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Strategic Plan for the period 2021-2025

This Strategic Plan was developed during a very difficult period. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to deepening negative economic growth and high unemployment. When we conceptualized these plans, we were mindful that our priorities should invoke a paradigm shift in our country. The shift must take place in two directions: on one end of the spectrum is the recalibrating and reviving of our economy, while on the other end of the spectrum is the need to stem the tide of corruption by reigning in those who are wielding state power for their own benefit. It is now more than ever that we need to be morally and ethically upright, and effective in our daily jobs.

Read the full document: Strategic Plan for the period 2021-2025 PDF [3.03mb, published 20 Oct 2022].

Annual Performance Plan for the period 2023-2024

This Annual Performance Plan signifies our intent to reposition the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development as an intersectional department at the heart of the Constitution. The Annual Performance Plan also gives us the opportunity to consolidate policies and legislation for the effective implementation of programmes aligned to the government’s plans, such the National Development Plan, the National Strategic Plan on Gender-based Violence and Femicide, among others.

Follow this link to read the Revised Departmental Annual Performance Plan 2023-2024 PDF [4.38mb, Amended on 11 Aug 2023].





The Strategic Plan and the Annual Performance Plan cover all five programmes of the Department which

  1. Administration
  2. Court Administration
  3. State Legal Services
  4. National Prosecuting Authority
  5. Auxiliary and Associated Services


  1. Modernised and digitised justice services platforms
  2. Improved organisational capability and good governance
  3. Improved awareness of justice services and constitutionalism
  4. Increased access to justice services
  5. Improved and Transformed Masters services
  6. Colonial/Apartheid era justice-related legislation reviewed and replaced
  7. Transformed State Legal Services
  8. Transformed Legal profession
  9. Advanced constitutionalism, human rights and the rule of law
  10. Crime and corruption reduced through effective prosecution