Coronavirus: 'Sun City' inmates confident they are safe but express concerns about overcrowding

2020-04-08 23:08

Inmates at Johannesburg Prison, popularly known as Sun City, are confident they will be safe during the global Covid-19 outbreak, saying their main concern was overcrowding in the facility.

Covid-19: Former ConCourt judge Kate O'Regan to safeguard people's right to privacy

2020-04-03 20:24

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola has appointed former Constitutional Court judge, Catherine (Kate) O'Regan, as the Covid-19 designate judge.

Nationwide lockdown: 'Justice will not be compromised' - Lamola says courts remain open

2020-03-27 10:52

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says courts will be open – but with restricted access – during the nationwide lockdown, which is aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

National lockdown: No inmates to be transported to court

2020-03-25 20:02

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has announced inmates at correctional centres across the country will not be transported to court.

Coronavirus: SA warned that failing to comply with new regulations will be dealt harshly

2020-03-19 17:48

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola and Police Minister Bheki Cele have warned South Africans that failure to comply with the regulations of the national state of disaster to combat the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa will be dealt with by law enforcement agencies.

Bosasa scandal: National Assembly accepts suspension of Pretoria chief magistrate Desmond Nair

2020-03-12 16:54

The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved the suspension of Pretoria's chief magistrate, Desmond Nair, pending the outcome of an investigation into his fitness to hold office.

Lamola: Review of prison parole system is imminent

2020-03-04 16:43

Minister of Justice, Ronald Lamola, has admitted that parole boards are given “flawed” data when needing to consider whether a prisoner should be eligible for parole.

Tazne van Wyk murder: Ramaphosa apologises to Connaught Estate residents over parole of alleged killer

2020-02-25 19:39

President Cyril Ramaphosa apologised to the residents of Connaught Estate in Cape Town for alleged child killer Moyhdian Pangarker being released on parole.

Four years on, a joint hearing into Life Esidimeni deaths is set to be conducted

2020-02-05 11:20

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has acceded to a request by the NPA that a joint hearing be conducted into the Life Esidimeni deaths.

Two KwaZulu-Natal correctional services officials shot dead in 'domestic dispute'

2020-01-28 09:46

An alleged domestic dispute has led to the death of two correctional services officials in KwaZulu-Natal.


Coronavirus | 16 000 inmates screened so far, says Lamola

2020-04-08 22:11

Sixteen thousand inmates have been tested for the novel coronavirus so far, according to Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola.

Alleged perpetrators of petty crime arrested during lockdown to be released, await court date

2020-04-01 11:20

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has ordered that alleged perpetrators of petty crimes who are arrested during the nationwide lockdown be released and warned to appear in court on a future date.

ANALYSIS: How the state will take control of our lives, and why it must be kept in check

2020-03-26 15:40

South Africans, Covid-19 or not, cannot simply and blithely forfeit their freedoms and liberties to the state without questioning every detail of how and what the state is going to do with it, writes Pieter du Toit.

State of disaster: 5 key points made during ministerial briefing on new regulations

2020-03-19 22:24

Following the gazetted regulations that will govern the national state of disaster in South Africa, an inter-ministerial committee briefing was held on Thursday that was led by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

There's something seriously wrong with the parole system, say MPs

2020-03-13 22:20

The parole system is scrutiny after the murder of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk, allegedly at the hands of parolee Moyhdian Pangarker, whose criminal record dates back to the 1980s.

An endemic situation - Lamola on Cape Town’s child killings

2020-03-05 05:14

An endemic situation - this is how Justice Minister Ronald Lamola described crimes committed against children in the Western Cape.

Prison officials summoned by Lamola to address parole system 'flaws'

2020-03-03 16:53

High-ranking officials in the Department of Correctional Services and secretaries of parole boards have been summoned to an urgent meeting with Justice Minister Ronald Lamola to "address the flaws of the parole system".

Ronald Lamola | Minority cannot govern the majority through anarchy

2020-02-20 13:22

We are continuing to avail resources for law enforcement agencies to pursue the perpetrators and beneficiaries of corruption and state capture, writes Ronald Lamola.

Masters' offices shut as SIU conducts countrywide raids

2020-02-03 20:32

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola said the raids on 15 offices came about after President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised an investigation into allegations of countrywide maladministration, corruption and fraud.

Remains of Cato Manor 9 to be handed over to families

2020-01-22 18:00

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has announced he will officiate at the handover ceremony of the exhumed remains of nine people who were hanged by the apartheid regime.

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