Closing off the Youth Month, the Department invited youth from all the regions: they engaged in talks about their future within Justice. The event was held at Radisson Hotel, Kempton Park in Gauteng on 24 June 2022. The day saw engagements with speakers from external entities and the Department’s Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane.
On 20 June 2022, The Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane introduced the new North West Regional Head, Ms Jennifer Ngema, to the staff and stakeholders.
The National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO) conducted a two-day workshop to decentralise the services to the regions as part of access to justice. The workshop took place at Momentum Building, National Offi ce on 27-28 June 2022.
KwaZulu-Natal Regional Offi ce hosted Children’s Rights dialogue at Ulundi Multipurpose Centre, which targeted the teenagers from surrounding areas on 24 May 2022.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola officially launched The Office of Legal Services Ombud (OLSO) in Pretoria. The event was held at Protea Hotel, Menlyn, on 2 June 2022.
Justice and Constitutional Development Deputy Minister John Jeffery closed off the Africa Month by hosting a dialogue, engaging with Diepsloot Community and developing interventions to curb the scourge of human rights violations at the Diepsloot Youth Centre on 31 May 2022.
Minister John Jeffery
was a guest speaker
at a lecture organised
by the Free State
Centre for Human
Rights on 30 May 2022.
The lecture, which was
delivered under the
topic: “Social Media
and the Limits on
was in collaboration with the Odeion String Quartet and the University of Free State.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola travelled to Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape to hand over the remains of a Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) struggle heroes who were sentenced to death by the Apartheid government on 27 May 2022.
The Department hosted the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), which reflected on the 20 years since its inception. In addition, the event assessed the progress made towards the implementation of South Africa’s National Action Plan (NAP) to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. The two-day gathering was held in Kempton Park, Gauteng, on 23-24 May 2022.
As part of the Justice Learner Campaign, the Department hosted about 90 learners from various schools around Pretoria on 25 May 2022. The schools included Mamelodi High School, Ribanelaka Secondary School and Phelindaba High School from Atteridgeville where learners were exposed in various career opportunities in Justice.
Ms Bonita Theys, Pretoria Regional coordinator, explaining to the learners about the career opportunities in Justice.
Learners receiving their certificates after participating in the Justice Learner Campaign in Momentum Building, Pretoria.
On 26 May 2022, Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane visited the Barberton Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga where he engaged with officials and handed out commemorative copies of the Constitution.
the Waterval Boven
Magistrate’s Court, in
to assess service
delivery; he also engaged officials and handed out the commemorative copies of the Constitution on 26 May 2022.
The Department’s senior management gathered at Momentum Building, Pretoria, to watch the live proceedings of the Minister’s Budget Vote speech on 17 May 2022.
Justice and Constitutional Development Deputy Minister John Jeffery and Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane attended an Imbizo in Delft, Cape Town, on 13 May 2022. The Imbizo was hosted as a build-up to the Budget Vote Speech by Minister Ronald Lamola.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola, together with Director- General, Advocate Doc Mashabane took the ‘Year of Community’ to the people by visiting the Church On The Hill in Polokwane, Limpopo on 15 May 2022.
Minister Ronald Lamola hosted a community Imbizo at Silobela Stadium, Carolina, Mpumalanga on 05 May 2022.
On 25 and 26 April 2022, Director-General Doc Mashabane made his way to Mpumalanga for court visits. On the 25 April 2022, the DG travelled to Tonga Magistrate’s Court to assess service delivery.
On the same day (on 25 April) , DG made his way to Boschfontein Magistrate’s Court and ended the day at White River Magistrate’s Court.
The DG ended his tour at the Vosman Branch Court, a few kilometres from eMalahleni, where he met staff and management, also signed and handed over commemorative copies of the Constitution.
Later, the DG went to eMalahleni Magistrate’s Court where he engaged with staff and the judiciary.
Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane delivered a speech during the Gender-Based Violence dialogue hosted by the Black Management Forum (BMF) at Thohoyandou on 23 April 2022.
DG Mashabane visited Umlazi Magistrate’s Court and handed over commemorative copies of the Constitution to officials on 20 April 2022.
DG Mashabane visited the KZN Regional Office and handed out commemorative copies of the Constitution to officials.
DG Mashabane also visited Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court with the contractor, assessing the damage caused by recent floods in Annex Building on 19 April 2022.
DG Mashabane visited Pinetown Magistrate’s Court to assess the damage caused by floods on 19 April 2022.
DG Mashabane assessing the damage caused by floods at Verulam Magistrate’s Court, he also signed and handed over commemorative copies of the Constitution to court officials on 20 April 2022.
DG Mashabane also visited the Master of the High Court in Durban, assessing the service delivery and handing over commemorative copies of the Constitution to officials.
On 7 April 2022, the Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane paid a visit to the Free State Regional Office.
On 6 April 2022, Director General, Advocate Doc Mashabane visited three courts in the Free State. The visit formed part of celebrating 25 years Anniversary of the Constitution as this year was declared as “Year of the Community”.
Director-General Advocate Doc Mashabane visited Kimberley Regional Office on 5 April 2022 to inform staff about the “Year of the Community” and also appreciate them for the work they do to help the community.
Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court was visited by the Director-General to appreciate staff for the work they do to help the community despite the challenges that they experience in the court. The visit took place on 5 April 2022.
Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane paid a visit to the Bloemfontein and Batho Magistrate Courts in the Free State on 7 April 2022 respectively. The visits were part of celebrating 25 years Anniversary of the Constitution.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola, received four reports on Sexual Offences (Pornography and Children), Practice of Ukuthwala, Legal Fees and Harmonisation of Existing Laws Providing for Prescription of Periods. The Minister, accompanied by his deputy, Mr John Jeffery, received the reports from the South African Law Reform Commission on Tuesday, 29 March 2022.
The Deputy Minister Mr John Jeffery delivered a keynote address during the Paralegal learnership graduations held Double Tree Hilton Hotel at Salt River, Cape Town on the 1st April 2022.
Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane, introduced the Department’s new Chief Financial Officer, Ms Rofhiwa Irene Singo, at the National Office on 1 April 2022.
Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane engaging with community members about Justice Services at Mungena High School in Hluvukani Village, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, on 29 March 2022.
The DG held an Admin Officers and Clerks retreat at the Diep in die Berg in Pretoria East on 31 March 2022.
Court Services Deputy Director General, Mr Zephaniah Malema closed off Human Rights Month by participating in a march against Human Rights violations at White River in Mpumalanga on 31 March 2022.
Mpumalanga Acting Regional Head, Mr Masibulele Mfuzana (left) delivering an opening address for the Service Fair at Hluvukani Village in Bushbuckridge; Mpumalanga on 30 March 2022.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola recently condemned fraud and corruption by some of the legal practitioners in the industry. This was during the Annual General Meeting of the Law Society of South Africa (LASA) at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on the 23 March 2022.
Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane attended National Interpreter’s Conference at the Ranch Resort in Polokwane, Limpopo from 26 to 27 March 2022.
Being a former student from the University of Venda (UNIVEN), Solicitor-General, Mr Fhedzisani Pandelani took his time to honour an invitation from the institution and used the opportunity to share his experience with students about Human Rights. The event was held at UNIVEN campus in Thohoyandou, Limpopo on 17 March 2022.
In an effort to strengthen
ties on various areas of
Relations officials recently
met with the United
States of America (USA) delegation to discuss issues relating to extradition and mutual legal assistance treaties. The two-day meeting took
place at the Department’s Momentum Building on 23 to 24 March 2022.
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola delivered a keynote address at the Mpumalanga Provincial Constitutional Rights Conference on 17 March 2022.
Minister Lamola attended a farewell function of Advocate JB Skosana at River Meadow Manor in Centurion on 26 February 2022.
Deputy Minister John Jeffery visited three Magistrates Courts as part of his oversight visit in the Eastern Cape on 17 March 2022.
Deputy Minister M John Jeffery attended a Gender-Based Violence Imbizo organised by the Department of Sports in Lusikisiki on 18 March 2022.
Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane launched the Men’s Forum at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape on 11 March 2022.
Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane visited four courts in the Western Cape region as part of an invitation by the Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe.
Director-General, Advocate Doc Mashabane graced the celebration of International Women’s Day seminar, hosted by the Department in collaboration with the South African Women Lawyers Association at River Meadow Manor in Irene, Centurion on 8 March 2022.
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