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Minister Lamola welcomes JOASA commitment to Solidarity Fund

10 April 2020

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola welcomed the announcement by the Judicial Officers Association of South Africa (JOASA) today which committed R50 000 as an immediate contribution to the Solidarity Fund.

The National Executive Committee of JOASA made the announcement in Cape Town today. Speaking on behalf of JOASA, Chief Magistrate Daniel Thulare indicated that the organisation would call on all its members to voluntarily support the Solidarity Fund further.

“This contribution is a positive gesture that heeds President Ramaphosa’s call for everyone in society who is able to make a contribution to the Solidarity Fund, to do so. We encourage more commitments such as these to help government deal with the unprecedented effects that the COVID-19 virus is having on our country,” said Minister Lamola.

The Solidarity Fund was established for the purpose of enabling all sectors of society to make contributions which will assist in curbing the spread of Covid-19.

“We remain committed to working with any of our partners and entities in keeping with the collective spirit that we are all in this together,” said Minister Lamola.

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development          


Mr Chrispin Phiri
Spokesperson: Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
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