Criminal Law

List of Sexual Offences Courtrooms upgraded and established

Year  Province  Regional Court Type  No of rooms  Court Names
2013/2014  Eastern Cape Butterworth Hybrid SOC 01 RC1
East London Hybrid SOC 01 RC2
2013/2014  Free State Welkom Pure SOC 01 RC.P
Bloemfontein Pure SOC 03 RC 27,28 & 29
2013/2014  Gauteng Palm Ridge Pure SOC 02 RC 5&6
2013/2014 KwaZulu-Natal Ntuzuma Hybrid SOC 01 RC4
Pietermaritzburg Hybrid SOC 01 SOC
2013/2014  Mpumalanga Tonga (Boschfontein) Hybrid SOC 01 PC
Secunda Hybrid SOC 01 RC.C
2013/2014  Northern Cape Kimberley Pure SOC 01 RC.K
2013/2014  North West Potchefstroom Hybrid SOC 01 RC.1
Klerksdorp Pure SOC 01 RC.1
2013/2014 Western Cape Wynberg Pure SOC 03 F,G & M
2013/2014  Limpopo Lephalale Hybrid SOC 01 RC G70
        19  
2014/2015   Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth Pure SOC 02 RC3&11
2014/2015  Free State Bethlehem Pure SOC 01 RC.A
2014/2015  North West Molopo Pure SOC 01 RC.1
Schweize- Reneke Hybrid SOC 01 RC.1
2014/2015  Gauteng Pretoria Pure SOC 03 RC 13,12 & 15
2014/2015  KwaZulu-Natal Emlazi Hybrid SOC 01 SO4
2014/2015  Limpopo Mokerong Hybrid SOC 01 RC E.11
Mankweng Hybrid SOC 02 RC C & D
2014/2015  Western Cape Parrow Hybrid SOC 02 RC 1 & 2
        14  
2015/2016 Gauteng Johannesburg Pure SOC 03 RC 16 & 18
Protea Pure SOC 02 RC 10 & 11
2015/2016 North West Mankwe Hybrid SOC 01 RC A
2015/2016 Mpumalanga Eestehoek Hybrid SOC 01 RC A
2015/2016 Western Cape Atlantis Hybrid SOC 02 SOC 1 RC
2015/2016 KwaZulu-Natal Durban Hybrid SOC 02 RC V&K
2015/2016 Free State Phuthaditjhaba Hybrid SOC 01 -
2015/2016 Northern Cape Galeshewe Pure SOC 01 D 277
Colesburg Hybrid SOC 01 -
        14  
2016/2017 Eastern Cape Tsolo Hybrid SOC 01 Court C
2016/2017 Limpopo Sekgosese Hybrid SOC 01 RC C
2016/2017 Northern Cape Upington Pure SOC 01 RC. G66
Barkly West Hybrid SOC 01 RC. R
2016/2017 Mpumalanga Masoyi   01 Court A
2016/2017 Mpumalanga Mhala   01 RC A
2016/2017 Gauteng Pretoria North   02 RC No 2 & No 3
2016/2017 Western Cape Thembalethu   01 RC No4
2016/2017 North West Moretele Hybrid SOC 01 Court Room No F
Taung Hybrid SOC 01 Court Room No 6
        11  
2017/2018 KwaZulu-Natal Madadeni Hybrid SOC 02 Court C
           
  TOTAL     60  
* Above table amended on 06 July 2017      

 

Hybrid SOC means a re-established and or upgraded Sexual Offences Court hearing or prioritizing sexual offences matters on its roll , including other criminal matters. This classification is informed by limited court rooms and office infrastructure which necessitate shared resources to dispense justice. Pure SOC means a Sexual Offences Court which only hears sexual offences matters on its roll.

For any further information, kindly contact the following official:
Branch: Court Services
Chief Directorate: Promotion of the Rights of Vulnerable Groups
Directorate: Victim Support & Specialised Court Services
Sub-Directorate: Sexual Offences
Contact Person : Mr Steve Sekwele, SLAO (Email: SSekwele@justice.gov.za, Tel: 012 315 4692)