Correctional Services to 'embrace change'

2011-02-02 17:04

Johannesburg - Correctional Services officials were on Wednesday urged to embrace change by their national Commissioner Tom Moyane.

He called on all officials "to internalise integrity, commitment to excellence, responsibility and accountability as foundation values that are critical to overcome the challenges facing the department".

Moyane said those guided by these values had no reason to fear the department's transformation programme.

He was addressing about 100 correctional services managers from the Free State and Northern Cape region.


"No amount of blackmail through newspaper leaks and distortions will deter us from accelerating the transformation of correctional services," Moyane said in a statement issued by his office.

"I will drive the transformation of this department with your support so that correctional services cannot be a step-child of anyone, but a recognised institution that effectively contributes in ensuring that the people of South Africa are, and feel safe," he said.

"We must all be able to walk the streets with our heads high, confident that we have made our contribution to society."

Moyane commended all officials for the department's achievements in reducing prison escapes, assaults and unnatural deaths by over 90% over five years.

The correctional services department was recently rated the third best fraud and corruption fighter of 85 government institutions audited by an independent agency commissioned by the Department of Public Service and Administration.

  • SEMATSATSA - 2011-02-02 17:56


  • gray - 2011-02-02 17:57

    Its a pity the Commissioner doesnt fully implement resolution 2 /2009 regarding the osd for experienced members as well as the Departments leave policy with regard to taking of leave on a public holiday or weekend when you are performing a clerical job.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-02-02 18:16

    Let's see him walk the talk. Lot's of these idiots promise the world and deliver squat all, just like the ANC.

  • Victer - 2011-02-02 19:37

    just another idiot trying to implement something that is not going to work just like osd aka 7day

  • horst.o.muller - 2011-02-02 20:51

    Confusion! What is he going to transform? My gutfeel says he wants to throw out all the remaining whites.

      Gazza Boy - 2011-02-03 09:04

      I aggree with you just look at the abuse that a certain white female police recruit had to go through.

  • Vrijheid - 2011-02-03 07:28

    Your hate for the white man will leave you hungry one day.

  • BigMoose - 2011-02-03 09:02

    When are the prisons going to release the next lot of gangsters on early parole?

  • Chris - 2011-02-03 11:01

    Change the name "correctional services" . South Africa have hit the dead end with these hardened soulless criminals. No more correcting. Just execute the bastards or have them work work work – kap klippe – make it as un human as possible. They don’t give their victims any chances, so why should they enjoy getting up each day – having food prepared for them and having buddies & hobbies doing their time. Prison is a joke for these type of people – they only get educate their to be meaner and smarter next time around doing more vicious crime while out on BAIL for “good behaviour” . We see this in every news article, 80% - person out on bail, or was previously linked to crime – Dewani case – the world see this – no wonder they use our SA soil as a playground for their criminal activities.

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