SA elected ACSA chair

2012-10-07 10:36

Johannesburg - South Africa has been elected as the chair of the African Correctional Services Association (ACSA), the correctional services department said on Sunday.

"We are extremely delighted that South Africa has been elected chair of ACSA. By electing SA as Chair, ACSA recognises the significant role played by our country in this important African institution," Correctional Services Minister Sbu Ndebele said in a statement released by the department.

"We will use our position on ACSA to enhance correctional services on the continent."

Correctional Services national commissioner Tom Moyane was elected chairperson of ACSA at the four-day Biennial Conference hosted by the Uganda Prisons Service, in Kampala from 2 to 5 October.

The conference was attended by more than 24 representatives of various countries.

South Africa has held the position of secretariat of ACSA for the past two years.

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-07 10:42

    "We will use our position on ACSA to enhance correctional services on the continent." Does this include remission of sentences? Everyone can see what a great idea that was (NOT)!

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-07 10:51

    In the land of the blind, the one eye is king.

  • Desilusionada - 2012-10-07 11:02

    And?.......The point is?

  • daleinn - 2012-10-07 11:14

    Heres a landmark for criminals... more presidential pardons.. to make space..

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-10-07 11:54

    The thieves building the prison. ha ha ha

  • johan.jacobs.33821 - 2012-10-07 11:56

    Good candidates, will be Shaik or Selibi.

  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-10-07 12:05

    Aha, now it's getting clearer why there's a lot of lost luggage and theft of airfreigt at the airports in South Africa. "ACSA - Airports Company South Africa" and "ACSA - African Correctional Services Association"

  • gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-10-07 12:07


  • chris.potgieter.73 - 2012-10-07 12:47

    Eish, will we see the Shaik solution applied all over the place now?

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-07 13:06

    I would like to James Selfe's (MP DA),reaction to this. He is an expert on our prison service and never spares the rod.

  • Kekeletso.nax - 2012-10-07 13:07

    They didn't inspect our prisons or our prison officials... I mean why else would they thing we qualify to chair such a committee?

  • Jacques - 2012-10-07 14:19

    Don't we all still want to donner Sbu Ndebele for his part in creating the e-toll nightmare? Now he's popping up here? Hard to keep track at who to be mad at!

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