unqualified audit.
  • Goal 2: Improved administration support to the justice system enabling efficient resolution of cases (civil, family law and criminal)(Outcome 3 and Outcome 13)
    Goal statement: Courts and justice service points are supported to improve the finalisation rates, efficiencies and backlogs in respect of all criminal, civil and family matters.
  • Goal 3: Provision of quality legal services that strengthen the capacity of the state (Outcome 12)
    Goal statement: The exposure of government to legal risk is reduced, citizens have access to quality guardian and probate services, the state has access to legal services and constitutionalism is promoted.
  • Goal 4: Promote constitutionalism and social justice to contribute to social cohesion (Outcome 14)
    Goal statement: Compliance by government departments with the Promotion of the Administrative Justice Act (PAJA) is substantially improved, citizens are better informed on how to exercise their constitutional rights, public engagement with relevant stakeholders, civil society organisations and community-based organisations is improved by public participatory forums and constitutional development is promoted.