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ICJS National Coference, Feb 2024

STRENGTHENING THE INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND REVIEWING THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT, 1977 TO KEEP OUR PEOPLE SAFE AND SECURE

National Conference on the Integrated Criminal Justice System, 27-29 Feb 2024

DATE OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Conference took place from 27-29 Feb 2024.

THEME OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The theme for the conference was 'Strengthening the Integrated Criminal Justice System to keep our people safe and secure".

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE

The objectives of the conference are to:
(a) take stock of and reflect critically on the JCPS 7-Point Plan progress in its implementation adopted by the State since 2008 as well as the Report on the Expert Panel into the July 2021 Civil Unrest.
(b) provide a platform for initial public consultation to critically engage with preliminary findings and proposals on the Review of the Criminal Procedure Act investigation which forms part of a broader Review of the Criminal Justice System in South Africa investigation.
(c) provide a platform for robust debates and discussions informed by academic, civil society and government perspectives on issues pertaining to the JCPS 7-Point Plan and preliminary findings and proposals on the Review of the Criminal Procedure Act investigation.
(d) propose recommendations to address the identified gaps and challenges in achieving an efficient, modern, fair and transformed ICJS.

Read the article on the appointment of the Criminal Procedure Reform Committee for some contextual background: Criminal Procedure Reform Committee appointed – Ronald Lamola, by Chrispin Piri, 19 December 2023. Source: www.politicsweb.co.za

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Programme for the National Conference on the Integrated Criminal Justice System.pdf [2024/02/24]

CONFERENCE WEBINAR LINK

Follow this link to join the Conference Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83441998048

CONFERENCE YOUTUBE STREAM

DAY 1, 27 February 2024

DAY 2, 28 February 2024

DAY 3, 29 February 2024

DOCUMENTS & INTERVIEWS:

  • The 1977 Criminal Procedure Act being reviewed to respond to society's current needs, POWER FM, 28 Feb 2024
    John Jefferry, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development speaks to POWER Breakfast host Thabiso Tema on the ongoing national conference of the Integrated Criminal Justice System and the Review of the Criminal Procedure Act.

    [10:06 min/mp3]

  • Integrated Criminal Justice: Adv Lucky Mohalaba, METRO FM, 27 Feb 2024
    We are joined by the Deputy Director-General for Court Administration from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Adv Lucky Mohalaba to take us through today's National conference on the review of the integrated criminal justice system and the review of the criminal procedure act, No.51 of 1977.

    [16:30 min/mp3]

  • Keynote address by Deputy President Shipokosa Paulus Mashatile on the occasion of National Conference on the Review of the Integrated Criminal Justice System and the Review of the Criminal Procedure Act, No.51 of 1977, Birchwood Hotel, 27 February 2024
  • Minister Lamola’s Opening and Welcome Address: Strengthening the Integrated Criminal Justice System and Reviewing the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 to keep our people safe and secure Conference, Birchwood, 27 February 2024

ENQUIRIES:

Ms Lindiwe Selepe: Tel: 012 357 8732, Email: LiSelepe@justice.gov.za

Mr Sifiso Ngcobo: Tel: 012 315 4827, Email: SiNgcobo@justice.gov.za


 

 

Mr. Ronald Lamola, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services.

Mr. John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development.

Adv.  Doc  Mashabane, General-Director of Justice and Constitutional Development.

Mr. Fanyana Mdumbe, Principal State Law Adviser at the SA Law Reform Commission.

Mr. Gunasekaran Rengaswamy, Regional Programme Officer, Southern Africa, Head of Heath Pillar for the UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa.

Mr. Malesela Francis Legodi, First Judge President of the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court from August 2017 to August 2023.

Ms. Kerryn Rehse, Advocacy and Policy Specialist at MOSAIC Training, Service and Healing Centre.

Ms. Lowesa Roberts, Specialist State Law Advisor at the South African Law Reform Commission.

Adv. Mc Caps Motimele SC, Chairperson of the Black Lawyers Association – Legal Education Centre and the Audit & Risk Committee in the Office of the Chief Justice. Teaches trial advocacy at universities, practical law schools and to practitioners.

Ms.  Abongile  Vanda, Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Google in South Africa.

Mr. Nicholas Gongolo  Munyai, Portfolio Head of Integrated Justice System (IJS).

Prof.  Nina  Mollema, Teaches in the Department of Criminal And Procedural Law at the University of South Africa.

Prof. Sizwe Lindelo Snail Ka Mtuze, Adjunct Professor in Cyber Law (ICT LAW)/ Practicing Attorney.

Ms. Thato Machabaphala, Researcher in the Justice and Violence Prevention Programme at the Institute for Security Studies.

Mr Zweli Ndaba, Chairperson of Sisonke Peoples' Forum

Mr. Lucky Charles Mohalaba, Deputy Director-General of Court Administration at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

Lieutenant General (Doctor/Advocate) Seswantsho Godfrey Lebeya, National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks).

Ms. Colette Ashton, Civil society lawyer, a consultant to the Institute for Security Studies and the director of Accountability Now.