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Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 14, 27 November 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 14, 2023

The Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane visited five courts in the Eastern Cape as part of his ongoing unannounced court visits. The visits took place on 14-15 November 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 14, 2023

The Mpumalanga Provincial Office organised a stakeholder engagement to brief stakeholders in the implementation of the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons. The engagement took place in Mbombela Mpumalanga on 20 November 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 14, 2023

The Department hosted the Human Resource Planning meeting at Kgoshi Mampuru on 13-14 November 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 14, 2023

The Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane and Gauteng Provincial Head, Mr Zephania Malema visited the Diepsloot Family Court to ensure a smooth openning to members of the public on 13 November 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 14, 2023

The Department held a second activation at Diepsloot Family Court which officially opened on 13 November 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 13, 13 November 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 13, 2023

Director General, Advocate Doc Mashabane addressed Assistant Directors and OSD equivalent, pressing on pivotal issues pertaining to the Department whilst officials in the provinces connected online. The address took place at Momentum Building on 7 November 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 13, 2023

The Department, in collaboration with United Nations, successfully held the Southern Africa Consultation on Human Rights 75 at Time SquareHotel, Pretoria on 1-2 November 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 13, 2023

The Department hosted a Strategic Planning meeting to discuss progress and performance at Royal Elephant, Centurion on 30-31 October 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 12, 19 October 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 12, 2023

Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Mr Ronald Lamola, delivered a lecture on the role of legal practitioners to final year students at the North West University on 12 October 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 12, 2023

Minister Ronald Lamola launched the Department’s Deceased Estate online registration system at the Midrand Conference Centre on 10 October 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 12, 2023

The Department celebrated World Mental Health Day, raising awareness on Mental Health related issues a global priorit at the national office on 10 October 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 12, 2023

Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane visited Namakgale, Lulekani and Phalaborwa magistrate courts respectively as part of his unannounced court visits on 6 October 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 12, 2023

Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane addressed youth professionals in the Department on 3 October 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 11, 03 October 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 11, 2023

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola led the handover and reburial ceremony of the remains belonging to the last Mamelodi Ten student activists at Solomon Mahlangu Square in Mamelodi on 29 September 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 11, 2023

Deputy Minister John Jeffery attended the Chief Justice Pius Langa Essay Writing Competition Awards hosted by the South African Law Reform Commission at Southern Sun hotel in Pretoria on 29 September 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 11, 2023

Deputy Minister John Jeffery hosted his Vietnam counterpart Deputy Minister Nguyen Khanh Ngoc to strengthen legal relations between the two countries. The meeting took place in Pretoria on 19 September 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 11, 2023

Director-General Advocate Doc Mashabane met with the Department’s middle management (deputy directors and LP8 equivalent) at national office - while provinces connected virtually - on 21 September 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 11, 2023

Celebrating Heritage Day in style, officials from the Financial Management Services Branch showed off their culture and tradition through their garments. The day also included a celebration through music, food and dance on at Momentum Building, Pretoria, on 22 September 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 11, 2023

Officials from the Masters Office celebrated Heritage Day at Salu Building on 21 September 2023


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 10, 20 September 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 10, 2023

Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane hosted a career day for the Department’s Law graduates at Ditsong Cultural Museum Pretoria, on 15 September 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 10, 2023

The Department officially hosted the National Wills Week at the Tshisaulu Burial Hall, Thohoyandou on 11 September 2023. Various Attorneys assisted community members to draft their Wills for free on the day.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 10, 2023

The Department hosted the Public Service Women Management Week session for women senior managers at ANEW Hotel in Pretoria on 7 September 2023. Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane and Acting Public Protector, Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka formed part of the engagement.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 10, 2023

The Employee Health and Wellness Programme (EHWP) directorate hosted a health screening for officials at Momentum building on 13-14 September 2023. Officials were tested for cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV&AIDS, Body Mass Index, eyesight and dental care; they were also treated for body massage.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 09, 08 September 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 09, 2023

Men’s Forum held a ‘Take a Boy Child to Court’ event at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court in Free State on 25 August 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 09, 2023

Justice relaunched the Women’s Forum at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre on 25 August 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 09, 2023

Women empowerment session on Gender Based Violence and Femicide was conducted at KT Motubatse Hall in Soshanguve on 24 August 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 09, 2023

A Wellness Day was hosted where various specialists discussed and created awareness on Breast Cancer, Lupus and Fibroids at national office on 24 August 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 09, 2023

The Department held a student engagement on Gender Based Violence and Fermicide at Mangosuthu Univeristy of Technology, Durban, on 23 August 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 09, 2023

The Chief Directorate: Social Justice and Participatory Democracy held an inaugural meeting of the Programme Implementation Committee (PIC) Governance Structure of National Action Plan to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (NAP) at Menlyn in Pretoria on the 16 August 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 08, 10 August 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 08, 2023

Minister Ronald Lamola presided over the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) spiritual repatriation of four fallen struggle heroes who were bombed in different areas in the North West. The event took place on 28 July 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 08, 2023

Director-General Advocate Doc Mashabane addressed and updated staff on the achievement of an unqualified audit for the first time in five years. He addressed officials at the national office on 8 August 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 08, 2023

Chief Financial Officer, Ms Irene Singo, congratulated Financial Services Branch staff for successfully obtaining an unqualified audit for the 2022/23 financial year. She addressed staff at Momentum Building, Pretoria on 4 July 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 08, 2023

The Office of Chief Master, together with Information Communication Technology (ICT), and other important stakeholders successfully piloted deceased estate online initiative at FNB Portside in Cape Town from 31 July to 2 August 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 07, 27 July 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 07, 2023

Departmental officials joined hands and dedicated 67 minutes painting and cleaning as part of commemorating Mandela Day at Thohoyandou Master’s Office on 18 July 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 07, 2023

Officials from the Laingsburg Magistrate’s Court landed a helping hand at a local shelter Marigold Safe House for GVB victims by cleaning the windows and cleaning their garden on 18 July 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 07, 2023

To mark Mandela Day, Verulam Magistrate’s Court officials in KwaZulu-Natal dedicated 67 minutes to the Verulam Day and Frail Care Centre, hosting high tea in honour of the 70 residents on 18 July 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 07, 2023

Over 200 young people had an opportunity to engage with the youth of 1976 in commemoration of Mandela Month at Menlyn, Tshwane on 21 July 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 07, 2023

Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court recently donated school shoes and sanitary towels to the needy learners of Getrude Shope Primary School in Gqeberha on 18 July 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 07, 2023

The Eastern Cape Provincial Office, together with Queenstown and Cofimvaba Magistrate Courts, commemorated Mandela Day at Save the Children Home Drop in Centre, at Mlungisi Township on 14 July 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 07, 2023

The Department visited Leamogetswe Safety Home in Atteridgeville and donated groceries and electrical essentials as part of commemorating Mandela Day on 14 July 2022.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 06, 28 June 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 06, 2023

The Department hosted the Kingdom of Eswatini delegation who were on a study tour about the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO) model. The meeting took place at national office, Pretoria, on 20 June 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 06, 2023

The Gauteng Provincial Office hosted a two day strategic session to improve service delivery at Riverside Sun, in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng on 22 June 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 06, 2023

The Public Education and Communication (PEC) unit officially conducted activations on the departmental values at Momentum Building, Pretoria, on 23 June 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 06, 2023

The Department hosted about 200 young people who were enlightened about career opportunities in Justice as well as dangers of substance abuse and crime. The event took place in Bloemspruit Township, Free State on 14 June 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 05, 16 June 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 05, 2023

Nine (9) departmental officials participated in the 96th Comrades Marathon which took place between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, a down-run of 88km on 11 June 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 05, 2023

Justice Athletics Club members, touching on the finishing line during the Comrades Marathon between Pietermaritzburg and Durban on 11 June 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 05, 2023

The Department created awareness on Gender-Based Violence and Feminide (GBVF) where officials interacted with runners and members of the public as part of pre-Comrades Marathon activities from 8 – 10 June 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 05, 2023

The runners, stakeholders and members of the public receiving information on Gender-Based Violence and Feminide (GBVF) as part of the pre-Comrades Marathon activities from 8 – 10 June 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 04, 09 June 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 04, 2023

The Department together with the Eastern Cape Provincial Office celebrated the Child Protection Week in Gqeberha on 1 June 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 04, 2023

The Department hosted community and youth engagement focusing on the ‘best interest of children’ at Delft, Western Cape on 26 May 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 04, 2023

The Department hosted the Management Committee meeting to discuss progress and performance at Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Services Centre on 7 June 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 03, 31 May 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 03, 2023

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister, Mr Ronald Lamola participated in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum held in Paris on 24 May 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 03, 2023

The National Men’s Forum elected a new executive committee during a meeting held at auditorium on Friday 26 May 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 03, 2023

Officials converged at the reception of the National Office wearing orange clothes to celebrate Orange Day on Thursday 25 May 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 03, 2023

The Western Cape Provincial Office supported the Department’s Orange Day campaign on 25 May 2023 in an effort to end violence against women.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 03, 2023

The Employee Relations Unit held a three day forum at Garden Court hotel in Port Elizabeth from 23 to 25 May 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 03, 2023

The Justice Soccer Team won two friendly games two weeks ago and last week respectively and it is currently on third place in the Nehawu football league.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 02, 13 Apr 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 02, 2023

The Department hosted the Director-General’s Special Innovation and Service Excellence Awards at Southern Sun, Ekurhuleni on 31 March 2023. The awards honoured officials who went above and beyond their call of during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Ronald Lamola was also in attendance to honour the recipients.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 02, 2023

The South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA) celebrated 100 years of Women Legal Practitioners at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni on 30 March 2023. Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane addressed the audience of behalf of the Minister of Justice.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 02, 2023

Gauteng Provincial Executive Committee was launched by the Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane on 29 March 2023. The launch was held at the National Prosecuting Authority’s Offices at Johannesburg.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 02, 2023

Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane addressed officials at the Gauteng Provincial Office ahead of the new financial year on 29 March 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 01, 03 Apr 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 01, 2023

The Department hosted a historic national conference on the Constitution themed: “Reflections and the Road Ahead” at Gallagher Estate in Midrand from 22-24 March 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 01, 2023

The Office of the Solicitor-General met with stakeholders to give an update on progress made thus far. The meeting took place in Gqeberha on 23 March 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 01, 2023

The Department successfully held a national Men’s Forum conference at Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park on 17 March 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 01, 2023

Deputy Minister John Jeffery and Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane met with the Regional Court Forum in Cape Town on 14 March 2023. The meeting discussed challenges that the Judiciary experiences in courts.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 29, 16 Mar 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 29, 2023

The Department held strategic review session at the Royal Elephant hotel in Centurion from 7-9 March 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 29, 2023

The Department, in partnership with the Justice Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS), as well as the local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) hosted a 5 km walk from Ikageng Magistrate’s Court to Madiba Banquet Hall in Potchefstroom on 6 March 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 29, 2023

Solicitor-General and the Office of the State Attorney hosted a two-day stakeholder engagement with legal practitioners and managers at Bolivia Lodge in Polokwane, Limpopo, on 1 - 2 March 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 28, 09 Mar 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 28, 2023

Deputy Minister John Jeffery, together with Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa officially launched the Human Rights Month at Freedom Park in Pretoria on 2 March 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 28, 2023

Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane conducted unannounced visits to courts in the Free State on 22-23 February 2023. The courts visited were Kroonstad and Ventersburg Magistrate Courts as well as the Office of the Family Advocate.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 28, 2023

Corporate Services branch held a three-day Human Resource Planning (HRP) workshop at Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg from 22-24 February 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 28, 2023

Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane launched the Free State Provincial EXCO on 23 February 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 28, 2023

Institutional Development and Support branch managers hosted a Strategic Session at Royal Elephant Hotel in Centurion on 21 February 2023. The planning session paved a way forward for the upcoming financial year.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 27, 2 Feb 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 27, 2023

Senior managers of the Department, Advocate Doc Mashabane, Ms Connie Mametja and Mr Donald Makhani alongside other managers visited the Pretoria Magistrate court to check on the current state of the court following the DG’s visit last visit last year. The follow-up meeting took place 31 January 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 27, 2023

The Department in partnership with other stakeholders hosted a Learner Dialogue on constitutional education at Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Facility on 3 February 2023. The dialogue was supported by the Deputy Director-General Legislative Development, Ms Kalayvani Pillay.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 27, 2023

The Department officials, together with the Justice Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster officials organised a successful Back to School campaign at Bondzeni high school at Kildare, Bushbuckridge on Friday, 10 February 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 27, 2023

Director General, Advocate Doc Mashabane conducted court visits at Belville Magistrate Court and Mitchell’s Plein Magistrate court on 7-9 February.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 26, 31 Jan 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 26, 2023

Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane conducted a courtesy court visit to Mdantsane and East London Magistrate Courts. The purpose of the visits was to engage officials and also promote the new values of the Department on 27 January 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 26, 2023

Unannounced visits at Thohoyandou and Vuwani Magistrate Courts were conducted by the Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane on 19 January 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 26, 2023

Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane addressed officials at the Polokwane Provincial Office before signing the 25th year commemorative copies of the Constitution on 20 January 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 26, 2023

Polokwane Magistrate’s Court officials were addressed by the Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane who wished them a productive year ahead on 20 January 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 26, 2023

Limpopo Provincial Executive Committee was launched by the Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane at the Provincial office in Polokwane on 20 January 2023.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 26, 2023

The Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane conducted an unannounced visit at the Master of the High Court, Thohoyandou, Limpopo on 19 January 2023.


Justice In Action Newsletter, Volume 25, 20 Jan 2023

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 25, 2023

Minister Ronald Lamola addressing Justice officials at National Office, Momentum Building, Pretoria on 17 January 2023. The Minister reiterated the importance of serving members of the public diligently and fast-tracking modernisation within the justice system. His address was supported by Deputy Minister John Jeffery and Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane.

Justice In Action Newsletter, Vol 25, 2023

Director General, Advocate Doc Mashabane with officials from the Master’s Office and the Office of the Family Advocate discussing a merger of the two units. The meeting took place at National Office on18 January 2023.