Ethics Committee 'guilty of dereliction and disservice to parliament' - deputy minister Thabang Makwetla

2019-03-30 16:54

The Ethics Committee of Parliament is guilty of dereliction and disservice to parliament, says Correctional Services deputy minister Thabang Makwetla after he was found guilty of breaching the parliament's code of ethics for his non-disclosure that facilities and management company Bosasa.

Correctional services to beef up security over festive season to prevent escapes

2018-12-03 16:06

The department of correctional services will be limiting offender movement as part of its plan to tighten security over the festive season.

Heritage under threat

2017-09-17 07:24

Historic sites such as the Bakoni ruins are disappearing. If we don’t preserve our history, who will?

Tsotsis must be profiled - Mbalula

2017-05-25 20:47

Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula has ripped into the court and bail system after it has emerged that a man suspected of hijacking and kidnapping the Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services was out on bail on another hijacking charge.

I will vote against motion of no confidence in Zuma - Makwetla

2017-04-13 16:43

Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla says he will vote against the upcoming motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma.

Successful prison raids embarrass correctional services

2015-12-22 22:01

The success of recent raids at prisons has embarrassed correctional services as they revealed that large numbers of cellphones were being smuggled to inmates.

Prisoners get better treatment than public - corrections

2014-12-01 19:15

The government gives prisoners better medical treatment than members of the public, Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla says.


Deputy correctional services minister wants to appear before state capture commission

2019-02-13 16:33

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla says he has asked to appear before the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

Arthur Fraser skips first pre-budget presser in Parliament for 'urgent matter'

2018-05-17 16:12

New correctional services commissioner Arthur Fraser has skipped his first pre-budget vote media briefing in Parliament to attend an "urgent matter that had just arisen".

Death of 3 correctional officials 'huge loss' to department – deputy minister

2017-09-01 22:45

Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Service Thabang Makwetla has described the death of three correctional officials in Kimberley as a huge loss for the department.

ANC condemns hijacking of deputy minister

2017-05-24 14:17

The African National Congress in Parliament has condemned the hijacking of ANC MP and Deputy Justice Minister Thabang Makwetla.

Review ANC constitution to curb abuse of members and processes – MK veterans

2016-12-19 20:02

Former senior leaders of uMkhonto weSizwe want a review of the party's constitution and a recommitment to South Africa's Constitution.

Still no clarity on how Glencoe prison fire started

2015-05-25 17:19

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla has revealed that inmates were not under supervision when a fire broke out at Glencoe Correctional Centre earlier this month.

SA troops may 'disengage' from DRC’s Goma

2013-12-19 10:02

SA troops in the DRC may soon withdraw from that country following the signing of declarations between Kinshasa and M23 rebels, a report says.

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