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Strategic Plan for the period 2020-2025

mtsfAs we begin the next 5 years which is an electoral mandate, we are building on this solid foundation. To this end, we have identified specific areas that we seek to consolidate in this period. In doing so, we are mindful of the lingering challenges in the criminal justice system which are the result of the last 10 years. As we move forward, it is important to rebuild capacity and reverse these deficiencies. We are confident that this Strategic Plan provides a solid basis that will advance this important work.

Read the full document: Strategic Plan for the period 2020-2025 PDF [796kb, amended and updated on 11 Sep 2020].

Follow this link to read the Departmental Annual Performance Plan 2020-2021 PDF [1.12mb, published 25 August 2020].

VISION: An accessible justice system in a vibrant and evolving constitutional democracy.

MISSION: Enabling access to justice, advancement of constitutionalism, respect for human rights and the rule of law.



  1. Improved capability and capacity of the department and good governance.
  2. Modernised and digitized justice services platforms.
  3. Increased Access to Justice services.
  4. Transformed Masters services.
  5. Transformed colonials/apartheid era justice related legislation.
  6. Transformed State litigation services.
  7. Transformed legal profession.
  8. Advanced constitutionalism, human rights and the rule of law.
  9. Crime and corruption significantly reduced through effective prosecution.