A proposed amendment to the Criminal Procedures Act might pave the way for former offenders to apply to have their criminal records expunged.
The justice department's Amarightza programme aims to educate the public and officials about the socioeconomic rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says weakening the independence of the judiciary threatens SA's peace, stability and constitutional democracy.
A magistrates' strike expected to begin on Monday should cause little disruption, the justice ministry has said.
Reopening courts that deal specifically with sexual offences is proof that there is hope for the criminal justice system, activists say.
The justice ministry says a government review of the judiciary has been broadened to include the Supreme Court of Appeal.
The public protector is awaiting word from Justice Minister Jeff Radebe over whether they will be allocated more funds as opposed to last year.
Former top cop Jackie Selebi has been placed in the custody of correctional services at the Pretoria Central Prison's medical facility.
A committal warrant for Jackie Selebi is out, but it is up to his doctor to decide whether he may be moved from hospital.
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says legislation intended to transform and restructure the legal profession will soon be tabled in Parliament.
South Africa's failure to criminalise torture in domestic law leaves many citizens vulnerable to gross human rights abuses while in state custody.
Glynnis Underhill introduces us to an angry Cape Town woman who risks life and limb to help victimised lesbians.
The Foundation for Human Rights (the Foundation) is a grant-maker to the Human Rights Sector.
The Department of Justice has yielded to requests from the mobile operators to extend the Rica deadline to June 30, 2011.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will this month for the first time allow television media to broadcast its interviews with aspirant judges.
The Justice Department has released the terms of reference for the public service commission's investigation into the conduct of DG Menzi Simelane.
The government wants to use state resources across all departments to fight crime.
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has refuted claims by the Democratic Alliance (DA) that it had shown an increase in spending.
Enver Surty describes his new job as walking into the eye of the storm. Sello S Alcock caught up with the new justice minister in Cape Town.