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Mission

Providing the best Correctional Services for a safer South Africa

Vision

Contributing to a just, peaceful and safer South Africa through effective and humane incarceration of inmates, rehabilitation and social reintegration of offenders

Our Departmental Core Values:

Development

  • Enablement and empowerment
  • Faith in the potential of people
  • Providing opportunities and facilities for growth

Integrity

  • Honesty
  • Disassociating yourself from all forms of corruption and unethical conduct
  • Sound business practices

Ubuntu

  • Serving with Kindness and humanity

Effectiveness

  • Productivity
  • The best work methods, procedure and system to achieve set goals
  • Excellent services

Accountability

  • Desire to perform well
  • Accepting accountability for your behaviour
  • Commitment

Justice

  • Fair treatment
  • Justice for all
  • Fairness and equality before the law

Security

  • Safety of employees, offenders and the community

Equity

  • Non-discrimination
  • Affirmative Action
  • Gender equality
  • Integration of disability issues

Strategic outcomes (goal oriented)

GOAL 1

  • Effective criminal justice through the effective management of remand processes

GOAL 2

  • Society is protected through incarcerated offenders being secure and rehabilitated

GOAL 3

  • Society is protected by offenders being reintegrated into the community as law abiding citizens

Strategic Objective

Administration

  • Building organisational capacity for enhanced service delivery
  • Effective management of business processes to promote good governance and ethical administration
  • Provide a secured ICT infrastructure and business systems
  • Professionalising for effective human resource management and development

Incarceration

  • Effective management of remand detention processes to promote conducive participation in court processes
  • Remand detainees and offenders are held in secure, safe and humane conditions
  • Effective case management process
    • Rehabilitation

      • Effective incarceration and rehabilitation to protect society
      • Offender behaviour is corrected through access to correctional programmes and psychological, social and spiritual services
      • Offenders human development is improved through literacy, education and skills competency programmes
      • Reduced re-offending to contribute to a safer South Africa

      Care

      • Inmates are provided with appropriate nutritional services
      • Inmates are provided with appropriate access to health services

      Social Reintegration

      • Probationers and parolees are rehabilitated; monitored and accepted as law abiding citizens by the communities
      • Offenders are provided with access to restorative justice processes
      • Effective management and functioning of the Parole Boards