Department Of Justice And Constitutional Development

Bid for justice over R1.2bn tender

Government officials have been accused of interferring in the process of selecting and awarding a contract for security services at courts

Government’s thinking on surveillance law is regressive

The law that regulates the interception of communications is being challenged on the basis it can be abused by rogue elements in intelligence

The cases of the bad magistrates

Nine hundred complaints – ranging from fraud to alcohol abuse – have been laid against them

Justice department denies links to Brazzers porn website

The department also said that the keyword “brazzers” had not appeared in any subject line in the emails received in the department’s database.

Justice Minister Masutha approves special leave for Judge Jansen

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.

Whereabouts of Al-Bashir still unknown

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.

Justice department wants to give offenders a second chance

A proposed amendment to the Criminal Procedures Act might pave the way for former offenders to apply to have their criminal records expunged.

Know your rights, says new government programme

The justice department's Amarightza programme aims to educate the public and officials about the socioeconomic rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Mogoeng: Judiciary ‘begs’ for money and independence

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says weakening the independence of the judiciary threatens SA's peace, stability and constitutional democracy.

No disruption expected during magistrates’ strike

A magistrates' strike expected to begin on Monday should cause little disruption, the justice ministry has said.

Sexual offences courts still wouldn’t bring rape justice

Reopening courts that deal specifically with sexual offences is proof that there is hope for the criminal justice system, activists say.

Appeal court included in judicial review

The justice ministry says a government review of the judiciary has been broadened to include the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Press Releases

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.