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Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Mr Michael Masutha
Advocate Michael Masutha

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services

Dep Minister
Mr Thabang Makwetla

Acting National Commissioner

Acting Commissioner
Mr James Smalberger

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DCS and Unisa solidify partnership with MoU

DCS and the University of South Africa (Unisa) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Unisa Pretoria campus on Friday, 9 June 2017 in a move to further cement and formalise their partnership. read more ...

Deputy Minister holds Imbizo with officials and offenders at St Albans

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla returned to St Albans Management Area on 13 June 2017 to fulfil an undertaking he made late last year that he will oversee management’s efforts to ease the strained relations between officials and offenders. read more ...

Deputy Minister tells youth to emulate the class of 76

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Thabang Makwetla led an Imbizo at the Kathorus campus of Ekurhuleni West TVET College and Change Bible Church in Katlehong on Wednesday, 21 June to inspire youth to be part of solutions for their problems. read more ...

Minister Masutha updates nation on key developments in DCS

Minister Michael Masutha briefed the media on 29 June 2017 about a number of important developments in DCS. He spoke at length about parole considerations for lifers, political offenders and the review of the parole system. He also gave an update on progress made with the investigation into the regrettable incident at Johannesburg Correctional Centre, Medium B that hogged media headlines in recent days. read more ...

“Be in uniform, arrive on time and do quality work”

These were the words of acting National Commissioner Zach Modise when he addressed head office staff on Thursday, 26 June. read more

Youth offenders debate how to mend their ways

Youth offenders from correctional centres across the country shared the lessons of being incarcerated with officials and community members in Kimberley onTuesday, 24 more

Minister informs the public of appointment of Mr Modise as acting National Commissioner.

Minister Advocate Michael Masutha has informed the media and South African public of the appointment of Gauteng Regional Commissioner Zach Modise as acting National Commissioner of Correctional more

COO ploughs back to community

June 16, 2014 became a memorable Youth Day for learners at Vulamasango Senior Secondary in the dusty roads of Mangaung. They celebrated their day with former learners who studied there over 20 years ago and are now accomplished professionals like lawyers, doctors, and COOs and CFOs of more

Message of Condolences by the Acting National Commissioner

Acting National Commissioner Ms. Nontsikelelo Jolingana conveyed a message of condolence to the families of the five deceased officials at the Rooigrond Correctional Centre Memorial Service held on 5 June more

Learners inspired by “Take a Girl Child to work” Campaign

Not many can tell a story of meeting with a minister and asking him about his career and aspirations.During the “Take a Girl Child to Work” day, about 13 learners from different schools around Pretoria met with the new Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Advocate Michael Masutha, to ask him about his career and challenges he encountered along the way read more

Cultural festival lifts spirit of offenders

About 700 offendersfrom across the country descended upon the Olive Convention Centre in Durban for two days of vibrant song and dance in celebration of Heritage Month read more..

Ex-offenders ask for a second chance

Problems resulting from having a criminal record as a double punishment were discussed during an ex-offender Indaba at Spirit World church in Klerksdorp,North West province, on Wednesday, 25 more ..

Offenders let off steam in boxing championship

Youth offenders from all regions celebrated Youth Month in style by gauging one another’s strength and agility at the National Offender Boxing Championship held at East London Correctional Centre on 28 June. The championship formed part of the Youth Month celebrations. Sixty offenders aged between 19 and 25 years participated. They made it to the national championships after winning in their regions. In opening the derby, National Commissioner Tom Moyane told the contenders that former President Nelson Mandela, who is now fighting for his life in a Pretoria heart hospital, had been a boxer who also spent time in incarceration. read more