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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”
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.

[Cape Talk, 26 May 2021, 22:28 min/mp3]


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

[Talk Radio 702, 26 May 2021, 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.


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.

 

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"The Final Verdict"

The Final Verdict is a 26 part television programme produced as a partnership between the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). It is produced in the form of a documentary-drama to enhance its informative and entertainment potential...read more on the Final Verdict programme

Radio Interviews

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

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


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]