Ronald Lamola

Self-sustainability project is for medium offenders: Ronald Lamola

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[…]

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Minister confirms all Malmesbury prisoners rearrested

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[…]

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These are the ‘priority matters’ SA courts will hear during lockdown: Lamola

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[…]

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16 suspected coronavirus cases among prison officials

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[…]

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