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Minister

Minister
Ms Thembisile Simelane

Office of the Minister

 

Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister
Mr Andries Nel

Office of the Deputy Minister

 

Director-General

Office of the Director-General
Advocate Doctor Mashabane

Email: DocMashabane@justice.gov.za
Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Executive Assistant: Mr Raymond Manzini
Email: RaManzini@justice.gov.za

Head of Office: Mr Chris Masibulele Mfunzana
Email: MMfunzana@justice.gov.za

Head of Policy Coordination: Mr Sello Chiloane
Email: SChiloane@justice.gov.za

- Chief Directorate: Executive and Governance Support
- Chief Directorate: Integrated Justice System (IJS)
- Chief Directorate: Internal Audit


DoJ&CD Macro Structure


Branch: Court Administration

Deputy Director-General
Mr Lucky Charles Mohalaba
Email: LCMohalaba@justice.gov.za

  • Chief Directorate: Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PRVG)
  • Chief Directorate: Court Operations Support
  • Chief Directorate: Judicial and Magistracy Policy Planning and Support

Branch: Legislative Development and Legal Services

Deputy Director-General
Ms Kalayvani Pillay
Email: KalaPillay@justice.gov.za

Branch: Master of the High Court and Family Law Services

Chief Master
Adv. Kanyane Mathibe (Acting from 01 Apr-30 Sep 2024)
Email: KanMathibe@justice.gov.za

  • Chief Directorate: Master Operations
  • Chief Directorate: Masters Policy and Strategy
  • Chief Directorate: Family Law Advocate

Branch: Office of the Chief State Law Advisor

Chief State Law Adviser
Adv Susan Masapu
Email: SMasapu@justice.gov.za

  • Chief Directorate: Legal Advisory
  • Chief Directorate: Legislation Process and Certification
  • Chief Directorate: International Law Advisory

Branch: Institutional Development and Support

Deputy Director-General
Mr Thabiso Thiti
E-mail: TThiti@justice.gov.za

Branch: Consitutional Development

Deputy Director-General
Adv Shireen Said
Email: SSaid@justice.gov.za

  • Chief Directorate: Constitutional Implementation
  • Chief Directorate: International Legal and Treaty Affairs
  • Chief Directorate: Social Justice

Branch: Financial Management Services

Chief Financial Officer
Ms Rofhiwa Irene Singo
Email: RSingo@justice.gov.za

  • Chief Directorate: Management Accounting
  • Chief Directorate: Financial Accounting and Compliance
  • Chief Directorate: Third Party Funds (TPF)
  • Chief Directorate: Supply Chain Management

Branch: Corporate Services

Deputy Director-General
Ms Thabitha Constance Mametja
Email: CMametja@justice.gov.za

  • Chief Directorate: Human Resource Management and Development
  • Chief Directorate: Security Management
  • Chief Directorate: Facilities Management

Branch: Information and Communication Technology

Deputy Director-General
Mr Jabu Hugh Hlatshwayo
E-mail: JHlatshwayo@justice.gov.za

  • Chief Directorate: ICT Infrastructure & Operations Management

Office of the Solicitor-General

Solicitor-General: Mr Fhedzisani Pandelani
Email: FhePandelani@justice.gov.za

- State Attorney Offices

 

* Currect Macro Structure approved in Sep 2022.


List of previous Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Director-Generals (since 1994)

Ministers
  • Ms Thembisile Simelane (30 Jun 2024 - to date)
  • Mr Ronald Lamola (29 May 2019 - 21 May 2024)
  • Adv Tshililo Michael Masutha (25 May 2014 - 28 May 2019)
  • Mr Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe (11 May 2009 - 28 April 2014)
  • Mr Mohamed Enver Surty (25 Sep 2008-10 May 2009)
  • Ms Brigitte Mabandla (29 Apr 2004-24 Sep 2008)
  • Dr Penuell Maduna (17 Jun 1999- 27 Apr 2004)
  • Dr Dullah Omar (Apr 1994- Jun 1999)
Deputy Ministers
  • Mr Andries Nel (30 Jun 2024 - to date)
  • Mr John H Jeffery (09 Jul 2013 - 21 May 2024)
  • Mr Andries C Nel (11 May 2009 - 8 Jul 2013)
  • Adv Johhny H de Lange (29 Apr 2004 - 10 May 2009)
  • Ms Cherly E Gillwald (17 Jun 1999 - 28 Apr 2004)
  • Dr. 'Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (Jul 1996 - May 1999)
  • Ms Sheila M Camerer (Mar-Jun 1996)
  • Mr Chirs Fismer (May 1994- Mar 1996)
Directors-General
  • Adv Doctor Mashabane (Mar 2021-to date)
  • Ms Kalayvani Pillay (Acting from 3 Aug 2020 to Feb 2021)
  • Adv J B Skosana (Acting from 7 Oct 2019 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Mr Vusi Madonsela (01 May 2016 - 06 Oct 2019)
  • Ms Nonkululeko Sindane (02 Jan 2010- 29 Apr 2016)
  • Adv Menzi Simelane (Jun 2005 - Sep 2009)
  • Adv Vusi Pikoli (1999- Jun 2005)
  • Adv Jasper Noeth (1989 - 1999)