Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
|Department of Justice and Constitutional Development|
|Logo of the department|
|Jurisdiction||Government of South Africa|
|Headquarters||Momentum Centre, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria
|Annual budget||R10,250.5 million (2010/11)|
|Ministers responsible||Jeff Radebe, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development
Andries Nel, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development
|Department executive||Nonkululeko Msomi, Director-General: Justice and Constitutional Development|
|Child agencies||National Prosecuting Authority
South African Law Reform Commission
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is the justice ministry of the South African government. The department provides administrative and financial support to the court system and the judiciary (which are constitutionally independent of the executive), oversees the National Prosecuting Authority, provides legal advice and representation to organs of state, and facilitates law reform.
The political head of the department is the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, who is supported by a Deputy Minister. As of 2010[update] the minister is Jeff Radebe and his deputy is Andries Nel. In the 2010 national budget, it received an appropriation of 10,250.5 million rand, and had 20,992 employees.