Acting prison commissioner appointed

2013-09-10 10:15

An acting national commissioner of correctional services has been appointed because outgoing commissioner Thomas "Tom" Moyane had reached retirement age.

Dept aims to foil Christmas prison breaks

2012-11-14 22:19

An operation to prevent prison escapes this festive season will be launched soon, correctional services national commissioner Tom Moyane says.

Ndebele visits prisons in Cuba

2012-10-02 21:54

Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele is visiting prisons in Cuba, Brazil and the United States to develop best practice models, his office says.

Who approved Selebi release, asks DA

2012-07-25 20:17

The DA says it wants to know who approved the release of convicted former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi on medical parole.

Selebi release not preferential - official

2012-07-20 14:07

The release on medical parole of convicted former police commissioner Jackie Selebi was a purely medical decision, says Correctional Services Commissioner Tom Moyane.

Popcru condemns prisoner escapes

2012-03-16 13:12

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union has condemned the escape of prisoners from Pretoria Central prison this week, saying more must be done to prevent future occurrences.

Prisons may extend 'corrupt' tender

2012-01-29 17:15

The prisons department is considering extending a multimillion-rand catering tender that, according to the special investigating unit, was awarded corruptly in the first place.

Selebi won't leave hospital - doctors

2011-12-23 16:44

Convicted former national police chief, Jackie Selebi, is too sick to be discharged from hospital, correctional services commissioner, Tom Moyane has said.

Moyane: Educate young offenders

2011-06-20 15:11

Better rehabilitation is needed for young offenders to improve literacy and make them employable, says the correctional services commissioner.

Prisons deny employee victimisation

2011-01-31 21:17

Allegations that Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and National Commissioner Tom Moyane victimised employees and conducted "apartheid style interrogations" are devoid of all truth, the department has said.


Prisons dept defends R2bn consultants bill

2013-03-13 22:34

Prison authorities have defended their spending of R2bn on consultants, saying the bulk of the costs were incurred on the core mandate and business of the department.

SA elected ACSA chair

2012-10-07 10:36

South Africa has been elected as the chair of the African Correctional Services Association, the correctional services department has said.

Victims fight Advocate Barbie's release

2012-08-15 12:40

Two girls who fell victim to convicted sex offender Cezanne Visser will fight to ensure she is not granted correctional supervision, a report says.

Selebi 'like any other patient', will foot bills

2012-07-20 22:13

Convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi will now pay his own medical bills, the hospital where he is being treated has said, following the announcement of his release from prison.

Durban prison overcrowded

2012-06-15 14:25

Westville prison in KwaZulu-Natal is overcrowded and houses more than 9 000 offenders while it only has a capacity for only 6 000.

Paraded prisoners' rights 'violated'

2012-03-16 09:20

The parading of three re-arrested escapees, including Bongani Moyo, at a media conference called by Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is shocking and concerning, lawyers say.

Friends want medical parole for Selebi

2012-01-06 10:00

Two men calling themselves friends of Jackie Selebi have applied for the former national police commissioner to be released on medical parole, according to a report.

KZN prison head suspension lifted

2011-09-19 18:00

The suspension of KwaZulu-Natal correctional services regional commissioner Mnikelwa Nxele has been lifted.

Correctional Services to 'embrace change'

2011-02-02 17:04

Correctional Services national Commissioner Tom Moyane has urged officials not to fear the department's transformation programme.

Media too negative - prison boss

2010-05-19 21:16

Newly-appointed correctional services national commissioner Tom Moyane has called on journalists to stop portraying prison officials in a negative light.

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