Minister Michael Masutha welcomes Mr Zach Modise’s appointment as
National Commissioner of DCS
The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv. Michael Masutha,
has congratulated Mr Zach Modise on his appointment as the new
National Commissioner of Correctional Services.read more ...
Minister Masutha Denies receiving Schabir Shaik's parole application
The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv. Michael Masutha, has
noted with concern claims by the Democratic Alliance (DA) that he has received an
application from offender Schabir Shaik for conversion of his medical parole to
ordinary parole.read more
Minister Michael Masutha announces his parole decisions on inmates Ferdi Barnard, Eugene
Alexander de Kock and Clive Derby Lewis.
Today I announce my decisions on the parole applications of Messrs Ferdi Barnard,
Eugene De Kock and Clive Derby Lewis, inmates incarcerated in our correctional centres.
and serving sentences for various crimes.read more
Learnership delivers empowered correctional officials
Altogether 446 learners, who were previously employed as control room operators, reaped the fruits of their
studies on Wednesday, 27 August when they received their Corrections Services Certificates (NQF level 4) at
Zonderwater Training College. read more
Address by Minister Michael Masutha at the Budget Vote Speech
It gives me great pleasure to have this opportunity to present the budget vote speech – Vote 21 – to this august house to
mark the beginning of a new journey of the fifth democratic parliament with our revamped and integrated Ministry of Justice
and Correctional Services. read more
Address by Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla
Allow me to take cue from my Minister and acknowledge our distinguished guests at this budget
debate this morning, the eminent heads and members of the complimentary bodies which constitute the
correctional services dispensation regime, on whose behalf we are also accounting today. Your valuable
labour and civic duty are sincerely appreciated.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.
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 June.read 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
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 institutions.read 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 2014.read 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
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 September.read 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