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Media Statements - 2010

  • Statement: Shrien Dewani will get fair trial in South Africa - 10 Dec
  • Statement: Protea in the area of Soweto, be declared as an additional place for the holding of sessions of the Johannesburg Small Claims Court - 29 Nov
  • Notice: Practice Directive 3 of 2010: Shutdown of the South Gauteng High Court: 13 Dec 2010 to 17 Jan 2011 - 24 Nov pdf
  • Statement: Justice Department celebrates Restorative Justice Week - 18 Nov
  • Statement: Justice Ministry embarks on a campaign to root out fraud and corruption in the Department - 17 Nov
  • Statement: Fire breaks out at Pretoria Magistrate’s Court - 27 Oct
  • Notice: Invitation to victims and interested parties to make representations regarding certain pardon matters - 18 Oct
  • Statement: Annual Report 2009/2010 - 10 Oct
  • Statement: Government Steps Up Efforts To Root Out Corruption – R200 Million Assets Seized - 25 Aug
  • Statement: Dedicated courts secure over 60 percent conviction rate - 06 Jul
  • Statement: Alexander officially opens the first-ever Small Claims Court - 25 May
  • Advisory: Justice launches Guidelines for Small Claims Court Commissioners - 24 May
  • Statement: Overview of the Budget Vote, 2010 for the Department of Justcice and Constitutional Development - 05 May
  • Statement: Statement Pertaining To The South African Position Regarding Migration And Human Trafficking; And Criminal Justice Responses To The Smuggling Of Migrants And Trafficking In Persons And Links To Transnational Organised Crime - 04 May
  • Statement: Minister Radebe Officially Opens Thuthuzela Care Centre - 03 May
  • Statement: Statement on 16 April 2010 by Deputy Minister Andries Nel, MP, pertaining to the South African position regarding Migration and Human Trafficking; and Criminal Justice responses to the Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons and links to Transnational Organised Crime - 16 Apr
  • Statement: Department launches the Child Justice Act - 01 Apr
  • Statement: Introduction Into Parliament, The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking In Persons Bill - 16 Mar
  • Statement: Media Advisory: Mpshe’s appointment consistent with the Constitution - 18 Feb
  • Statement: FIFA 2010 Administration of Justice Blue Print - 03 Feb

Media Statements & Invitations - 2009

  • Statement: South Africa to Host International Human Rights Day - 09 Dec
  • Statement: Simelane fit to hold office - 30 Nov Investigation into the conduct of the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development during the Ginwala Enquiry: PART A, PART B, PART C (30 Nov)
  • Submissions on behalf of the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (30 Nov)
  • Decision by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development in Response to the Report on the Investigation into the Conduct of the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development during the Ginwala Enquiry submitted by the Public Service Commission (23 Nov)
  • Statement: President Zuma appoints new National Director of Public Prosecutions - 25 Nov
  • Statement: Zuma announces new judges - 25 Nov
  • Statement: Settlement Agreement Between Government And Former Npa Head, Adv Vusi Pikoli - 23 Nov
  • Statement: Statement by Mr. Andries Nel MP, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development of the Republic of South Africa, upon assuming the chair of the meeting convened by the African Union Commission to prepare for the Review Conference of the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 6 November 2009 - 06 Nov
  • Statement: Minister Radebe travels Swaziland to strengthen Cooperation in law enforcement - 29 Oct
  • Statement: NCACC Statement On South African Arms Sales Regulation - 06 Aug
  • Statement: Commencement of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Amendment Act, 2008 (RICA) - 30 Jun
  • Statement: PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT BILL - 08 May
  • Statement: PREVENTION AND COMBATING OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS BILL - 08 May
  • Statement: MUSLIM MARRIAGES - 06 May
  • Statement: Budget Vote 2009, MTEF Allocation - 05 May
  • Statement: COMMENCEMENT OF SECTIONS 2 AND 3 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AMENDEMENT ACT, 2008 (ACT 65 OF 2008) RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS - 05 May
  • Statement: Outbreak of a fire at the Master’s Office in Pretoria - 05 May
  • Statement: THE FAST TRACKING OF INVESTIGATIONS AND THE USE OF DEDICATED REGIONAL COURTS FOR THE SPEEDY HEARING OF SERIOUS CRIMINAL MATTERS ARISING FROM THE 2009 ELECTIONS - 31 Mar
  • Statement: R10m Pongola Court upgrade officially opens - 27 Feb
  • Statement: TERMS OF REFERENCE: INVESTIGATION INTO CONDUCT OF ADV MENZI SIMELANE BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION - 26 Feb
  • Statement: KZN promotes use of indigenous languages in courts - 03 Feb
  • Statement: KZN promotes indigenous languages in courts - 02 Feb
  • Statement: Justice Hlophe’s resumption of Judicial Duties - 30 Jan
  • Resolution: World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ), Cape Town, 23 -24 January 2009 - 29 Jan
  • Fact Sheet: World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ), Cape Town, 23 -24 January 2009 - 20 Jan
  • Statement: World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ), Cape Town, 23 -24 January 2009 - 20 Jan

Media Statements & Invitations - 2008

  • Statement: Statement by the Minister on Ginwala Inquiry’s findings in relation to Advocate Menzi Simelane - 09 Dec
  • Alert: Minister Surty Visit the SCA and Free State Division Judiciary on 21 Nov 2008 - 17 Nov
  • Alert: Justice Minister to address the Cape Law Society on 07 Nov 2008 - 07 Nov
  • Statement: COMMONWEALTH MAGISTRATES AND JUDGES TO DISCUSS CONSTITUTIONAL INDEPENDENCE:CMJA Conference from 06th to 08th October 2008 at the Cape Sun Hotel, in Cape Town. The conference’s theme is: “Constitutional Independence for the Magistrate and Judge with reference to the Separation of Powers”. - 03 Oct
  • Inivtation: Justice Minister opens Access to Justice Week - 15 Aug
  • Statement: DG's response to the Mail and Guardian article (15 Aug 2008) - 15 Aug

Media Statements & Invitations - 2007

  • Statement: Road show to educate Community Development Workers (CDWs) on the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act... - 30 Oct
  • Statement: Magistracy should take rightful place in judiciary....16 Sep
  • Statement: Single judiciary under hot debate at Magistrates’ Conference...15 Sep
  • Statement: Minister of Justice and country’s top judges open Magistrates Conference...15 Sep
  • Statement: Magistrates conference will focus on efficiency and judicial accountability...14 Sep
  • Invite: South Africa will for the first time host the 46th session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) on the 2nd – 6th July 2007 at the International Convention Centre, Cape Town...28 Jun
  • Statement: The Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development, Mrs. B S Mabandla (MP) officially opened the first Commercial Crimes Court for the Western Cape, at the Commissioner House Building in Bellville....30 May
  • Statement: The Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development, Mrs. B S Mabandla (MP) delivered her Budget Vote Speech for 2007 in Parliament on 29 May 2007....29 May
  • Statement: Gender Justice Comes under the Spotlight at the Africa Regional Meeting: Advancing Gender Justice in Conflict-Affected Countries...22 Mar
  • Invite: The Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development Ms Brigitte Mabandla, MP, in collaboration with the Swedish Government and Partners for Gender Justice invite the MEDIA to the Africa Regional Meeting on Gender Justice: Advancing Gender Justice in Conflict Affected Countries (22 - 23 Mar 2007)...13 Mar
  • Statement: MINIMUM SENTENCING LEGISLATION - 13 Mar
  • Statement: RELOCATION OF THE MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: JOHANNESBURG - 09 Mar
  • Statement: APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEYS AS ACTING JUDGES CAN PROMOTE TRANSFORMATION OF THE JUDICIARY - LAW SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA - 01 Feb
  • Statement: THE SHOOTING OF MR ALAN MCKENZIE - 31 Jan
  • Statement: Extension of Closing Date for comment on Investigation into the Review of the Interpretation Act,1957 (Act No 33 of 1957) (Project 25) - 23 Jan
  • Statement: RESPONSE TO MEDIA REPORTS ABOUT THE SA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION’S FINDINGS ON PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS - 05 Jan

Media Statements & Invitations - 2006

  • Statement: Response to the DA Statement: Parliamentary Questions - 21.12.06
  • Statement: The Announcement by Justice Squires - 15.11.06
  • Statement: Auditor - General's Report to Parliament on the Financial Statements of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development - 20.10.06
  • Statement: Cabinet approves allocations in terms of the Criminal Assets Recovery Account (CARA) - 18.10.06
  • Statement: Another successful intervention for the Payment of Maintenance Monies - 28.09.06
  • Statement: Justice and Constitutional Development Minister, Ms Brigitte Mabandla, MP, Recovering in Hospital - 15.09.06
  • Statement: "Clock-Watcher Frees 13" - 14.09.06
  • Statement: Justice Nicholson's Ruling - 29.08.06
  • Statement: The Department of Justice & Constitutional Development in its quest to improve in service delivery and reducing backlog in our courts throughout the country will launch an Internship Programme which also answers the call of President... 27.08.06
  • Invite: The Public Protector of South Africa cordially invites you to a media briefing session on the findings of investigations into allegations of unethical and improper conduct by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka... 25.08.06
  • Statement: Operation Isondlo: Handing over of long outstanding Maintenance Monies to Beneficiaries - 22.08.06
  • Statement: Media Breakfast to announce the Members of the Steering Committee for the Legal Services Charter - 11.08.06
  • Statement: Operation Isondlo Open Day: Ladysmith Magistrates Office: 5 August 2006 - 04.08.06
  • Statement: Court and Case Flow Management Seminar: Royal Hotel, Durban , on 21 July 2006 - 21.07.06
  • Statement: Response to the Mail & Guardian Articles: "Mbeki axes judges Bills" - 30.06.06
  • Statement: Visit by a delegate from Benin to the Constitutional Court and Constitutional Hill Site in Johannesburg - 26.05.06
  • Statement: UN Report (Courts) - 23.05.06
  • Statement: Media Conference on the Underspending of the 2005/6 Justice Department's Budget - 10.04.06
  • Statement: The Impact of the Implementation of the Constitution Twelfth Amendment Act, 2005 and the Cross-Boundary Municipalities Laws Repeal And Related Matters Act, 2005 (Act No. 23 of 2005) on Magisterial District Boundaries - 06.04.06
  • Statement: Minister Grants Vacation Leave to Mr. Justice Hlophe - 05.04.06
  • Statement: Commencement of Duties of the Donen Commission (Irregularities in the United Nations Oil for Food Programme in Iraq (OFFP)) - 13.03.06
  • Statement: Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development visit the Randburg Court - 10.03.06
  • Statement: Minister Handing over Unclaimed Maintenance Monies to Beneficiaries - 21.02.06
  • Statement: Extension of time for comments on the Constitution Fourteenth Amendment Bill - 17.02.06
  • Statement: Statement on the Commission of Inquiry set up to conduct an Investigation into the Alleged Illicit Activities of eight South African Companies or Individuals based on the Findings of the Independent Inquiry Committee of the United Nations (UN) into the Oil-For Food Programme of the UN in Iraq - 13.02.06
  • Statement: Media Statement on the Constitution Fourteenth Amendment Bill - 10.01.06

Media Statements & Invitations - 2005

  • Statement: 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Charter: Event hosted in London - 28 Nov
  • Statement: Expunging of Criminal Records of Offenders for which amnesty has granted in terms of Section 20 of the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 - 28 Nov
  • statement: Visit to South Africa by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Republic of Namibia, Ms Pendukeni Livula-Ithana - 18 Nov
  • Statement: Press Reports that Government is considering Delaying Local Government Elections - 8 Nov
  • Statement: Detection of Asbestos at the Pretoria Magistrate's Office - 31 Oct
  • Statement: Commencement of the Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act - 28 Oct
  • Statement: Promotion of Access to Information Act: Extension of cut-off date for the submission of Manuals for certain private companies - 31 Aug
  • Statement: Allegations of Tender Irregularities and Nepotism in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development - 23 Aug
  • Statement: Migration of Network: Impact on Service Delivery at the Fox Street Magistrates' Court, Johannesburg - 17 Aug
  • Statement: Minister Mabandla to unveil the bust of Former President Nelson Mandela in the Hague, Netherlands - 13 Jul
  • Statement: Constitutional Court Judgment on Prisoners who are still on Death Row - 25 May
  • Statement: Launch of the Equality Court at Stutterheim and Imbizo on Justice Related Matters - 22 Apr
  • Statement: Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development, Ms B S Mabandla to attend a high level segment of the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva and the Celebration of the Human Rights Day at the South African House, Trafalgar Square, London - 14 Mar
  • Statement: Declaration of Peace Officers in terms of Section 334 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act 51 of 1977) - 01 Feb
  • Invitation: Media Invitation to an official opening of the Mbombela Municipality Court and the new wing of the existing Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court. - 31 Jan
  • Invitation:Press conference on enhancing co-operation and measures that will be taken at the national level to bring justice to victims of serious crimes (genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity). - 26 Jan
  • Statement: The process for Presidential Pardon in terms of Section 84(2)(j) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 to expunge criminal records. A special reference to Dr Allan Aubrey Boesak’s case. - 18 Jan

Media Statements & Invitations - 2004

  • Statement: Cabinet approves the SA Service's Charter for Victims of Crime - 02 Dec
  • Statement: Public Awareness Campaign on Equality Courts - 27 Nov
  • Statement: Child Support Week: National Launch - 15 Oct
  • Statement: Opening of the new and refurbished accommodation, Port Elizabeth Magistrates Office - 06 Oct
  • Statement: Certificate Awarding Ceremony: Project Management Skills Programme for Court Managers/Administrative Control Officers - 17 Sep
  • Statement: Small Claims Court for Richmond - 17 Sep
  • Statement: Invitation to comment on the proposed date of commencement and the draft regulations on sections of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000 - 10 May
  • Statement: Court and Caseflow Management Workshop: KZN - 23 Jul
  • Statement: Ceremonial handing over of a "Box of Books" to the Minister of Justice and Consitutional Development - 24 Mar
  • Statement: TRC Amnesty Hearing, 19 March 2004
  • Statement: Feedback on the International Judges' Conference, 20 March 2004
  • Statement: International Judges' Conference, 18 March 2004
  • Statement: Tribute to Minister Dullah Omar - 15 Mar

Media Statements & Invitations - 2003

  • Statement: Publication of proposed amendments to the Constitution - 04 Aug
  • Invitation: Consultative meeting and Launch of the National Forum Against Racism- 28 Jul
  • Statement: The Judges' Symposium Statement, 18 July 2003
  • Statement: Official opening of the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court, Thursday 17 April 2003
  • Invitation: The Court Manager Training Program, 07 April
  • Invitation: Government Imbizo Week, 03 April
  • Statement: Designation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Zimbabwe in terms of section 3 (2) (a) (ii) and section 5 (1) (a) of the Admission of Advocates Act, 1964 - 20 Mar
  • Statement: Condition of the Witwatersrand Local Division of the High Court - 12 Feb
  • Statement: Commencement of the Debt Collectors Act, Act 114 of 1998 - 07 Feb
  • Statement: Official opening of the Johannesburg Commercial Crime Court, Friday 24 January 2003
  • Invitation: Official opening of the Johannesburg Commercial Crime Court, Friday 24 January 2003
  • Statement: SA Law Commission's Investigation into Consolidated Legislation pertaining to International Co-operation in Civil Matters (Project 121), Pretoria - 21 Jan
  • Statement: SA Law Commission: Project 107: Sexual Offences, Pretoria - 21 Jan
  • Statement: SA Law Commission: Project 110: Review of the Child Care Act, Pretoria - 21 Jan
  • Statement: SA Law Commission's Investigation into the Protected Disclosures Act (Project 123), Pretoria - 21 Jan
  • Statement: South African Law Commission on its Investigation into Traditional Courts and the Judicial Function of Traditional Leaders (Project 90), Pretoria - 21 Jan
  • Invitation: South African Law Commission Media Conference, 21 January 2003, Pretoria - 17 Jan

Media Statements & Invitations - 2002

  • 04 Dec - statement:Implementation of the Moseneke decision by the Constitutional Court
  • 02 Dec - invitation:Press Conference on 4 December 2002 on the implementation of the Moseneke decision by the Constitutional Court
  • 26 Nov - statement:Boys and Girls Against Violence and Abuse of Women and Children& Greening of Muzomuhle Primary School , Diepsloot
  • 25 Nov - statement:Metrorail "Stops Violence in its Tracks" Initiative
  • 24 Nov - statement:People United in Numbers Against Violence at the Union Building
  • 19 Nov - statement: Launch of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children
  • 31 Oct - statement:Launch of the Master's Business Unit
  • 25 Oct - invitation:Media Invitation: Findings of the Seminar on Integrated Case Flow Management
  • 22 Oct - statement:Establishment of a Small Claims Court for the area of Butterworth
  • 18 Oct - invitation:Launch of the Integrated Case Flow Management System
  • 14 Oct - statement:Lifting of the Suspension on the Johannesburg Court Interpreters
  • 07 Oct - statement:Turning of the Sod: Additional and Refurbishment of Existing Accommodation at the Benoni Magistrates' Office
  • 20 Sep - statement:Media statement regarding Court Buildings
  • 19 Sep - statement:Press statement relating to the Rights of Landowners and Unlawful Occupiers
  • 17 Sep - statement:Media release relating to Children awaiting trial in prison
  • 26 Aug - invitation:Invitation to South African Law Commission Media Conference, 29 August 2002, Cape Town
  • 14 Aug - statement:Statement by the South African Law Commission concerning its investigation into privacy and data protection
  • 14 Aug - statement:Imbizo Sessions to empower communities to fight crime
  • 09 Aug - statement:Media release regarding the irregularities at the Master's Office, Cape Town
  • 25 Jul - statement:Performance Enhancement Programme and projects spearheaded by the Office of the CFO
  • 12 Jul - statement:Ratification of the Protocol on the Establishment of the African Human and Peoples' Rights
  • 02 Jul - statement:Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and related matters: Submission of Final Report
  • 3 Jun - statement:Small Claims Court Instituted in Northern Province
  • 30 May - statement:Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and related matters: Gratitude for the Media's Role in Publicising the Activities of the Commission
  • 28 May - statement:Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and related matters: Agreement between the Exchange Control Department of the South African Reserve Bank and Deutsche Bank AG (Johannesburg Branch)
  • 13 May - statement:Conclusion of Public Hearings of Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and Related Matters
  • 11 May - statement:Media Statement relating to the 31st Ordinary Session of African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • 30 Apr - statement:Media Statement: Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and related matters
  • 29 Apr - invitation:Media Invitation: 31st Ordinary Session of African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • 29 Apr - statement:Media Statement: 31st Ordinary Session of African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights  
  • 25 Apr - statement:South African Government hosts the 31st Ordinary Session of African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • 22 Apr - statement:Justice Department interacts with community of Sebokeng in an Imbizo
  • 16 Apr - invitation:Media Invitation: "Give-a-Can" Campaign - Regional Office: Limpopo Province
  • 09 Apr - invitation:Media Invitation: "Give-a-Can" Campaign: Church Square, Pretoria
  • 08 Apr - statement:Media Statement: Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and related matters
  • 05 Apr - invitation:Media Invitation: Vusi Goes to Court - Mamelodi Magistrates Office, 5 April 2002
  • 26 Mar - statement:Amendments to the Human Rights Month Activity Calendar
  • 25 Mar - invitation:Media Invitation to the new Mitchell's Plein Magistrate's Offices
  • 15 Mar - statement:Upgraded Hartswater Magistrate's Court Brings Justice To The People
  • 15 Mar - statement:Recess of Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and related matters: Media Statement
  • 14 Mar - invitation:Invitation to Media: Opening of Hartswater Magistrates Office
  • 13 Mar - statement:Amendments to the Human Rights Month Calendar
  • 07 Mar - statement:Justice College: Training Programme on Child Law for Prosecutors
  • 07 Mar - invitation:Invitation to Media: International Women's Day Celebrations: Winterveld Community
  • 25 Feb - statement:Commencement of Public Hearings of the Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and related matters
  • 14 Feb - statement:Sections 10, 14, 16 and 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (Act 2 of 2000), are now operational with effect from February 15, 2002.
  • 14 Feb - statement:Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and related matters: Statement
  • 04 Feb - statement:Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and related matters
  • 01 Feb - invitation:Commission of Inquiry into the Rapid Depreciation of the Exchange Rate of the Rand and related matter, Press Statement
  • 31 Jan - statement:Appointment of Court Manager: Johannesburg Magistrates Court
  • 17 Jan - statement:Allegations pertaining to the role of the Family Advocate as Central Authority for cases in Abduction, in terms of the Hague Conventions
  • 17 Jan - invitation:Invitation to South African Law Commission Media Conference, 17 January 2002, Pretoria
  • 16 Jan - statement:Withdrawal of charges against the six suspects who were arrested for the rape of nine-month-old baby

Media Statements - 2001

  • 19 Dec -SA Law Commission: Sexual Offences (Project 107)
  • 19 Dec -SA Law Commission: Release of the Discussion Paper on the Review of the Child Care Act (Project 110)
  • 14 Dec -SA Law Commission: Investigation into Incapable Adults (Project 122)
  • 06 Dec -SA Law Commission: Investigation into Islamic Marriages and Related Matters (Project 59) Discussion Paper 101
  • 27 Nov -Women Abuse Help line 0800 150 150 Rescued
  • 07 Nov -Deputy Minister distributes books for Schools in the North-Eastern Free State
  • 05 Nov -Imbizo Week 5 - 9 November 2001
  • 01 Nov -Conclusion and handling over of "Reduce case backlog" Pilot Project
  • 11 Oct -Small Claims Courts Instituted in Northern and Eastern Cape Provinces
  • 09 Oct -The Launch of the Insolvency Practitioners Society of South Africa (IPSSA)
  • 05 Oct -Media Statement by the South African Commission concerning its investigation into Domestic Partnerships
  • 04 Oct -Media Statement by the South African Law Commission on the Workshop with the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Commission’s Draft Discussion Paper on the Review of the Child Care Act: (Project 110) 
  • 02 Oct -The institution of Small Claims Courts in KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape Provinces
  • 25 Sep -Opening of Maintenance and Domestic Violence Section of the Pretoria Magistrate's Office
  • 20 Sep -Parliamentary Press Briefing
  • 17 Sep -Consultative Workshop on the "Draft SA Victim Charter"
  • 14 Sep -Draft Charter for Victims of Crime to be discussed
  • 12 Sep -Office of Master of the High Court in Pretoria temporarily closed
  • 29 Aug -Proposed strike by the state attorneys
  • 16 Aug -Mmabatho Sexual Offences Court to be launched
  • 12 Jul -Publication of Proposed Amendments to Constitution in Gazette
  • 10 Jul -Death of Mr Percy Boikie Monareng, Regional Court President, North West
  • 26 Jun -Release of a policy document on appointment of liquidators and trustees
  • 22 Jun -New Regional Court to boost West Rand fight against crime
  • 22 Jun -Corruption at the Magistrate’s Office, Somerset West
  • 22 Jun -Acting Director General on the Resolutions by the Concerned Magistrates
  • 22 Jun -Saturday and Additional Courts to address the backlog in cases
  • 20 Jun -The problems encountered by the Pretoria Masters Office
  • 19 Jun -Combating Corruption within the Department

Media Statements - 2000

  • 21 Dec -Traditional leaders granted powers to bring justice to the people
  • 23 Oct -South African Law Commission on a Seminar on Best Practices in Law Reform
  • 19 Oct -Postponement of implementation of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000
  • 12 Oct -Small Claims Court instituted in the Odi area
  • 06 Oct -Reduction of Court Backlog Project in the Eastern Cape
  • 13 Sep -Parliamentary Media Briefing on various issues relating to the courts
  • 05 Sep -Commencement of Sections 1, 2, 3, 4(2), 5, 6, 29 [with the exception of Subsection (2)], 32, 33 and 34(1) of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000 (Act No. 4 of 2000
  • 01 Sep -Implementation of Sections 1 to 5 and 10 of the Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act, 1998
  • 17 Aug -Long Service Awards ceremony for the Western Cape members of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
  • 11 Aug -Press statement relating to the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000
  • 10 Aug -Information session on Domestic Violence and the Maintenance Act in Venda
  • 07 Aug -Release of Reports on Juvenile Justice, Terrorism and Customary Law of Succession
  • 04 Aug -Department to focus on Domestic Violence in KwaZulu-Natal
  • 25 Jul -Appointment of Acting Sheriff of the Superior and Lower Courts of Kroonstad
  • 21 Jul -New Small Claims Court for Mankwe
  • 20 Jul -Access to Information Act to be implemented soon
  • 11 Jul -Developments at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court
  • 06 Jul -Rooting out Corruption: The Odi Magistrate's Office
  • 14 Jun -Awarding of tender for the Court Process Project as part of the E-Justice Programme
  • 13 Jun -Late deductions of Maintenance Monies
  • 13 Jun -Reminder for submissions on the Implementation of the Promotion of Access to Information Act
  • 07 Jun -Symbolic handing over of the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Offices site
  • 06 Jun -Workshops on Administrative Justice
  • 30 May -South African Law Commission: Investigation into Islamic marriages and related matters (PROJECT 59)
  • 29 May -Transcripts of the TRC’s Section 29 Investigative Hearing into the Helderberg Air Disaster
  • 08 April -Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development to attend a Millennium Law Conference conference in Singapore
  • 09 Mar -Opening of the new wing & launch of Tax Court Pilot Project at Bellville Magistrate’s Court
  • 06 Mar -Launch of Support Desks at Magistrate's Courts
  • 11 Jan -Appointment of the Information & Liaison Officer in the Regional Office of the Western Cape
  • 11 Jan -First woman State Attorney for the Western Cape

Media Statements - 1999

  • 17 Dec -JUSTICE DEPT READY FOR Y2K
  • 9 Dec -PROSECUTORS WILL GET INCREASES BEFORE XMAS
  • 9 Dec -MASTER'S OFFICE CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS: PROSECUTIONS SOON
  • 6 Dec -PROPOSED BILL WON'T INTERFERE WITH JUDICIARY
  • 5 Dec -NEW ANTI-GRAFT UNIT TO BE SET UP SOON: JUSTICE
  • 2 Dec -GOVT AIMS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: GILLWALD
  • 30 Nov -INTELLIGENCE CRITICISES JUSTICE BILL
  • 30 Nov -MADUNA SAYS CAMPS BAY BOMBERS WILL BE ARRESTED BY CHRISTMAS
  • 30 Nov -ALL STATE RESOURCES MOBILISED TO CATCH CAMPS BAY BOMBERS
  • 29 Nov -JUSTICE MINISTRY HOPES NEW LAWS WILL COMBAT URBAN TERROR
  • 27 Nov -MADUNA AIMS TO MAKE COURTS MORE USER FRIENDLY
  • 26 Nov -NEW CHILD MAINTENANCE ACT COMES INTO EFFECT
  • 26 Nov -THE GAME IS OVER AS THE NEW CHILD MAINTENANCE ACT (ACT No 99 OF 1998) COMES INTO OPERATION
  • 23 Nov -SALARY INCREASE FOR MAGISTRATES
  • 15 Nov -COMMERCIAL COURTS TO TARGET WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS
  • 11 Nov -SCORPIONS WILL PROCEED: MADUNA
  • 11 Nov -LAB'S DEBT TO LAWYERS WILL BE PAID: MADUNA
  • 11 Nov -MASTER OF SUPREME COURT SUSPENDED
  • 9 Nov -PROSECUTORS SHOULD SUPPORT EACH OTHER: GILLWALD
  • 6 Nov -THOUSANDS SAVED ON STREAMLINED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM:DU RANDT
  • 3 Nov -FINANCE COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGAL AID CASH INJECTION
  • 3 Nov -DONATE ONE HOUR'S SALARY TO CHILDREN
  • 2 Nov -CRIME FIGHT- MADUNA PRAISES BUSINESS
  • 2 Nov -STOP FIGHTING OVER MONEY, HELP COMBAT CRIME: MADUNA TELLS LAWYERS
  • 29 Oct -TRC REPORT ANNIVERSARY SIGNIFICANT MOMENT FOR DEMOCRACY: MADUNA
  • 28 Oct -EQUALITY BILL WILL EMPOWER ORDINARY PEOPLE
  • 27 Oct -GOVERNMENT MOVES CLOSER TO OUTLAWING RACISM
  • 26 Oct -JUDGES AREN'T EXEMPT FROM CRITICISM: GILLWALD
  • 25 Oct -RAPE RATE AMONG MEN BRINGS HOPE FOR WOMEN: DEPUTY MINISTER
  • 19 Oct -JUSTICE MINISTER ORDERS INQUIRY INTO ALLEGED CORRUPTION
  • 19 Oct -GAUTENG CONSUMER AFFAIRS COURT SWORN-IN