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Justice in Action

Small Claims Court monetary jurisdiction increased

Mar 2019 - Do you intend of bring forward a claim to the Small Claims Court, but are worried you may have to decrease part of your claim? No need to abandon part of your claim, as the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will increase monetary jurisdiction from R15 000 to R20 000 from 1 April this year. Deputy Minister John Jeffery announced the good news recently during the KwaZulu-Natal Small Claims Court Workshop. “We are confident that the proposed increase is in the interest of access to civil justice and will further assist our people to have their legal matters resolved,” explained Deputy Minister Jeffery. Read More

Dialogues to prevent violence against LGBTI persons

Mar 2019 - The National Task Team (NTT) on Gender and Sexual Orientation-Based Violence perpetrated against Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual. Transgender and Inter-sex (LGBTI) persons will mark Human Rights Month with a series of LGBTI prevention dialogues in various communities through its Provincial Task Teams. The aim of the dialogues is to raise awareness on the discrimination against LGBTI persons. Read More

Justice Quick Facts

Mar 2019 - This year South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy. It is an opportune time to reflect on the strides made by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in broadening access to justice for all. Read More

OFA continues to Champion children’s rights

Mar 2019 - The Office of the Family Advocate (OFA) continues to champion the needs of children across the country. The OFA, within the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development assists parents reach an agreement on disputed custody, parenting plans, family mediation, access and guardianship of a child and more. The unit was brought into being through the promulgation of the Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act (Act No 24 of 1987). Read More


Faces of Justice

Meet Gauteng’s Regional Head, Mr Tsietsi Malema

Mar 2019 - Recently appointed to head the Gauteng Regional Office of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, former North West Regional Head, Mr Tsietsi Malema says he will use his knowledge and experience in his new role to bring about a positive change to the province, working together with the dedicated team there.Read More


New EC Regional Head, Dibuseng Mongoato, promises change

Mar 2019 - The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) continues to pioneer gender transformation as more women take up leadership roles within justice. Recently appointed Eastern Cape Regional Head, Dibuseng Mongoato, is a perfect example of this transformation. Her role as the Regional Head is to provide strategic leadership to the province by maintaining stakeholder engagements especially within the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) and ensuring the day-to-day operation of the Department in the province.Read More