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Deputy Director-General: Constitutional Development

Advocate Gabriella La Foy
Tel: 012 4064817 Tel: 012 4064632, Email: GLaFoy@justice.gov.za

Personal Assistant: Mr Mmaphuthi Julius Ramoroka,
Tel 012 406 4817 Email: MmRamoroka@justice.gov.za

Head: Administration: Constitutional Development Branch: Mrs Reinette Miles
Tel: 012 406 4786, E-mail RMiles@justice.gov.za

Purpose:

To promote, protect and entrench the Bill of Rights and to ensure the Department’s international legal obligations are consistent with these rights and to uphold and advance constitutional democracy.

Functions:
* To conduct research on the implementation of the Constitution of RSA as relevant to the mandate of the Department
* To strengthen constitutional democracy and respect for fundamental human rights and values
* To ensure the protection of the rights of LGBTI persons, persons with disability, victims of human trafficking and persons living with HIV/AIDS within the justice system
* To co-ordinate, promote and implement programmes in support of social justice broadly and in particular addressing discrimination, racism and xenophobia
* To co-ordinate, promote and implement programmes in support of active citizenship and participatory democracy
* To manage and maintain international legal obligations on behalf of the Department
* To participate and contribute in international multi-lateral fora in line with the Constitution
* To co-ordinate the reporting on compliance with international treaty bodies, facilitation and co-ordination of compliance with extradition and mutual legal assistance agreements
* To implement, co-ordinate, monitor and report on Parliament-approved TRC recommendations to contribute towards the promotion of national unity and reconciliation .



Chief Directorate: Social Justice and Participatory Democracy

Chief Director: Danaline Franzman
Tel: 012 315 1487
Email: DFranzman@justice.gov.za

Purpose:

- To strengthen constitutional democracy and respect for fundamental human rights and values
- Co-ordinate, promote and implement programmes in support of  social justice broadly and in particular addressing anti-discrimination, anti-racism and anti-xenophobia
- Co-ordinate, promote and implement programmes in support of active citizenship and participatory democracy


Chief Directorate: International Legal Relations

Chief Director: Ms Tandeka Lujiza
Tel: 012 315 1659
Email: TLujiza@justice.gov.za

DIRECTORATE:  LEGAL REQUESTS
Director:  Edgar R Botes (Acting)
Tel: 012 315 4661
Email: EBotes@justice.gov.za

DIRECTORATE: MULTI LATERAL RELATIONS
Director Malesela Leso
Tel:  012 315 1261
Email: MaLeso@justice.gov.za

Purpose:
- The management and maintenance of international legal relations on behalf of the Department
- The participation and contribution in international multi-lateral fora in line with the Constitution
- The co-ordination of reporting on compliance with international treaty bodies, facilitation and co-ordination of compliance with extradition and mutual legal assistance agreements

Functions:
* Regular liaison with SADC states.
* Co-ordinating all Commonwealth matters pertaining to the administration of justice.
* Interacting with other international bodies, such as the UN, the Hague Conference and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law.
* Interacting with foreign states outside the SADC region.
* Negotiating extradition and mutuallegal-assistance agreements with other countries/international bodies.
* Preparing Cabinet and Parliament documentation for the ratification of human-rights treaties, including report writing.
* Processing requests for extradition, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, Interrogatory commisSions and service of process.
* Processing requests for maintenance in terms of the Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act, 1963 (Act 80 of 1963).


Constitutional Implementation

Acting Chief Director:
Advocate Lufuno Mmbadi
Tel: 012 315 4678
Email: LMmbadi@justice.gov.za

Purpose:
- To strengthen  constitutional democracy and respect for fundamental human rights, freedoms and values.
- To ensure the protection of the rights of LGBTI persons, persons with disability, victims of human trafficking and persons living with HIV/AIDS within the justice system
- To conduct research on the implementation of the Constitution of RSA as relevant to the  mandate of the Department


Constitutional Research and Review

Chief Director: Vacant
Acting Director:  Mr Simon Mahlangu
Tel: 012 406 4846
Email: SimoMahlangu@justice.gov.za

Purpose: Administer and conduct research on the constitution of RSA


Chief Directorate: TRC

Chief Director: Vacant

Director:  Advocate Lufuno Mmbadi
Tel: 012 315 4678
Email: LMmbadi@justice.gov.za

Deputy Director
Thapelo Mokushane
Tel: 012 357 8173, Fax: 086 629 2966, E-mail: tmokushane@justice.gov.za

Purpose: Implement, co-ordinate, monitor and report on Parliament-approved TRC recommendations to contribute towards the promotion of national unity and reconciliation.
Functions:
* The coordination o victim support, rehabilitation, reparation projects and the rendering of legal services.     
* Liaising with the state departments, the private sector and other bodies relevant to the TRC process.     
* The rendering of general administrative and financial support services on TRC programmes.