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Deputy Minister Holomisa launches the first Gender Responsive Centre for incarcerated women in South Africa

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) launched the first of its kind Gender Responsive Centre for incarcerated women in South ...
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Commissioner Thobakgale reaffirms commitment to work with POPCRU to improve employees working conditions

The National Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Makgothi Thobakgale addressed the POPCRU Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting ...
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Reimagining an inclusive future beyond the confines of Correctional Services

National Commissioner, Makgothi Samuel Thobakgale aimed his opening address at the three-day Annual Strategic Planning session to appeal to the ...
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Self-Sufficiency and Sustainability is fundamental to DCS

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola used his address, on Wednesday, 7 December 2022, at the ongoing 3-day ...
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DCS taking sports to new heights

The Directorate: Employee Wellness convened a four-day National Sports Council (NSC) meeting, from 14 to 17 November 2022 at Karridene ...
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Correctional Services participates in Parliament’s public hearing on ‘Safety and Security’

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) which is one of the two Houses of the South African Parliament visited Ugu ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa congratulates offenders and Stellenbosch University students at their graduation ceremony

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS), in partnership with Stellenbosch University held a graduation ceremony for offenders and students from ...
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Commissioner Thobakgale welcomes delegates from Lesotho Correctional Services for their benchmarking visit in South Africa

On Sunday, 13 November 2022, the National Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Makgothi Thobakgale welcomed Lesotho Correctional ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa’s working visit at Empangeni Management Area

As part of ensuring effective and efficient operations inside correctional centres, Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile ...
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Government and Traditional Leaders join hands with the international community to combat drug abuse

The African Union’s Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (HHS) hosted a 2-day catalytic Drug Demand Reduction meeting ...
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Commissioner Thobakgale addresses the DCS National Chaplains’ work session and KwaZulu-Natal Muslim Prison Board Annual General Meeting

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) held a successful week-long Chaplains’ work session from 24 to 28 October 2022 at ...
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Minister Lamola addresses the United Nations Convention in Vienna, Austria

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola is currently in Vienna, Austria, leading a high-level South African delegation ...
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DCS bolstering partnership with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The Apex leadership of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), led by the National Commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale, met with the ...
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National Commissioner Thobakgale declares the 12th National Funda Mzantsi Championship officially open

National Commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale officially opened the 2022 National Funda Mzantsi Championship yesterday, 03 October 2022, in George, Western Cape ...
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Universal access to pharmaceuticals is essential for the provision of comprehensive primary health care services to inmates

The Chief Directorate Health Care Services hosted a 4-day training of trainers’ workshop on the Pharmaceutical Services Policy and Procedures ...
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Minister Lamola pins insignia on newly appointed National Commissioner Thobakgale

Subsequent to the Cabinet and public announcement of the appointment of Mr Makgothi Samuel Thobakgale as Director-General (DG): National Commissioner ...
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DCS Management conducts performance appraisal for Quarter 1 of 2022/2023 financial year

The Department of Correctional Services’ (DCS) data gleaned from various reports of branches and regions showing a marked improvement on ...
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Commissioner Thobakgale urges DCS senior managers to be firm in implementing the Audit Action Plan recommendations

On 22 August 2022, the Department of Correctional Services’ (DCS) Management Committee (ManCo) members convened virtually to deliberate on pertinent ...
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Commissioner Thobakgale congratulates runners for hoisting DCS flag aloft during the 2022 Comrades Marathon

Over 15 000 athletes from different parts of the world thronged the Pietermarizburg City Hall at the crack of dawn ...
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Minister Lamola unveils a Wall of Remembrance at Leeuwkop in honour of DCS fallen officials

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola and his deputy, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa unveiled a wall of remembrance ...
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Minister Lamola uses public lecture at the University of Venda to call for multi-sectoral collaboration in the fight against transnational crime

Minister Ronald Lamola receives a gift from the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Venda Dr Bernard Nthambeleni Minister of ...
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DCS partners with MultiChoice to deliver a multipurpose sports facility at Mchaka High School in Bushbuckridge

The rural village of Cunnigmoore B in Bushbuckridge was a hive of activity on 08 July 2022 as the locals ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa uses VOD session to urge traditional leaders to adopt reintegration as a community responsibility

  The Department of Correctional Services (DCS)’s White Paper on Corrections advocates for greater integrated planning amongst government departments and external ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa hands over revamped sports field and ablution facility at Ba’One Intellectual Disability Centre, Kuruman

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa handed over revamped amenities to Ba’One Intellectual Disability Centre, ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa’s working visit at Bethal Management Area

In an effort to ensure that the Nelson Mandela Rules, which entail the standard minimum rules for the treatment of ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa launches a Youth Empowerment Initiative in Amakhaya, Mpumalanga

On 22 June 2022, Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa officially launched a Youth Empowerment Initiative ...
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Commissioner Thobakgale chairs meeting to alleviate crime in the SADC Region

Acting National Commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale, joined by the Secretariat of the Corrections/Prisons Sub Committee (C/PSC), Kealeboga Moruti led the annual ...
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A parolee runs a thriving bakery business, thanks to skills acquired whilst under incarceration

There is undeniable evidence that the highly acclaimed correctional and skills programmes offered by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) ...
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DCS 2022 National Endurance Walk declared a resounding success

About 27 teams comprised of 190 Department of Correctional Services (DCS) officials, including those living with disabilities were drawn from ...
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DCS sows a seed to benefit learners at Oranje Oewer Primary School in Upington

Subsequent to the Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa’s working visit to Upington Management Area on 29 March ...
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Gauteng Region leads with Community Corrections Stakeholder Summit

Gauteng region hosted the first regional Community Correctional Stakeholders Summit on 29 to 30 March 2022 at Leeuwkop Management Area ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa conducts an operational visit at Upington Management Area

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS), is bestowed with the responsibility to provide secure and safe environment for both inmates ...
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Correctional Services to benefit from plans to transform Kokstad into a Smart City

The office the Mayor of the Greater Kokstad Municipality, hosted meeting with various government departments and entities including the Department ...
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Commissioner Thobakgale pushes for better working conditions through the provision of adequate resources and training

In pursuance of the mission to combat the recent spate of violent incidents in correctional facilities, the Department of Correctional ...
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DCS investing in the future generation through education

Acting National Commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale, on behalf of Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, handed over school furniture ...
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Justice and Correctional Services Portfolio Committee visits Barberton Management Area

As part of assessing and monitoring the state of affairs in correctional facilities, the Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and ...
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Minister Lamola applauds class of 2021 inmate matric learners for obtaining impressive results

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the class of 2021 inmate matric learners knuckled down and weathered the storm to achieve an ...
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DCS partners with the Health Department to achieve herd immunity amongst officials

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS), embarked on a COVID-19 testing and vaccination drive targeting officials and other occupants of ...
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Commissioner Thobakgale officially launches National Festive Season Security Operational Plan 2021

As part of correction and rehabilitation, security operations are central to ensuring that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), fulfils ...
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Remand Detention Branch intensifies measures to reduce overcrowding in correctional centres

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has over the years been trying to mitigate against overcrowding, which is one of ...
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DCS Vooma Vaccination drive intensifies ahead of anticipated Coronavirus 4th wave

The World Health Organization has declared Omicron to be a “variant of concern,” as it has far more mutations than ...
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Spectators astounded by pure talent showcased during Netball Championships

Studies have shown that sports activities in the workplace can promote good health and decrease absenteeism. Sport can also influence positive ...
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Remand Detention taking stock on the allocation of inmate uniform

Remand detention, also known as awaiting-trial detention, is a pathway into corrections, as it is the first process of detaining ...
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Partnership with UNODC set to transform non-custodial measures for women offenders in South Africa

Justice and Correctional Services Deputy Ministers, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa and John Jeffery, addressed a multi-disciplinary workshop in Cape Town, facilitated ...
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Department of Correctional Services empowers female senior managers

In partnership with Assupol, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) hosted an event dedicated at empowering and celebrating DCS female ...
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Correctional Services partners with Assupol Life to rebuild Ramasotho family home

The 28th of October 2021 marked the culmination of a successful collaboration between the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa officially launches the Security Training Programme for female officials in DCS

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa, officially launched the security training programme for female officials ...
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DCS procures security equipment to bolster security in Correctional Centres

As the festive season approaches, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is girding up its legion of correctional officials to ...
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Commissioner Thobakgale endorses the key role of the National Muslim Prison Board in DCS

Acting National Commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale met with the National Muslim Prison Board (NMPB) at Kgoši Mampuru II Management Area, Gauteng ...
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Acting National Commissioner Thobakgale applauds Ekuseni officials for averting escapes

Following two consecutive incidents of attempted escapes by offenders at the Ekuseni Correctional Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal Region, acting National Commissioner, ...
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Acting National Commissioner Thobakgale encourages commitment in the implementation of the tools of trade

The acting National Commissioner, Mr Samuel Makgothi Thobakgale accompanied by the acting Chief Operations Commissioner Phiko Mbambo, concluded the DCS ...
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Minister Lamola calls for a more victim-centric approach at the Victim-Offender Dialogue (VOD) session in Engcobo

On 15 October 2021, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) held a Victim-Offender Dialogue (VOD) at All Saints Sports Field, ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa hands over school uniform to underprivileged learners in Mqanduli

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa, has on 14 October 2021 handed over school uniform ...
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EXAM TIME FOR INMATES (Grade 12 and AET Level 4)

Acting National Commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale wishes all inmates Grade 12 learners in the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) the best ...
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Offender encourages COVID-19 vaccination – by More Matshediso (vukuzenzele)

Siyanda Ngwenyama (37) says the spread of fake news about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) vaccines is dangerous and can affect lives, ...
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Commissioner Thobakgale leads ‘Operation Black Eagle’ security search at Polokwane Correctional Centre

The acting National Commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale and Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West (LMN) Regional Commissioner, Tlabo Thokolo, led a multidisciplinary ...
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Acting National Commissioner Thobakgale directs Area Commissioners to urgently eliminate unnecessary bottlenecks for effective service delivery

John Mellecker once said, "Leadership is the creation of an environment in which others are able to self-actualize in the ...
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DCS pays tribute to Kaya Somgqeza-A true cadre, academic, internationalist,diplomat and patriot

On 30 September 2021 the Department of Correctional Services paid its respects and tribute to the late Kaya Somgqeza, former ...
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Intense competition anticipated as the 2021 Funda Mzantsi Championship kicks off

The 11th instalment of the Funda Mzantsi Championship kicked-off on Monday (04 October 2021) amid much fanfare and swelling expectations ...
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National Sports Council pledges to revive and develop sports in Correctional Services

South Africa is now on Alert level 1 of the lockdown regulations, which also allows sporting activities to take place ...
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Acting National Commissioner Thobakgale lauds the National Sports Council for resuscitating sports in DCS

  The acting National Commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale, commended members of the National Sports Council (NSC) for their dogged and collective determination to ensure the ...
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An integrated approach towards an effective and efficient Correctional Supervision and Parole Board

The Chief Deputy Commissioner: Incarceration and Corrections, Makgothi Thobakgale hosted a two-day session for the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board ...
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Gauteng Region selects their best as they prepare for the National Funda Mzantsi competiton

In preparation for the upcoming National Annual Funda Mzantsi Championship, the Gauteng region held its three-day reading competition from 13 ...
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Fraser credits hardworking officials for the unqualified Audit outcome

For the first time in four years, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has turned around its audit outcome and ...
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Acting Chief Operations Commissioner Mbambo taking stock of the SOPs implementation process in Gauteng Region

Acting Chief Operations Commissioner (COC), Phiko Mbambo, embarked on a two-day working visit from 16 – 17 September 2021 at ...
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DCS National male netball team’s debut in the International Male Netball Tournament

On Tuesday, 14 September 2021, Netball South Africa officially opened the 2021 Males International Netball Tournament at Heartfelt Arena in ...
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Acting Chief Operations Commissioner Mbambo visits the Heads of Correctional Centres in the Western Cape Region

Heads of Correctional Centres (HCCs) have the responsibility to control and manage all operations in the centre and instil effective ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa hails pockets of excellence at Rooigrond Management Area

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa, described his 2-day working visit to Rooigrond Management Area ...
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Minister Lamola urges all the country’s institutions to urgently cement their roles in the fight against Gender Based Violence and Femicide.

In a solution seeking mission against what is deemed the country’s second pandemic, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, ...
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DCS honours fallen heroes during commemoration of the 2021 Women’s Month

“Within DCS, I have discovered phenomenal women,” – Mr Arthur Fraser, National Commissioner Scores of female officials from the Department of ...
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Commissioner Fraser affirms Human Resource Development as critical in Correctional Services

National Commissioner, Arthur Fraser, and Acting Chief Operations Commissioner, Phiko Mbambo, embarked on a working visit to the Kroonstad Training ...
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Former inmate tells current inmates to embrace rehabilitation

Former inmate turned Journalist Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho believes that Rehabilitation is possible and it worked for him. Growing up in the ...
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MANCOSA gives skills development a shot in the arm with a donation of computers to Kokstad Management Area

 Kokstad Management Area, Kwa-Zulu Natal Region, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Management College of Southern Africa ...
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Advocate Masinga shows that women can succeed against all odds

Historically, the corrections environment was male dominated, and women were seldom appointed in leadership positions such as Head of Correctional ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa visits Leeuwkop and the Moloko family

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa found Leeuwkop in a sombre mood during his visit to the management ...
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Patricia Setlai championing the drive to lure offenders to vaccinate

In a quest to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, South Africa has embarked on a massive COVID-19 ...
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Ex-offender turned business women reaps reward of reintegration

The sky is the limit: Jackie Venter, owner of Spicy Affair Catering  prepares her daily menu.  The responsibility of the Department ...
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Parolees from Johannesburg Community Corrections help refurbish Lenasia Court to cap off Mandela Month

On 31 July 2021, Johannesburg Community Corrections sealed a fitting closure to the Mandela Month by embarking on a collaboration ...
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Minister Ronald Lamola welcomes 1 068 learners into the Department of Correctional Services

Despite the employee compensation budget cuts in the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), the last group belonging to a cohort ...
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Minister Lamola receives his jab as COVID-19 vaccination drive gathers momentum in Correctional Services

Throngs of Correctional Officials and inmates appear to have shrugged off unfounded myths about vaccines, choosing instead to put their ...
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Correctional Services and Gauteng Department of Education commit to formalise relationship for the manufacturing and supply of furniture

As part of the implementation of the recently launched Self-Sufficiency and Sustainability Model, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald ...
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Department of Correctional Services takes its services to the people

The Directorate: Marketing and Promotions conducted an 8-day exhibition at the South Gate Mall in Johannesburg as part of an ...
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Minister Lamola hands over a new house and restores dignity of the Zungu Family

 On 07 June 2021, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, together with his Deputy, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa, officially ...
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Barberton Management Area reaches out to communities ravaged by crime

In a quest to fight an alarming crime rate around Ehlanzeni District in Mpumalanga under Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West ...
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Offender labour restores hope and dignity at Mathanzima Village, Eastern Cape

On 10 June 2021, the Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa, held a Community Imbizo at ...
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Minister Lamola announces bold plans to implement Self Sufficiency and Sustainability in Correctional Services

In response to fiscal constraints and consequent budget cuts, Minister Ronald Lamola announced that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) ...
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DCS Psychologists, Social Workers and Spiritual Care professionals work together to curb unethical conduct by officials

Chief Deputy Commissioner (CDC): Incarceration and Corrections, Samuel Thobakgale, convened a meeting of psychologists, social workers and spiritual care professionals ...
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Boksburg offenders overcome great odds to acquire a National Qualification Framework (NQF) Level 2 certificate

A group of 50 offenders incarcerated at Boksburg Management Area elected not to allow their past mistakes and subsequent adversity ...
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An Act of ‘Ubuntu’ by Correctional Officials from Bizzah Makhate rekindle hope for learners in need

William Shakespeare once said, “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary ...
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Magistracy and stakeholders conducts an oversight visit to Kgoši Mampuru II Management Area

The White Paper on Corrections in South Africa recognises that no correctional system can achieve its objectives without a range ...
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Usethubeni prison school shows that education works – By: Chris Makhaye (Source: New Frame)

South Africa’s prison system is fraught with irregularities, with many institutions failing to rehabilitate offenders. One, however, is proving rehabilitation ...
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Rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders remains the focus point

Rehabilitation of inmates in Gauteng Region received a major boost after the provincial Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation ...
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Government honours Solomon Mahlangu on the 42nd anniversary of his death

“Tell my people that I love them and that they must continue to fight, my blood will nourish the tree ...
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Heads of Centres enjoined to eliminate security breaches and instil good practices in Correctional Centres

National Commissioner, Arthur Fraser called on the Heads of Correctional Centres to demonstrate exemplary leadership and patriotism as they execute ...
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DCS inmate class of 2020 soars against all odds

Minister for Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola, announced the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) Grade 12 results for the ...
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Minister Lamola hands over school desks refurbished by DCS inmates

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, visited various schools in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, to hand over refurbished school ...
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Heads of Centres are a key cog in delivering the best correctional services for a safer South Africa

The National Commissioner, Mr Arthur Fraser called on the Heads of Centres to understand and internalise the critical and transformational ...
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Victim-Offender Dialogue ushers renewed hope and reconciliation in Minister Lamola’s home village of Cunningmore B

The community of Cunningmore B in Bushbuckridge waited in anticipation to receive their favourite son, Minister of Justice and Correctional ...
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DCS restoring dignity, pride and confidence of school girls

On 10 December 2020, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola visited Bizzah Makhate Management Area in the ...
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DCS men say enough is enough as they pledge to end Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

At the inaugural Correctional Male Conversations Session on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF), DCS men pledged their full support for ...
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DCS hands over food donation to the Mhlanti family in Mqanduli, Mthatha Management Area

DCS hands over food donation to the Mhlanti family in Mqanduli, Mthatha Management Area On 05 December 2020, donations were handed ...
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Minister Lamola calls for change of approach in DCS amidst the new normal

Minister Ronald Lamola says self-sustainability must be the lasting legacy of DCS. Life is not as we knew it amidst COVID-19 ...
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Johann Putter still serving with excellence against all odds

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has put in place policies and procedures that manage a diverse, multiracial, and multicultural ...
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DCS candle- lighting to commemorate 16 Days of Activism for no Violence against Woman and Children Campaign

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) started its annual Strategic Planning Session 2020, currently being held at Leeuwkop Management Area, ...
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Minister Lamola opens a New Generation Correctional Facility in Tzaneen

Situated just a stone’s throw away from the tropical garden town of Tzaneen, is the newly built Tzaneen Correctional Centre ...
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Newly Refurbished Ngqamakhwe Correctional Centre reopens

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa presided over the reopening of Ngqamakhwe Correctional Centre in the Eastern Cape ...
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Serakalala proves that a true vision requires no eye sight

Persons with disabilities represent a pool of motivated and talented people in the labour market who are unfortunately under- utilized ...
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Disability never deters me to fulfil my dreams

Although inclusion is crucial in organisations throughout, the month of November offers a deliberate focus on efforts of removing barriers ...
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National Commissioner Fraser visits Tzaneen Correctional Centre to assess its state of readiness before the official opening

In the lead-up to the official opening of the Tzaneen Correctional Centre, National Commissioner, Mr Arthur Fraser, together with members ...
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Correctional Services embrace Jerusalema dance in celebration of our heritage

On Friday (2 October 2020), Department of Correctional Services (DCS) staff across the country, dressed in unique traditional attire, heeded ...
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Women taking their rightful place in agriculture in Correctional Services

Correctional Services is one of the largest departments in the public service offering vast career opportunities, which all contribute to ...
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Keeping our correctional centres healthy

It is the job of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to ensure that inmates are cared for in a ...
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Anna Molepo rejoins the DCS family as CDC: Community Corrections

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) reached yet another milestone on Tuesday (1 September 2020), as it welcomed the new ...
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DCS welcomes new CDC for Incarceration and Corrections

Acting National Commissioner Mandla Mkabela, joined by other senior managers, yesterday (3 August 2020) welcomed newly-appointed Chief Deputy Commissioner (CDC): ...
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Minister Lamola lends a helping hand to vulnerable children in Modimolle

July is Nelson Mandela Month, a time when people around the world celebrate the life of our founding President, Nelson ...
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Minister Lamola lends a hand to impoverished Bushbuckridge residents

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola recently visited Barberton Management Area, in the Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North ...
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President Ramaphosa calls for an end to stigmatization amid rising coronavirus cases

President Cyril Ramaphosa, through his weekly newsletter, has strongly condemned the social stigmatization of people who have tested positive for ...
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National Commissioner welcomes newly appointed senior managers

National Commissioner Mr Arthur Fraser, together with Chief Operations Commissioner (COC) Mr Mandla Mkabela, Regional Commissioners and other members of ...
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Rooigrond highlights women’s wellbeing in the fight against Covid-19

The anticipated spike of Covid-19 cases in the country, and the rise of confirmed cases in the Department of Correctional ...
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Witbank Community Corrections provides glimmer of hope to under-privileged youth during Youth Month

The community of Witbank has a large number of young people occupying the streets with nothing to do, as well ...
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Construction of quarantine centre for Mpumalanga inmates underway

Barberton Management Area, in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West (LMN) region, is hard at work converting a correctional facility, previously ...
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DCS Bethlehem keeping the homeless warm

DCS officials from Bethlehem Correctional Centre (CC), in partnership with InspectaCar, have embarked on an initiative to keep homeless people ...
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Government wishes Deputy Minister, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa a speedy recovery

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa, has tested positive for Coronavirus. Nkosi Holomisa is self-isolating at his residence ...
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Covid-19 confirms Corrections is a noble calling

The outbreak of the coronavirus has thrust essential services, including the corrections profession, into the spotlight as the first line ...
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Back to school for Grade 12 inmate learners at Barberton Management Area

Inmate learners from Barberton Management Area, Limpopo/Mpumalanga/North West (LMN) Region, are back to school in numbers, after spending almost three ...
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Thohoyandou used as benchmark for innovation and accurate reporting

Thohoyandou Management Area Operations Centre (MOC) team, part of the Limpopo/Mpumalanga and North West (LMN) Region, is employing various innovative ...
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Metropolitan donates cloth face masks to DCS as part of Youth Month

As part of Youth Month 2020, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is giving attention to youth officials with comorbidities ...
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Western Cape amplifies fight against Covid-19 stigmatisation

The fight against the stigmatisation of those infected with Covid-19 is just as important as the fight against the virus, ...
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Parolees join fight against Covid-19

Three magnanimous parolees demonstrated an inspiring sense of Ubuntu, when, out of their own volition, they decided to produce and donate ...
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Let’s hold hands together and find better ways to fight the coronavirus, says Chief Operations Commissioner

Chief Operations Commissioner (COC), Mr. Mandla Mkabela has called on DCS staff to pull together in finding better ways to ...
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LMN Region has not recorded Covid-19 inmate case as yet

The Limpopo/Mpumalanga/North West (LMN) Region is fortunate to have not recorded a Covid-19 confirmed case amongst inmates as yet. LMN Acting ...
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Leeuwkop officials commended for cooperation against Covid-19

  Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Correctional Services has put in place strict measures to combat the rapid spread of ...
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Baviaanspoort residents grateful for departmental measures against coronavirus

About 2 799 inmates, 724 officials and 310 residents of Baviaanspoort Management Area, Gauteng Region, were screened recently, and 501 ...
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Appointment of more nurses enhances fight against Covid-19 at Zonderwater

The appointment of four (4) new nurses at Zonderwater Management Area, Gauteng Region, has helped to enhance healthcare in the ...
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Piet Retief Community Corrections giving back to the community

Piet Retief Community Corrections is currently running a poverty alleviation programme which started when one parolee visited the office and ...
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Krugersdorp Management Area going all out to keep coronavirus at bay

Krugersdorp Management Area has screened and tested 2 961 inmates and 296 officials, and has recorded no confirmed Covid-19 cases as ...
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Modderbee Block 3 section takes lead in fighting the spread of Covid-19

Casper Madihlaba, an inmate at Block 3 section in Modderbee Correctional Facility, together with his fellow offenders decided to use ...
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Kgoši Mampuru II Management Area forges ahead with efforts to combat spread of COVID-19

Following confirmation of seven Covid-19 inmate cases at Kgoši Mampuru’s Local Remand Detention Centre on 23 April 2020, area management ...
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Inmates thank DCS for prioritising their well-being during Covid-19

Inmates at Bizzah Makhate Management Area, in the Free State/Northern Cape Region, have thanked DCS for ensuring that their wellbeing ...
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Vryburg Community Corrections shines ubuntu during lockdown

Officials from Vryburg Community Corrections put their money where their mouth is to feed destitute members of their community. On 12 ...
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Zonderwater Recreation Club donates facemasks to officials and offenders

In a clear demonstration of compassion for others, Zonderwater Recreation Club, Gauteng Region, has donated 1 147 facemasks to officials ...
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Covid-19 stigmatisation of Correctional Services workers is irrational and demoralising

In these extraordinary times, the simple act of staying home has saved lives. Yet there are those on the front ...
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Boksburg Management Area fights the spread of the coronavirus

In heeding the call by Minister Ronald Lamola for correctional facilities to produce cloth face masks in response to the ...
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North West Premier visits Rustenburg Correctional Centre

North West Premier, Prof Job Mokgoro, accompanied by MEC for Social Development, Ms Boitumelo Moiloa, visited Rustenburg Correctional Centre on ...
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Kgoši Mampuru II MA aims to win Covid-19 battle through team work and collaboration

Known as one of the big-five correctional facilities in South Africa, Kgoši Mampuru II Management Area (KM II MA) is ...
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Mass screening and testing at Pollsmoor

Pollsmoor Management has embarked on a mass screening and testing campaign from 4-8 May 2020, with the venue for the ...
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Leeuwkop officials demonstrate compassion to the homeless

DCS officials from Leeuwkop Management Area refuse to turn a blind eye to the plight of the homeless in their ...
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Strict precautionary measures for all at New Prison – News24

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is not leaving anything to chance when it comes to preventing the spread ...
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Inspecting Judge visits Johannesburg Management Area

Inspecting Judge of the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (JICS), Justice Edwin Cameron, accompanied by JICS officials, visited Johannesburg Management ...
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Mass screening at Johannesburg Management Area yielding positive results

The Johannesburg Management Area has partnered with Gauteng Department of Health and National Health Laboratory Services to strengthen capacity for ...
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Mass screening and testing at Bethal Management Area

Bethal Management Area in Mpumalanga, in collaboration with the Department of Health, has embarked on mass screening and testing for ...
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Ronald Lamola | The law cannot be static or cast in stone during Covid-19

Freedom Day 2020 is unique. It is happening under the imposing limitations of a dictatorial virus which has imposed restrictions ...
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Commissioner Fraser on the ground monitoring implementation of COVID-19 DCS National Mitigation Plan

National Commissioner Mr Arthur Fraser and Chief Operations Commissioner Mr Mandla Mkabela have been crisscrossing the country to provide support ...
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Minister Lamola praises enduring stamina of DCS officials in this era of COVID-19

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Mr. Ronald Lamola, accompanied by Deputy Minister Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa, Premier of the Eastern Cape ...
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COVID-19 MASS SCREENING AT EAST LONDON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

09 April 2020 Following the confirmation of a positive case of COVID-19 at a female correctional facility in East London Correctional ...
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Correctional Services taken aback by POPCRU’s action

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has noted the unfortunate statement issued by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union ...
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Minister Lamola launches screening campaign at Johannesburg Management Area

Minister Ronald Lamola announced the escalation of the Department’s three-pronged prevention, containment and treatment plan, to minimize the impact of ...
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DCS committed to well-being of staff as first COVID-19 case is recorded

The Department of Correctional Services has confirmed that an official stationed at East London Correctional Centre, Eastern Cape Region, has ...
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Government outlines plan to intensify the fight against COVID-19

Yesterday, 01 April 2020, the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize announced a plethora of targeted measures aimed at intensifying ...
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No positive coronavirus case in DCS

For weeks now, Department of Correctional Services (DCS) officials have been working round-the-clock to safeguard staff and inmates against the ...
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No positive Covid-19 cases recorded in DCS

Minister Ronald Lamola says the Department of Correctional Services has not recorded positive cases of Covid-19 across all its centres ...
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HCCs and ACs National Work Session, a catalyst for change

National Commissioner Arthur Fraser has declared that the Heads of Centres and Area Commissioners’ National Work Session will henceforth be ...
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Deputy Minister, Nkosi Holomisa appeals to communities to stop attacking parolees and probationers

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa led a legion of correctional officials to Dzanani village ...
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DCS set to score more goals as officials acquire football coaching licence

Football in DCS received a boost last Friday (20 February 2020) when 27 officials, including four females, from Gauteng and ...
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DCS says NO to the senseless killing of women and children

National Commissioner, Arthur Fraser (second from left) and COC, Mandla Mkabela (third from right) in the company of Gauteng RC, ...
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Heads of centres turn difficult discussion into constructive and progressive conversations

About 200 Heads of centres and Area commissioners from Free State and Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape regions ...
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Heads of Centres and Area Commissioners work session, not another talk show

The eagerness to devise strategies to improve service delivery in correctional centres is evident as robust discussions continue at Durban ...
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National Work Session for Heads of Correctional Centres to intensify centre-centric service delivery

Heads of Correctional Centres and Area Commissioners from Gauteng, LMN and KwaZulu-Natal are hard at work, at the Durban Management ...
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DCS hosts the 30th anniversary celebration of President Nelson Mandela’s release from incarceration

Minister Ronald Lamola welcomed the Mandela's reception committee members, the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, Deputy Minister Nocawe ...
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DCS hosts first Integrated Facilities Infrastructure Workshop

  Government must speedily move away from a silo mentality towards integration. Delivering the opening address at the first Integrated Facilities Infrastructure ...
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Magistrates’ visit correctional centres as part of judicial training

National Commissioner Arthur Fraser has hailed the recent visit by magistrates’ to correctional centres as a step in the right ...
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Tshegetso call centre

DCS now has a call centre (Tshegetso call centre) situated at the national Head Office…the centre started operating on the ...
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Gallant freedom fighter, Kgoshikgolo Mampuru II remembered

The mountainous village of Mamone, Ga-Sekwati on the outskirts of Polokwane in Limpopo, was a hive of activity on Saturday, ...
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Minister Lamola expresses deep sadness on the tragic passing of two correctional officials in Pietermaritzburg

Minister Ronald Lamola has conveyed condolences to the families and loved ones of two correctional officials, working at Pietermaritzburg Management ...
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Offender class of 2019 exceed the national average matric pass rate

Minister Ronald Lamola extoled the Department of Correctional Services’ cohort of full-time inmates who sat for the 2019 grade 12 ...
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Prison-to-prison Race for a better DCS

What was then dubbed as a Prison-to-prison Race in the yester years continues to ignite a sense of pride and ...
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Remission of sentences to ease overcrowding in DCS facilities, says Minister Lamola

On the Day of Reconciliation, 16 December 2019 Minister Ronald Lamola affirmed the pronouncement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on special ...
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Media Statement by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr. Ronald Lamola (MP)

Deputy Minister for Justice, Mr John Jeffery The National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr Arthur Fraser The Acting Director-General of the DoJ&CD, ...
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Minister Lamola officially opens C-Max Correctional Centre

The official opening of C-Max Correctional Centre at Kgoši Mampuru II Management Area by Minister Ronald Lamola, on 06 December 2019, marked ...
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DCS demonstrates its state of readiness for a safer festive season

The Deputy Minister, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa officially launched the 2019/20 Festive Season Security campaign on Monday, 02 December 2019 in ...
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DCS and Unisa consolidate partnership

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and University of South Africa (Unisa) held the 2nd DCS - Unisa Colloquium at ...
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Victim Offender Dialogue brings healing in Madibogo

Deputy Minister, Nkosi Phatekile Holomisa was part of the department’s exertion towards rebuilding communities, and restoring relationships, ravaged by crime ...
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Restoring the lives of Waterval officials is a priority, says Minister Lamola

Minister Lamola (middle) on a walkabout to inspect the damage to the Waterval Correctional facility Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald ...
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New learners encouraged to grab corrections opportunity and rise

CDC Human Resources, Adv. Moeketsi Mashibini officially welcomed and received the second group of new correctional services learnership cadets, for ...
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Deputy Minister Nkosi Holomisa brings renewed hope to Dysselsdorp

As a way of bringing government services closer to the people, Deputy Minister Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa embarked on a two-day ...
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Thembalethu mother of slain teenager celebrates as Deputy Minister Holomisa hands her a refurbished house

The second leg of Deputy Minister Nkosi Holomisa’s outreach programme took place on 16 October 2019 in Thembalethu and George ...
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Offenders dominate the 10th Funda Mzantsi accolades

DCS once again dominated the 2019 Funda Mzantsi Championship with exceptional performances by offenders from all regions. This year (2019), a total of ...
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Funda Mzantsi, more than just a reading and spelling competition

Funda Mzantsi reached climax when all 11 languages took to the centre stage on 25 September 2019 when books such ...
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Offenders contend students and community book clubs as Funda Mzantsi kicks off

Over 400 people converged on 23 September 2019 at the Eden Church in George for the official opening of the ...
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The 10th Funda Mzantsi Championships commences today

Today marks the first day of the 10th Funda Mzantsi Championships where about 300 offenders will be participating in book reviewing, ...
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You empower women, you empower a nation, says DCS Women

DCS female officials, offenders and invited external stakeholders gathered in Polokwane Management Area on 28 and 29 August 2019, to ...
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Gauteng takes the crown at the 5th DCS National Choral Music Competition

The long and arduous hours of rehearsals to perfect technique, posture and diction shone forth at the Department’s 5th National Choral ...
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Minister Lamola visits St. Albans

On 6 September 2019, Minister Ronald Lamola visited St. Albans Management Area, Eastern Cape, following a spate of violent attacks ...
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DCS female chaplains eager to rise up

Female chaplains wrapped up Women’s Month celebrations on a high note following their fruitful three-day workshop on 28 to 30 ...
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DCS honours the fallen heroine, Joyce Stuurman

A moving ceremony to honour the late Nomsa Joyce Stuurman and many other fallen heroines who suffered and died in ...
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DCS to prioritise women to achieve gender parity

DCS continues to make strides towards creating an enabling environment for women empowerment in the public sector. The emphasis on ...
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DCS celebrates women in uniform and behind bars

Deputy Minister, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa has taken interest in the wellness programmes for officials towards making sure that they remain ...
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Spiritual Care redefines its role in reconciling offenders, victims and communities

The Spiritual Care Directorate is determined to boost its impact in Community Corrections through partnerships and empowering chaplains on their ...
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Deputy Minister Holomisa pays homage to selfless women correctional officials

As part of Women’s Month, Deputy Minister, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa visited East London Management Area, on 07 August 2019, to ...
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Nkosi Holomisa ends Mandela month in Grootvlei

Youngsters from Heidedal Aftercare Centre, in Mangaung, Free State, had a special early morning, on 30 July 2019, when Deputy ...
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Correctional Services honour Madiba’s legacy during Mandela Month

As part of July Mandela Month, Deputy Minister Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa joined the entire progressive world on the 10th anniversary of ...
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Minister Lamola’s maiden Budget Vote Speech ushers in a new exciting era for DCS

Minister Ronald Lamola used his budget and policy speech to enjoin DCS management and staff to renew their commitment to ...
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Minister Lamola tours Boksburg Production Workshops and Johannesburg Management Area

Minister Ronald Lamola embarked on a visit to Boksburg production workshops and Johannesburg Management Area on Saturday, 13 July 2019 ...
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Deputy Minister’s inaugural visit to the Eastern Cape

Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa visited the Mqanduli Correctional Centre, in the Eastern Cape region, ...
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Lamola: inmates cook for themselves! source:News24

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola says "there is no Bosasa at correctional services". The minister says the contract ...
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Minister Lamola celebrates Youth Month with youth officials and offenders in Brandvlei

Minister Ronald Lamola visited Brandvlei Management Area on Friday, 28 June 2019, to motivate youth officials and offenders to play ...
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DCS Management presents hand-over report to new Political Principals on 10 and 11 June 2019

As DCS management and staff, we pledge our full support to the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services. We will ...
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315 ardent runners represent DCS at 2019 Comrades Marathon

National Commissioner Arthur Fraser has congratulated DCS officials who participated in the 2019 Comrades Marathon, saying that this alone speaks ...
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Thousands of prisoners registered to vote on #Elections2019 – www.iol.co.za

Johannesburg - Up to 11 000 prisoners have registered to vote next week with the most being in Gauteng followed ...
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17-April-2020

DCS partnerships help restore pride to girl children

Minister Michael Masutha handed over 400 dignity packs on 10 April 2019 in Kroonstad, Free State. The packs contained ski ...
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24-April-2019

DCS extends helping hand to community of Hammanskraal

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla embarked on a two-pronged visit to Hammanskraal on 16 April 2019, to inspect progress on the ...
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Minister Masutha welcomes new recruits to Correctional Services Learnership

Minister Michael Masutha welcomed 461 new recruits to the Correctional Services learnership programme at Zonderwater Training College on Friday, 29 ...
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DCS helps restore human dignity for disabled persons

Msogwaba local commuters living with disability took home brand new wheels on Friday, 15 March 2019 when the Deputy Minister ...
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Community Corrections meets to take stock and plot the future

Community Corrections (ComCor) is central to the envisioned business model to shape the future of corrections in South Africa, and ...
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DCS National Netball Championship inspires amity among officials

Kroonstad became a hive of activity during the DCS National Netball Championship which took place from 03 to 08 March ...
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Deputy Minister Makwetla opens Cradock Correctional Centre School

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla officially opened the newly constructed Cradock Correctional Centre School on 22 February 2019, bringing the department’s ...
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Minister Masutha updates the nation on African Global Operations (Bosasa) contracts

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv. Michael Masutha, outlined measures being taken to resolve matters related to contracts between ...
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Deputy Minister Makwetla hands over 100 wheelchairs to elderly and disabled in Botshabelo

Unrelenting downpours did little to dampen the mood of the ecstatic recipients of 100 wheelchairs handed over by Deputy Minister ...
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Royal remembrance for slain Kgoshikgolo Mampuru II of the Bapedi

Akin to a restless voice echoing from the wilderness, the galvanizing spirit of a true African martyr, Kgoshikgolo Mampuru II ...
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Deputy Minister Makwetla visits Leeuwkop

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla has been on a mission to visit correctional centres across the regions and gain an overview ...
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Minister Masutha rallies business community to support parolees and probationers

Minister Michael Masutha implored business people to help make easier, ex-offenders’ path to social reintegration by giving them a second ...
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Minister Masutha conducts oversight visit at Rooigrond

Minister Michael Masutha conducted an oversight visit at Rooigrond Management Area on 23 January 2019.The visit was a build-up towards a ...
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Deputy Minister Makwetla visits Atteridgeville

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla visited Atteridgeville Correctional Centre on 22 January 2019 to gain insight into its operations.  This forms ...
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Performance awards for the matric class of 2018

On 8 January 2019 the department celebrated the exploits of the DCS matric class of 2018 at Durban Management Area ...
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Minister Masutha continues his campaign for learners with special needs

EThembeni School in Inchanga, KwaZulu-Natal benefited from a fundraising campaign led by Minister Michael Masutha when ICT giants, Mustek donated ...
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Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla helps renovate Saphinda Primary School

Saphinda Primary School in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal welcomed a very special visitor on their first day at school in 2019. Deputy ...
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Inmate class of 2018 set the bar high with 77.3% matric pass rate

Altogether 185 inmate learners sat for the 2018 grade 12 examinations. Of these, 67 (36.22%) qualified for admission to Bachelor ...
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Operation Buya Mthetho swept through Eastern Cape region

The National Task Team (NTT) began its Operation Buya Mthetho (meaning bring back the law) with a security sweep and ...
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National Task Team demonstrates proficiency at Klerksdorp Management Area

The National Task Team (NTT) visited Klerksdorp Management Area in the North West from 3 to 5 January for its ...
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Minister Masutha visits correctional officials working during festive season

Minister Michael Masutha spent the last two days before the New Year visiting Kimberley Correctional Centre in the Free State ...
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Minister Michael Masutha renames Naturena halfway house

Minister Michael Masutha and Gauteng Regional Commissioner Grace Molatedi unveiled a plaque to mark the renaming of Johannesburg’s Naturena halfway ...
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Deputy Minister visited troubled East London centre

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla visited East London Maximum Correctional Centre on Saturday, 08 December 2018 following a riot by offenders ...
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Deputy Minister Makwetla officially launches Operation Vala

In a season often marred by security breaches, the department has implemented strict measures to prevent security lapses in all ...
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Upington’s Emma Hendricks defies gender stereotypes to reach the pinnacle in South African football

Football has traditionally been regarded as a male sport dominated by male athletes and administrators. However, there is a special ...
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Minister Masutha urges collaboration in the fight against crime

Minister Michael Masutha led an imbizo encompassing all departments and entities under his portfolio in order to bring services closer ...
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Give young Offenders second chance in life – DailySun

The correctional services department hosted a meeting with religious leaders. The event was organised by the Free State and Northern ...
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DCS and UNISA partnership is yielding success

DC Linda Bond, Professors Nicolien du Preez and Johan Kriel shared a light moment during the DCS and UNISA luncheon ...
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Activists welcome political will to fight gender-based violence

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister Michael Masutha during the National Gender-based Violence and Femicide Summit held at St George Hotel, ...
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DCS invites media to witness the realities of correctional facilities

On 30 October 2018 more than 20 media houses came to witness what goes on inside correctional centres in order ...
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Social workers redefine their role in community corrections

Community Corrections (Comcor) held a three-day work session for social workers and heads of Community Corrections at Kgoši Mampuru II ...
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Funda Mzantsi 2018: my spirit says yes! (Umoya wam uyavuma)

The Funda Mzantsi reading, debating, spelling and book review competition has become renowned for the quality of its programme and ...
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National Sports Council carve a new future for sports in DCS

Members of the National Sports Council met at Karridene, in KwaZulu-Natal, from 11 to 14 September 2018 to develop a ...
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Funda Mzantsi Competition 2018 – Developing creative minds among offenders

The 9th Funda Mzantsi national reading competition for book clubs will be held in George, Western Cape from 01 to ...
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Minister Masutha opens new school and officiates offender graduation ceremony

Minister Michael Masutha visited Boksburg Management Area on 21 September 2018 to officially open a new school named Tari Liswa ...
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New Bakery at St Albans a cause for celebration

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla officially opened the St Albans Bakery near Port Elizabeth on Friday, 31 August 2018. The one-time ...
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Department and stakeholders share restorative justice best practices

DCS and the University of South Africa (Unisa) held a Restorative Justice Colloquium at Unisa on 03 September 2018. It ...
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Halfway House for people on early release. – DailySun

By  Dan Xangaza All prisoners released on parole long for the day they leave their cold cells behind. But many know ...
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Female chaplains shaped for resilience

The Directorate Spiritual Care hosted their second DCS Female Chaplains’ mentoring programme from 15 to 17 August 2018 in Witbank ...
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Inmates compete in academic competition. – DailySun

By  Lethabo Khambule The inmates looked stylish in their formal clothes as they took to the stage to compete in an ...
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Halfway Houses – a vehicle to successful reintegration

On Friday, 24 August 2018 the department and stakeholders officially opened Divine Dawn Halfway House in Bloemspruit, Bloemfontein. Halfway houses provide ...
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DCS lends helping hand to Rivoni School for the Blind

Minister Michael Masutha painting a wall of one of the residential blocks at the school as part of Mandela Day ...
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Strategic Planning Session marks the beginning of a new growth path for DCS

The sweeping sentiment emanating from delegates at the end of the department’s week-long Strategic Planning Session late last Friday night ...
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Nelson Mandela Rules launched at Drakenstein

Minister Michael Masutha unveils a plaque at Drakenstein Management Area that marks the historical moment of South Africa launching the Nelson Mandela Rules on 24 July 2018. From ...
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National Commissioner pays Pollsmoor a surprise visit

Following a week-long strategic planning session, and on their way to the launch of the Nelson Mandela Rules in Drankenstein ...
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Deputy Minister devote his 67 minutes to Kameeldrift Early Learning Centre

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla accompanied by the Chief Operations Officer Mandla Mkhabela, Gauteng Deputy Regional Commissioner Raynold  Ndeba, Baviaanspoort Area ...
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Nelson Mandela rules for prisoners launched – SAnews

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says the unveiling of the United Nations Minimum Standard Rules for the Treatment ...
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Expectations reach fever pitch as commissions plot DCS future

Robust, and constructive, contestations have characterized deliberations in the 11 breakaway commissions at the on-going Strategic Planning session of the ...
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Excitement mounts as DCS managers craft a grand plan for the future

Senior Managers from across all regions of the department are working full-steam, at the 2018 DCS Strategic Planning Session in ...
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DCS Strategic Session – OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

As a developmental state, South Africa has made progressive growth. The White Paper on Corrections mapped the department’s 20-year plan, ...
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Deputy Minister Makwetla assesses progress at Estcourt

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla visited the newly refurbished Estcourt Correctional Centre on Friday, 6 July 2018.  The purpose of his ...
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DCS hosts National Youth Indaba

One of the breakaway commissions putting heads together to find solutions to challenges facing the youth. DCS convened a National Youth ...
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Deputy Minister Makwetla brings help to Doornkop

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla visited the impoverished community of Doornkop, outside Middleburg, on 21 June 2018, inspired by the clarion ...
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“Youth Walk into Economic Opportunities”- towards youth development

The Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams hosted a “Youth Walk into Economic Opportunities” event as a joint ...
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JICS commemorates youth day at Emthonjeni

Inspecting Judge Johann van der Westhuizen addresses youth at Emthonjeni Juvenile Centre. The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (JICS) and DCS ...
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Asijiki – no turning back at 2018 Comrades Marathon

Around 21 000 runners contended in the 93rd Comrades Marathon from Pietermaritzburg to Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 10 ...
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Community Corrections rejuvenates restorative justice workers

Branch Community Corrections hosted three regions for a two-day Restorative Justice orientation session, held from 7 to 8 June 2018, ...
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Parole review moves step forward with consultations

Minister Michael Masutha said the parole review should bring about a parole system that is fair, just, workable, simple and each ...
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Government to launch Mandela Rules for treatment of prisoners

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says government will this year launch the Nelson Mandela Rules for the treatment ...
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United Nations Security Council Mission on Terrorism visits Kgoši Mampuru II

The department welcomed a delegation from the United Nations Security Council Mission on Terrorism, who visited Kgoši Mampuru II Management ...
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Zonderwater shows off giant blanket of Madiba’s portrait

More than a 1000 guests gathered at Zonderwater Management area on 24 April 2018 to witness the unveiling of a ...
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Zonderwater prepares for Madiba centenary year celebrations

Preparations for the Massive Mandela Masterpiece (MMM) blanket portrait to celebrate the late former president of South Africa, Dr Nelson ...
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Government marks 39 years since Solomon Mahlangu’s brutal death

Deputy President David Mabuza paid homage to Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, an esteemed member of the Order of Mendi for Bravery, ...
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20-February-2019

New substance abuse programme for offenders piloted

The Directorate Spiritual Care introduced a pilot programme on substance abuse at Kgoši Mampuru II female correctional centre on Monday, 12 February ...
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Kgoši Mampuru II choir to ascend world stage

The Kgoši Mampuru II Management Area choir, known as Unitas, will compete with choirs from around the world at the ...
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Gauteng social workers equipped on sexual offender treatment programme

The Directorate Social Work Services held a four-day work session on the Sexual Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP) at Kgoši Mampuru ...
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Government intensifies efforts to combat crime

The Minister of Police, who is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster, Fikile ...
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Minister assists Eastern Cape school for blind

Minister Michael Masutha launched the DCS Back to School campaign at Efata School for the Blind in the Eastern Cape ...
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22-December-2017

Minister Masutha brings early Christmas to Soweto granny

Christmas came early for Ms Selina Mafisa, a pensioner from Central West Jabavu in Soweto when Minister Michael Masutha, together ...
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Minister Masutha marshals donors for blind and partially sighted children

Members of civil society poured their hearts out to donate to the blind and partially sighted persons at Minister Michael ...
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Two-decade long partnership with The President Awards celebrated

The implementation of The President Awards (TPA) programme for youth empowerment in DCS started in 1994 through the guidance of ...
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27-September-2017

Deputy Minister Makwetla gives to needy learners and pledges more support

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla handed over 500 sanitary towels to Lindile High School in Ermelo on 22 September. The sanitary towels ...
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First engagement between DCS and creative artists.

Correctional Services’ business is increasingly becoming an attractive melting pot and source from which many riveting tales originate. The department ...
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93-year old granny happy for new, fully furnished house.

The perilously curvy and mountainous road leading to Mzenge village in the Ingquza Hill Local Municipality, Eastern Cape was a ...
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Head Office officials cleaned and donated parcels to the needy.

The officials walked from Head office to the shelter under the leadership of DC Human Resource Management, Emmanuel Khoza, and ...
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Elias Motsoaledi Municipality

The community of Motetema in the Elias Motsoaledi Municipality waited in anticipation to receive one of their own, Deputy Minister ...
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The making of a world record

About 2000 offenders from across the country helped setting a new world record for the largest crochet blanket in the ...
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Minister Masutha led the commemorative celebrations of the life of Kgoši Mampuru II.

The minister delivered the keynote address to the multitudes of attendees comprising of chiefs from other villages and their subjects ...
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