Department of Justice and Correctional Services

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Department of Justice and Correctional Services
South Africa Department of Justice and Constitutional Development logo.png
Logo of the department
Department overview
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Headquarters Momentum Centre, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria
25°44′52″S 28°11′42″E / 25.74778°S 28.19500°E / -25.74778; 28.19500
Employees 63,945 (2012/13)
Annual budget R34,883 million (2014/15)
Ministers responsible Michael Masutha, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services for Justice and Constitutional Development
Thabang Makwetla, Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services for Correctional Services
Department executive Nonkululeko Msomi, Director-General: Justice and Constitutional Development
Child agencies National Prosecuting Authority
South African Law Reform Commission
Website www.justice.gov.za

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services 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, facilitates law reform and is responsible for the country's Correctional Services.

Prior to May 2014, Correctional Services was a separate department and the justice department was named the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.[1][2]

The political head of the department is the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, who is supported by two deputy ministers. The incumbent minister is Michael Masutha and his deputies are John Jeffery (Justice and Constitutional Development) and Thabang Makwetla (Correctional Services).[3][4] At the time of the 2014 national budget, Justice and Correctional Service were still two separate departments; R15,161.9 million was appropriated for Justice, while R19,721.1 million was appropriated for Correctional Services. In the 2012/13 financial year the Department of Justice had 23,780 employees and the Department of Correctional Services had 40,165.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President Jacob Zuma announces members of the National Executive, Pretoria". The Presidency. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Wynn, Craig (25 May 2014). "Zuma announces new Cabinet". EWN. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Justice/Contacts/Ministry". Department of Justice. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "DCS". Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Vote 24: Justice and Constitutional Development". Estimates of National Expenditure 2014. Pretoria: National Treasury. 26 February 2014. ISBN 978-0-621-42406-5. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Vote 21: Correctional Services". Estimates of National Expenditure 2014. Pretoria: National Treasury. 26 February 2014. ISBN 978-0-621-42406-5. Retrieved 18 July 2014.