Department of Correctional Services

 
DA to report Vincent Smith to ethics committee over alleged Bosasa payments
DA to report Vincent Smith to ethics committee over alleged Bosasa payments
The Democratic Alliance will report senior ANC MP Vincent Smith to Parliament's ethics committee following a Sunday report that Smith allegedly...
'Captain KGB' allegedly poisons himself in prison
'Captain KGB' allegedly poisons himself in prison
Former crime intelligence officer Morris "Captain KGB" Tshabalala allegedly poisoned himself on Friday afternoon while detained at Kgosi Mampuru II...
Pistorius released from jail a day early, escapes the media
Pistorius released from jail a day early, escapes the media
Oscar Pistorius was released from jail late Monday, South African officials said, and will serve his remaining sentence under house arrest after a...
Comment: Overcrowded jails deadly, inhumane
Comment: Overcrowded jails deadly, inhumane
Many of South Africa’s correctional facilities, and most acutely its remand detention facilities, are overcrowded, creating dehumanising and...
Cope calls for probe into de Kock's whereabouts
Cope calls for probe into de Kock's whereabouts
Cope spokesperson Dennis Bloem said on Saturday: "If it is indeed true that he is being unlawfully detained by the security force, then the police...
Public versus prison healthcare: What are the facts?
Public versus prison healthcare: What are the facts?
Prisoners in South Africa have access to better healthcare services than the general public, the Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, Thabang...
Department disputes Derby-Lewis report
Department disputes Derby-Lewis report
"The final court order was rejected and the final decision of the court [on Friday] was for normal department procedures to be followed,"...
Probe into Mangaung prison torture nearly complete
Probe into Mangaung prison torture nearly complete
A two-pronged probe into a Wits Justice Project investigation into torture at Mangaung prison will be completed in the...
Mangaung prison hostage set free, no injuries reported
Mangaung prison hostage set free, no injuries reported
No one was injured when a Mangaung prison official was rescued from a hostage situation at the correctional centre, an official said on...
Ndebele: SA has highest prison population in Africa
Ndebele: SA has highest prison population in Africa
"[We are] currently ranked ninth in the world in terms of prison population, with approximately 160 000 inmates," he said in a...
Correctional Services worst employer 'with honours', claims trade union
Correctional Services worst employer 'with honours', claims trade union
"The decision to appoint the DCS as worst employer was ... an obvious one," said union spokesman Johan Kruger on Sunday.

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