Correctional Matters Amendment Bill

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Submissions must be received by no later than 23 October 2020

Justice and Correctional Services

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services invites stakeholders and interested parties to submit their comments on the Correctional Matters Amendment Bill

Comments must be sent to jacques.vanwyk@dcs.gov.za by Friday, 23 October 2020

The Bill seeks to amend the Correctional Services Act, 1998 (Act No 111 of 1998) (“principal Act”) in order to align the definition of ‘Minister’ with the amended portfolios as assigned by the President.

The Bill further proposes amendments to the principle Act to align it with the Constitution and the Constitutional Court judgment in OC Phaahla v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and Another CCT 44/18 [2019] ZACC 18 with regards to the placement of sentenced offenders under day parole, parole and correctional supervision and to provide for the minimum periods to be served before becoming eligible for consideration for such release and placement in terms of the parole regime applicable at the date of commissioning of an offence.

Enquiries can be sent to Mr. Jacques Van Wyk at (012) 305 8480 or jacques.vanwyk@dcs.gov.za