Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola, says his department’s self-sustainability model does not include those who are convicted of felonies. He launched the Kuyasa Combined Learning Centre at the Oudtshoorn Correctional facility, in the Little Karoo, under the model earlier this week. The facility boasts a vegetable farm. This is part[…]
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says he cannot rule out the possibility of extraditing Enlightened Christian Gathering Church leader pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary to South Africa after the couple fled to Malawi. In a tweet, on Saturday night, Lamola said Malawi is a signatory to the SADC protocol[…]
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has called on all those who have evidence of corruption related to the COVID-19 pandemic to present it to law enforcement officers for them to investigate. His call comes after ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule said all COVID-19 related corruption must be investigated objectively and that he[…]
All prisoners who escaped from the Malmesbury correctional facility in the Western Cape have been rearrested, the Department of Justice said on Sunday. “The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services confirms that all escapees in the Malmesbury correctional facility have been rearrested,” Department of Justice spokesperson Chrispin Phiri said. He[…]
While at least 19 000 inmates inside South Africa’s prisons will be eligible for special parole to curb the spread of coronavirus, those sentenced for a range of serious crimes will not make the cut. This as President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised the release on parole of low-risk inmates to ease overcrowding[…]
For the remainder of Level 4 of the lockdown, South Africa’s courts will prioritise cases involving corruption, sexual offences, gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), serious violent crimes, robbery, murder and the violation of Covid-19 regulations. This according to Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola, who issued directives for Level[…]
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says there have been 16 suspected coronavirus cases among officials at correctional centres across the country. This comes as the country prepares for national lockdown on Thursday midnight, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Monday night. Lamola says 11 of the officials have tested negative for the[…]
by Tauhierah Salie As gender-based violence continues to dominate news coverage in Cape Town and South Africa, calls for public access to the sexual offences register have heightened. However, there have been opposing views on whether community access would be beneficial or not. While some believe it could help prevent[…]
by Tauhierah Salie “Nobody should bury their child.” This is something we’ve heard countless times. But, in Cape Town, the funerals of innocent children are a regular occurrence. And so is the trauma, devastation and heartbreak that goes along with it, which may never cease. The two most recent child[…]
A lawyer by trade, Ronald Lamola seems like a perfect fit for the Department of Justice in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet. ANC Youth League and Lamola falling out of favour Early in his career Lamola was a rising star in the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League and was deputy president[…]
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