Reduction in long-term awaiting-trial prisoners

2014-04-10 13:20

More than 380 awaiting-trial prisoners incarcerated for more than two years are no longer in prison, the correctional services ministry says.

Ndebele: Officials too slow for Derby-Lewis

2014-03-25 07:50

Correctional Services Minister S'bu Ndebele says officials were too slow to protect convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis from being attacked for a second time.

Press Ombudsman dismisses minister's complaint

2014-03-03 21:19

A complaint by Correctional Services Minister Sibusisu Ndebele against three Independent Newspapers titles has been dismissed, the Press Ombudsman says.

Mangaung prison probe nears completion

2013-11-05 18:48

A two-pronged probe into allegations of torture at Mangaung prison will be completed in the next two weeks, MPs have heard.

UK's G4S denies Mangaung prison abuse claims

2013-10-28 22:31

UK security group G4S has denied that its workers had electrocuted and drugged prisoners at Mangaung prison, before government stepped in to restore order.

2012 the year of uprisings by inmates - report

2013-10-01 16:04

Inmates in South African prisons are becoming increasingly frustrated with their treatment with 2012 being characterised as “a year of uprisings by prisoners”, the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Centres has found.

12 000 prison officials 'corrected' - Ndebele

2013-09-19 19:29

Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says thousands of correctional services officials have themselves "corrected" in the past three years.

Acting commissioner appointed - Ndebele

2013-09-09 16:45

Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says an acting national commissioner of correctional services has been appointed.

Prison population at 156 000

2013-08-27 16:42

Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says there are more than 156 000 inmates in prisons around the country, more than a quarter of whom are awaiting-trial prisoners.

Church leaders must help cons - Ndebele

2013-07-28 21:03

Religious leaders should do more to rehabilitate criminals, says Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.


Prisoners to fill skills shortage gap

2014-03-30 14:05

More than 9 000 inmates have been trained as artisans in efforts to address the country's critical skills shortage, says correctional services.

Mother of KZN chief shot dead

2014-03-12 12:11

The mother of a KwaZulu-Natal traditional chief has been shot dead in her home in Dlebe, near Ulundi, the provincial safety department says.

3 000+ correctional officials charged

2014-02-24 11:05

More than 3 000 correctional officials had been charged with misconduct and corruption in 2012/13 financial year, the correctional service department says.

Big increase in prison rapes

2013-10-30 18:36

There has been a rise of more than 40% in the number of reported prison rapes and sexual assaults in the past year, according to Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

Ndebele to probe torture claims

2013-10-25 21:14

Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says claims of torture in Mangaung prison will be investigated.

Staggie's parole a test - DA

2013-09-23 16:23

The DA says the parole of former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie is a test for the correctional services department.

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.

3 prison officials die in E Cape crash

2013-09-03 16:18

Three of the seven people killed in a Grahamstown car accident were Eastern Cape correctional services officials, the correctional services' department says.

Oversight delays oil pollution bills

2013-08-14 17:38

MPs have delayed processing draft legislation to make South Africa a full member of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund due to an oversight.

Offenders should get educated - minister

2013-06-14 20:15

Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has called on the youth in jail to use the time behind bars to develop themselves.

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