2019-w142 - 23 July 2019

Narend Singh to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether he has been informed of the chaotic situation resulting from the renovations of the Durban High Court which are being undertaken while court proceedings are in progress, causing disruptions that may lead to justice being delayed and ultimately denied; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether he has been in consultation with the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure in order to look for alternative premises to ensure that an efficient process is followed; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Whether there is a time frame in place for the completion of the renovations of the specified high court edifice; if not, why not; if so, by what date will the renovations be completed?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 23 Jul 2019

1. The construction activity happening is in fact not at the Durban High Court, but in the adjacent building at the Department of Labour Masonic Grove Building (which is a separate stand-alone building across the street). There renovations at the Durban High Court itself are planned for later and the project is still on the preparatory phase.

2. Yes there has been consultation with ...

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2019-w706 - 18 April 2019

Dirk Jan Stubbe to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputy ministers (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 18 Apr 2019

(i) Since my appointment as the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, the vehicle which I have been using was purchased by the Department of Science and Technology during the 2013/14 financial year. Please refer to my reply to parliamentary question no. 361 which was submitted in March 2017. Details of the recently purchased vehicle, replacing the vehicle which was purchased by the ...

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2019-w505 - 18 April 2019

Thilivhali Elphus Mulaudzi to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 18 Apr 2019

a) The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) –

(aa) does not own any properties, but is the user of properties of which the Department of Public Works (DPW) is the custodian;

(bb) 120 buildings are being rented at present.

b) The property valuations are done by the respective landlords and the DoJ&CD, as the tenant/user, does not keep that information.

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2019-w736 - 09 April 2019

Thilivhali Elphus Mulaudzi to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What numbers of persons are currently in awaiting trial cells because of an inability to pay bail?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 9 Apr 2019

The total number of persons granted bail as on 31 January 2019 but unable to pay is 6862.

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2019-w737 - 09 April 2019

Thilivhali Elphus Mulaudzi to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What number of persons are currently in prison because of possession of marijuana in quantities under 10 grams?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 9 Apr 2019

The information regarding possession of marijuana in quantities is not captured on the Admission and Release System, however the below table depicts the total number of inmates incarcerated and detained for possession of marijuana.

Number of Inmates incarcerated and detained for possession of marijuana

Remand detainees

651

Sentenced offenders

390

Total

1 041

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2019-w634 - 25 March 2019

Thilivhali Elphus Mulaudzi to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) What number of courts are currently under construction in each province, (b) by what date is each construction project expected to be completed, (c) on what date did the planning begin and (d) what will each construction project cost?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 25 Mar 2019

The table below provides details of Capital Projects under Construction:

PROVINCE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PROJECT AMOUNT

TIMEFRAMES

Limpopo

1. Limpopo High Court: Construction of a new building including additional parking

Original contract amount was

R447 383 961.96

The amount has increased to R602 094 608.08 due to variation orders submitted.

  1. Project start date: August 2013
  1. Contractual end date: August 2015
  1. Original contract period ...
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2019-w552 - 25 March 2019

James Selfe to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him contracted the services of certain companies (names and details furnished) in each of the past 10 financial years; if so, what (i) number of contracts were signed, (ii) was the date on which each contract was signed, (iii) was the duration of each contract, (iv) services did each company render and (v) was the monetary value of each contract?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 25 Mar 2019

a) The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development did not contract the services of Diambu and Phezulu companies in the past ten (10) financial years. However, the DoJ&CD entered into a contract with Sondolo Information Technology (Pty) Ltd, and the detailed information is tabulated below:

Past 10 Financial years

Number of contracts

Date which contract was signed

Duration of contract

Description of service Services ...

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2019-w553 - 25 March 2019

Harold Mc Gluwa to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether his department has engaged with the Department of Public Works at any time during the past five financial years up to the latest specified date for which information is available with regard to the severe lack of maintenance at the Klerksdorp Magistrates Court which is housed at the PC Pelser Building in the Matlosana Local Municipality; if not, why not; if so, for each engagement with Public Works, (a) what issues were brought to the attention of the Department of Public Works, (b) what undertakings were made, (c) what actions followed and (d) what is the current status of each issue identified; (2) what is the annual rent payable to the Department of Public Works for the tenancy of the Klerksdorp Magistrates Court for the past five financial years up to the latest specified date for which information is available; (3) whether he has been informed of the dilapidated, unhygienic and unsafe status of the PC Pelser Building; if not, will he investigate the matter; if so, what steps will he take to ensure that the building adheres to the stipulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, in order to ensure an environment conducive to the administration of justice?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 25 Mar 2019

1. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) has indeed engaged with the Department of Public Works (DPW) on various occasions, during the past five (5) financial years, in respect to the severe lack of maintenance at the Klerksdorp Magistrates Court housed at the PC Pelser Building.

(a) Major challenges relate to malfunctioning lifts, aircons (HVAC, heating, ventilation and cooling system), constant tripping ...

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2019-w324 - 25 March 2019

Pebane George Moteka to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What was the conviction rate for corruption in the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 25 Mar 2019

According to the Head of the National Prosecutions Service, although the National Prosecuting Authority does not keep data according to specific crime typologies due to lack of electronic systems, it does record information related to corruption in respect to persons who have been convicted or acquitted. Unlike the normal calculation of conviction rates based on cases, the conviction rate is measured on the number ...

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2019-w311 - 25 March 2019

Thilivhali Elphus Mulaudzi to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What was the conviction rate for gang-related offences in each province in each of the past two financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 25 Mar 2019

I am informed by the National Prosecuting Authority that the regions only started to track and report on what is called gang-related offences during the 2018/19 financial year. It is important to note that there is no such crime or charge in our law. Therefore, statistics in this regard are not automatically tracked and recorded in the system.

Gang related offences are mostly ...

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