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Ramaphosa signs law to combat hate crimes, hate speech, Power Talk, 14 May 2024
Lerto Mbele speaks to John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development about the Hate Speech and Hate Crimes Act.

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INTERVIEW: A look at the work of the Master of the High Court, The View Point, SAFM, 29 Apr 2024
Guest: Ms Hester Venter , Deputy Master of the North Gauteng
Across South Africa, offices of the master of the high court are buckling, and attorneys who must deal with them daily are at their wits’ end. Lawyers are increasingly expressing dissatisfaction with the deepening dysfunctionality of the offices of the Master of the High Court. They highlight that the Master’s Office is causing significant delays, lasting months or even years, for crucial legal administrative procedures that should ideally be completed within weeks. The Master’s Office is responsible for overseeing numerous legal processes, including the winding up of estates of the deceased, handling bankruptcy and liquidation matters, and managing hundreds of millions of rands for the Guardian’s Fund. We find out more on the state of the Masters cause, and the offices plans to address this administrative nightmare.

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2024 Human Rights Month, METRO FM Talk, 6 Mar 2024, 8:48 AM
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture in partnership with the Department of Justice and Correctional Services launched the 2024 Human Rights Month at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre, under the theme “Three Decades of Respect for and Promotion of Human Rights”. To talk to us on this we are joined by Adv Shereen Said, DDG for Constitutional Development at the department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

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View of the Nation: South Africa’s Criminal Procedure Act, POWER Talk, 4 Mar 2024, 4:50 PM
Morio Sanyane speaks to Advocate Doctor Mashabane, Director-General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. Last week, in Boksburg, Gauteng, a diverse group of stakeholders, including activists, legal experts, judges, ministers, and government officials, gathered for a three-day national conference. Their goal was to assess South Africa's criminal justice system and scrutinize the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977. This Act governs various aspects of criminal law, such as search and seizure, arrest procedures, charges, bail, pleas, evidence rules, verdicts, sentencing, and appeals. However, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola noted that the Act does not fully meet the evolving needs of society. Similarly, Advocate Shamila Batohi, head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), expressed concerns about the system's dysfunctionality, stating it doesn't serve the public interest effectively. Deputy President Paul Mashatile also highlighted a decline in public confidence despite government interventions.

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The Dialogue: Mediation in domestic violence matters on the Clement Manyathela Show, 1 Feb 2024
Clement speaks to various stakeholders about a new Department of Justice Directive that was sent to court administration telling them to desist from utilising mediation in domestic violence matters which it deems as malpractice. The department says this in breach of the Domestic Violence Act.


Statement by Minister Lamola at the International Court of Justice after court proceedings, 11 Jan 2024.
SA-Israel ICJ case | SA's post-presentation briefing from Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola, SABC News, 11 Jan 2024 #SABCNews [YouTube link].


South Africa’s delegation to the Hague: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) holds public Hearings in the case South Africa v. Israel - Oral Argument of South Africa, 11 January 2024

Video: South Africa’s delegation to the Hague: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) holds public Hearings in the case South Africa v. Israel - Oral argument of Israel, UNTV, 12 January 2024


Rescue plan for the Master's Office, 28 Nov 2023, Radio 702
Deputy Minister John Jeffery in discussion with Bongani Bingwa on Talk Radio 702.

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The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola, MP, to host the Limpopo Symposium in celebration of the 25th Year Anniversary of the Constitution on 30 August 2022 at 09h00.


Fighting the scourge of Gender Based Violence Community Imbizo, Delft, 13 May 2022
The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery, will on Friday, 13 May 2022, host a justice service delivery Imbizo at Delft, Cape Town. The Imbizo is part of the Department’s recently launched Year of the Community programme and will focus exclusively on the on-going fight against Gender Based Violence and Femicide.


Feedback on the justice service delivery imbizo in Delft, Mr Rodney Isaacs, CapeTalk, 13 May 2022


Fighting the scourge of Gender Based Violence Community Imbizo, Carolina, 05 May 2022
The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola, will on Thursday, 5 May 2022, officially launch the Year of Community campaign at Carolina in Mpumalanga province. The Year of Community is part of the department’s efforts to encourage citizens to value and uphold their rights as enshrined in the Constitution and promote active participation by the public in the implementation of justice services. This inaugural launch will unfold as an Imbizo with a focus on Gender Based Violence and Femicide. Both the launch and the Imbizo will be held in line with access to justice and Constitutional imperative.


Masterclass on Maintenance Court, Radio 702, 23 Mar 2022
With Kamogelo Lekubu - Director: Office of the Chief Family Advocate and Refilwe Lekgoathi - National Manager: Senior Maintenance Prosecutors at the NPA


Justice Dept set for further Consultations in efforts to decriminalise sex work, Power Talk, 11 Feb 2022
The Justice Department is hoping that its consultations with organizations and representatives that advocate for the decriminalization of consensual adult sex work will start the process to legitimise the industry. Thabiso Tema speaks to the Justice Department deputy minister John Jeffrey about government's engagements with various groups on decriminalisation of sex work.


Should sex work be decriminalised in SA? Cape Talk, 10 Feb 2022
Refilwe Moloto speaks to Deputy Justice Minister John Jefferey and Constance Mathe, coordinator for the Asijiki Coalition about the possibility of decriminalising sex work in South Africa.


Western Cape Provincial Constitutional Rights Conference 2022 celebrating the 25 Year Anniversary, 08 Feb 2022

The conference is organised by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development under the theme, “The supremacy of the Constitution: reflecting on the role of the Judiciary after 25 years of Constitutionalism”. It seeks to provide a platform to engage and reflect on the role of the Judiciary in protecting and upholding the Rule of Law, the Constitution as a tool for addressing socio-economic challenges and building Social Cohesion and Unity of our Society and Nation.


Webinar on Celebrating 25 years since the South African Constitution became law, 04 February 2022 from 09h00-12h15 via Zoom

View the “Celebrating 25 years since the South African Constitution became law” webinar transcript [PDF].


National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO), 11 Jan 2022
Ms Ntombizodwa Matjila on Power FM
Over 3000 convicts registered on National Register for Sex Offenders.

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National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO), 11 Jan 2022
Ms Ntombizodwa Matjila on Sunrise, SAFM
It’s emerged that over the last four years three thousand people have has their names added to the sex offenders register.

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Expungement of criminal record, 17 Dec 2021
Ms Liana Nieuwoudt on The Talking Point, SAFM

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Administration of deceased estates and wills, 14 Sep 2021
Adriaan Jemillo, PowerFM

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National Wills Week, 13 Sep 2021
National Wills Week, Letshego Moatlhudi, Power FM

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What is our role as neighbours who suspect a child is being abused? 13 Sep 2021
Lula Odiba, Benedict Mhongo, Advocate Praise Kambula, NightCap Conversations, YFM.

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NSP GBVF Pillar 3 webinar: “The State’s approach to GBV, 26 Aug 2021

NSP GBVF Pillar 3 webinar: “The State’s approach to GBV – The theory and the reality”, 26 Aug 2021. Speakers: Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr J Jeffery, MP and Asanda Mbetshe.


Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola, hosted a webinar to mark the 25th anniversary of the Constitution, 30 July 2021

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola, hosted a webinar to mark the 25th anniversary of the Constitution, to be observed under the theme: “Deepening Constitutionalism, Respect for Rule of Law and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights”, on 30 July 2021, from 09h00-12h15 via Zoom.


Interview with Ms J Peta, Senior Legal Admin Officer, on the impact of raising a child with an absent father, 26 Jul 2021.
We look at the emotional and psychological impact an absent father has on a child's life and ow you can hold a man accountable and responsible for the well-being of his child.

[YFM, 26 Jul 2021, 1:00:19 min/mp3]


"25 YEARS OF THE CONSTITUTION: THE HIGHS AND LOWS”, 22 July 2021
Panel discussion with the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery on 22 July 2021.

View the “25 YEARS OF THE CONSTITUTION: THE HIGHS AND LOWS” webinar transcript [PDF].


Interview with Ms Eunice Poto on Trafficking in Persons, 25 Jun 2021.

[Moutse FM, 25 Jun 2021, 13:46 min/mp3]


Bongani Bingwa speaks to Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffery about the delay with the Hate Crimes Bill, 24 Jun 2021.
Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffery tells Bongani Bingwa that the demand for the Hate Crimes Bill to be passed is misplaced and that it would not make a huge difference.

[Radio 702, 24 Jun 2021, 07:32 min/mp3]


GBV Under The Spotlight With Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffery, 24 Jun 2021.

[Radio 786, 24 Jun 2021, 21:08 min/mp3]


Virtual media briefing on the finalisation of the Ratification of Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates on 11 Jun 2021 at 07h00, GCIS ZOOM

On the 10th of June 2021, the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Service met with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to South Africa, His Excellency Mahash Saeed Salem Alhameli, to exchange ratification instruments between the two states.


Interview with Dr G La Foy on the 25th Anniversary of the Constitution, 26 May 2021

[Cape Talk, 22:28 min/mp3]


Interview with Mr M Mafojane, Chief Master of the High Court: Justice Department working on online system for deceased estates, 26 May 2021

[Talk Radio 702, 07:43 min/mp3]

Justice minister Ronald Lamola announced on Tuesday during his budget vote speech in the National Assembly that his department is developing an online system for the reporting of deceased estates, which is expected to come on stream in the current financial year. Chief master in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Martin Mafojane, says the plan is to make things easier for citizens and they should expect the system to work in July.


Africa Day Webinar Series: “The Constitution as an enabler for fostering inter-continental relations – towards a better Africa and a better world.”, 24 May 2021

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery lead a panel discussion under the theme: “The Constitution as an enabler for fostering inter-continental relations – towards a better Africa and a better world.” The discussion takes place as part of the Department’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Constitution, and this particular session is convened as part of Africa Month commemorations.


Labola, Office of the Family Advocate, 22 Apr 2021
What are your rights when you enter a "vat 'n sit" situation or lobola when it comes to the law? Lula Odiba, Josephine Peta, Connie Phakedi.

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How has Government and South Africans upheld the values of the Constitution, with Deputy Minister Jeffery, SABC News [Part 01], 09 Apr 2021

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the South African Constitution. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development yesterday said this gives the country an opportunity to reflect, but also for government to heighten awareness on the rights enshrined in the document. Deputy Minister at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development John Jeffery as well as human rights lawyer and researcher at the Legal Resource Centre, Edwin Makwati share more.

 


Ronald Lamola wants the justice system to be stronger when dealing with GBV, Radio 702, 19 Jun 2020
As President Cyril Ramaphosa said, South Africa is facing two pandemics, the second being gender-based violence. Activists saying it is not the coronavirus that is killing women, but men. No less than 21 women and children have been killed in the past couple of weeks, the latest victim, a 3-year-old, whose body was found with multiple stab wounds in an open veld in Orange Farm. Justice Minister.

[Radio 702, Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa, 19 Jun 2020, 13:12 min/mp3]


New efforts in chasing after maintenance defaulters, The Thinking point, 10 Feb 2021

[MP3: New efforts in chasing after maintenance defaulters, The Thinking point, SAFM, 10 Feb 2021, 07:15 min]
In an effort to ease dependency on social grants, the Department of Justice and Correctional Services are coming up with new ways of chasing after child maintenance defaulters. They will start using registered cellphone and telephone numbers, company registrations, credit profiles and so on. So basically if you are one of those who chose to run, just know that you can’t hide anymore. To understand how the new approach is going to work, we are joined on the line by Josephine Peta – Senior Legal Admin Officer at the Department of Justice.


Maintenance defaulters, be warned! A new tracking system is on the cards, 09 Feb 2021

[MP3: New system to track down maintenance defaulting parents, PowerFM, 09 Feb 2021, 06:59 min]


"Live your Rights" Campaign, 28 Oct 2020
LGBTIQ rights, "Live your Rights" Campaign, Adv L Quababana, 93.6FM.


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Human Trafficking In South Africa, 26 Oct 2020
Unearthing the true reality of its existence in the country, Deputy Minister Jeffery, PowerFm, 26 Oct 2020


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Legal aspects of child maintenance, 21 Oct 2020
Understanding the legal aspects of child maintenance, PowerFM.


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How is human trafficking in SA being dealt with? 11 Oct 2020
Deputy Minister Jeffery, PowerFM, 11 Oct 2020


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Stalking and protection orders, 10 Sep 2020
Chief Magistrate Daniel Thulare, PowerFM


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Parenting plans, 20 Aug 2020
Looking into a parenting plan how such a plan comes about, its purpose and the role of the office of the family advocate in South Africa, Advocate Petunia Seabi-Mathope, Chief Family Advocate, PowerFM, 20 Aug 2020


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Children’s right in Customary marriages, 14 Nov 2018
Children’s right in Customary marriages, Dr Nokuzola Mndende and Ms Josephine Peta, KAYA 959, THE LAW REPORT

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