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.
Commitment to constitutional values and a culture of human rights
Promotion of the rule of law
Professionalism and continuous improvement
Improved capability and capacity of the department and good governance.
Modernised and digitized justice services platforms.
Increased Access to Justice services.
Transformed Masters services.
Transformed colonials/apartheid era justice related legislation.
Transformed State litigation services.
Transformed legal profession.
Advanced constitutionalism, human rights and the rule of law.
Crime and corruption significantly reduced through effective prosecution.
The purpose of the programme is to provide strategic leadership, management and support
services to the department.
Programme 2:Court Services
The purpose of this programme is to two-fold:
(a) To facilitate the speedy resolution of criminal cases, civil and family law disputes by
providing accessible, efficient and strategic court administration support functions in
respect of the lower courts; and
(b) The management of facilities and justice security services in respect of facilities for which
DoJ&CD is responsible.
Programme 3:State Legal Services The aim of this programme is to provide legal and legislative services to the department and
government broadly; supervise the registration of trusts; the administration of deceased
and insolvent estates and estates undergoing liquidation; manage the Guardian’s Fund;
facilitate constitutional development and undertake research.
Programme 4: National Prosecuting Authority The aim of the programme is to provide a coordinated prosecuting service that ensures that
justice is delivered to the victims of crime through general and specialised prosecutions,
removes the profit from crime, and protects certain witnesses.
Programme 5:Auxiliary and Associated Services
The purpose of this programme is to provide a variety of auxiliary services associated with
the department’s goals, fund transfer payments to the South African Human Rights
Commission (SAHRC), the Office of the Public Protector, Legal Aid SA, the Special
Investigating Unit (SIU) and the President’s Fund.