POLLSMOOR FEMALE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE:
Mr. J. M Mkabela
|Head of Centre:
Mr. Willem Visagie
| Ou Kaapse Weg
History of Female Centre of Excellence
Community Corrections Cape Town was officially opened on 1st April 1992. It was then only
the second Community Corrections office in the country, the first being in Pretoria. Initially
there were only fourteen members including the head Mr. Lourens JG. In its sixteen years of
existence, there have been five Heads and two acting Heads. In the beginning all the administration
was done by hand. Computers were only installed during December 1992. Out of this office, three
other offices were established namely Stellenbosch, Mithchells Plain and Bellville. This is an
indication of the vast area previously serviced by this one office. The first probationer to be
admitted, Fatiema Soeker, still visits on a regular basis and has fond memories of the time she spent
under correctional supervision.
|Nearest Centre of Excellence
||Nearest Police Station
|Pollsmoor Female Prison
||Kirstenhof Police Station
Community Corrections Office:
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||Type of Programme(s)offered
||A.V.P. - Alternatives to Violence
programme rendered by Pahama, the programme
aims to raise awareness of alternatives
to violence and anger management
Life Skills-is rendered by the
external service provider called
Jewish Union for Women. This empowers
women to cope with the challenges
of everyday life
Pre-release-this is a programme
presented by a case officer, the objective
is to prepare the offender for social
reintegration upon release.
Anger-in Anger-out-is rendered by functional
officials. It is a non therapeutic rehabilitation
programme that helps offenders unlearn old habits
associated with aggression and learn or relearn
healthier skills and habits
Female Correctional Centre is a medium admission and detention centre.
Awaiting trial offenders: Tuesday, Thursday & every second & third Saturday of the
Sentenced offenders: Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays
Time: 08h00 till 14h30
The hospital unit has a consultation room from where health care professionals
render primary health care services to offenders in the units. The centre has
a fully equipped hospital with 20 inpatient beds, consultation and dentistry
room for visiting health care practitioners.
The following services are available:
- Visiting doctor weekly on a Thursday.
- Dentist visit the Centre once a month
- Transport inmates to specialized medical services at local health care service providers.
- Transport pregnant inmates to retreat maternity unit.
Directions to facility:
Follow the M3 South from Cape Town in the direction of Muizenberg and take Tokai off ramp.
Turn left in Tokai Road until you reach a circle. At the circle keep left into Steenberg
Road and more or less 200 meters on the left side of the road, the main entrance gate to
Pollsmoor Management Area is situated. Access control members will assist with the directions
to Female Centre.