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Justice Department to launch Colesberg Sexual Offences Court

As part of commemorating the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will officially launch the Colesberg Sexual Offences Court in Colesberg, Northern Cape on 08 December 2017.

Sexual Offences Courts were reintroduced by the Department in August 2013 to provide specialised support services to victims of sexual offences, decrease turnaround times for finalisation of sexual offences cases and improve conviction rates in these cases.

The launch of the Sexual Offences Courts will be preceded by a walkabout at the Colesberg Magistrate Court and community Imbizo. The launch of the court is part of the Department’s efforts to bring access to justice closer to the people.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date    : 08 December 2017
Time   : 10h00
Venue  :  Colesberg Magistrate Court, Colesberg, Northern Cape

For media confirmations contact: Solomon Mahlangu on 082 500 4257/ SoMahlangu@justice.gov.za.

Issued by the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services

Enquiries: Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
0836418141
Mediaenquiries@justice.gov.za