DEPUTY PRESIDENT MASHATILE WELCOMED BY MINISTER LAMOLA, MINISTER CELE, DEPUTY MINISTER JEFFERY, AND SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Deputy President Mashatile is received by the Minister Justice and Correctional Services , Mr Ronald Lamola, Minister of General Bheki Cele, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services – Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa, as well as senior government officials.
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  • Deputy President Shipokosa Paulus Mashatile addresses the National Conference on the ICJS programme and Criminal Procedure Act review in Boksburg, Gauteng.
  • The conference aims to strengthen the criminal justice system under the theme “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System to keep our People Safe and Secure”.
  • Deputy President Mashatile emphasizes the need for honest review, solution-based recommendations, and alignment with international standards in transforming the legal framework.

Deputy President Shipokosa Paulus Mashatile delivers the keynote address at the official opening of the National Conference on the implementation of the Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS)programme and the review of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Boksburg, Gauteng Province.

The ICJS conference scheduled for 27-29 February takes place under theme, “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System to keep our People Safe and Secure”.

“I am honoured to address you today at this important conference that brings together stakeholders to contribute to the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 vision through honest review, solution-based recommendations, and a commitment to working together towards a South Africa with a strong criminal justice system, and a country where all feel safe and secure”,

“As we celebrate 30 years of our Constitution with less than three months to the 2024 General Elections, this is an opportune moment for us to reflect on the criminal justice system in the context of the rights enshrined in the Constitution, and the founding provisions of human dignity and the advancement of human rights and freedoms”, said Deputy President Mashatile.

The Deputy President encouraged the conference delegates to examine the current legal framework and identify areas that require transformation or amendment.

“Our laws must be responsive to the changing needs of society and aligned with international standards”, says Deputy President Mashatile.

Deputy President Mashatile was supported by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola;
Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele; Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery; MEC for Gauteng Community Safety, Ms Faith Mazibuko; Members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee; as senior government officials. 27/02/2024

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