While some lobbyists have welcomed the delay, others believe it will have negative consequences
The justice ministry says the wording is not worthy of an accountable government but it will oppose a challenge to the ‘mistaken consent’ defence
People in South Africa’s witness programme often feel frightened and undervalued
Debate is heating up over the Child Justice Amendment Act increasing the criminal capacity age from 10 to 12 years
Sonke Gender Justice points finger at fathers who withhold maintenance payments to coerce, manipulate, and punish the mothers of their children
Recent cyberattacks at the department of justice and the space agency highlight the extent of our naïveté
The SAPS has received more than R500-billion over the past five years, yet commercial crime cases such as Steinhoff drag on
The theft of R10-million from the Guardian’s Fund account prompts the justice department to freeze all accounts until an audit can determine the extent of the damage
In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally
Officials assisting with deceased estates, trusts, and protecting minors allegedly siphon off funds
Government officials have been accused of interferring in the process of selecting and awarding a contract for security services at courts
The law that regulates the interception of communications is being challenged on the basis it can be abused by rogue elements in intelligence
Nine hundred complaints – ranging from fraud to alcohol abuse – have been laid against them
The department also said that the keyword “brazzers” had not appeared in any subject line in the emails received in the department’s database.
Judge Mabel Jansen caused outrage on social media after her Facebook remarks saying that rape was part of black people’s culture went viral this week.
The whereabouts of Sudanese President Al-Bashir were still not known on Monday morning, more than 12 hours since the first report that he had left SA.
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.
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.
<b>Glynnis Underhill</b> introduces us to an angry Cape Town woman who risks life and limb to help victimised lesbians.
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.