16 January 2021

The recovery rate in the Department of Correctional Services is at 87%, following a total of 1062 active cases, comprising of 338 inmates and 724 officials.


Total positive cases in DCS


Positive cases - Officials


Positive cases - Inmates




Deaths - Officials


Deaths - Inmates


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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