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					    BRIEFING ON THE PEACE AND STABILITY
CLUSTER’S IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MILLENNIUM
               DEVELOPMENT
   GOALS, TO PARLIAMENT, ON 29 JUNE 2011




JCPS DELIVERY AGREEMENT GOAL: GOVERNMENT OUTCOME 3:
         “All People in South Africa are and feel safe”
       Contents


The presentation will:


 1.   Indicate the linkage between the JCPS Cluster’s Delivery Agreement
      and the Millennium Developmental Goals (MDGs).

 2.   Review the progress made in ensuring that people are and feel safe
      (JCPS Delivery Agreement: Outcome 3) as part of the implementation
      of the MDGs.

 3.   Conclusion.




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INTRODUCTION

        The 8 Millennium Development Goals:

     MDG GOAL 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

      MDG GOAL 2: Achieve universal primary education.

  MDG GOAL 3: Promote gender equality and empower women.

             MDG GOAL 4: Reduce child mortality.

           MDG GOAL 5: Improve maternal health.

  MDG GOAL 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

      MDG GOAL 7: Ensure environmental sustainability.

  MDG GOAL 8: Develop a global partnership for development.

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INTRODUCTION cont.
The Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF, 2009 - 2014) is a statement of Government intent. It
identifies the development challenges facing South Africa and outlines the medium-term strategy for
improving living conditions of South Africans.


The Government has integrated the 8 MDGs into its MTSF, 2009 - 2014, translating firstly, the Five
Priorities of the ruling party into Ten Strategic Priorities for Government. These Priorities have now
been translated into Twelve Outcomes.


The TWELVE KEY OUTCOMES that have been identified and agreed to by Cabinet are:
                                   Improved quality of basic education;
                              A long and healthy life for all South Africans;
                               All people in South Africa are and feel safe;
                        Decent employment through inclusive economic growth;
                A skilled and capable workforce to support and inclusive growth path;
             An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network;
           Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities with food security for all;
               Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life;
            A responsive, accountable, effective and efficient local government system;
        Environmental assets and natural resources that are well protected and continually
                                                   enhanced;
         Create a better South Africa and contribute to a better and safer Africa and world;
       An efficient, effective and development oriented public service and an empowered, fair
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                                            and inclusive citizenship.
INTRODUCTION cont.
These 12 Outcomes indicate the main strategic focus areas, but do not cover the whole
of Government’s or the JCPS’s work and activities. It also does not mean that the other
work of Government or the JCPS Cluster that is not directly related to the Outcomes or
the MDG are neglected.


The coordination of the MDGs has been assigned by Government to Statistics South
Africa (SSA) which coordinates inputs from Government Departments and Civil Society
Organizations on the implementation of MDGs. SSA has assigned specific departments
to coordinate information on certain MDGs. The 2010 Country Report on the
implementation of the MDGs contains detail on the progress SA has made in this regard.
This briefing will therefore focus more on the activities of the JCPS Cluster in particular.


The JCPS Cluster’s Programme of Action and Delivery Agreement is focused on
Outcome 3: “All People in South Africa are and feel safe”. The JCPS Cluster
contributes to all 8 MDGs through facilitating access to justice, but in particular
towards the realization of, amongst others, the following MDGs:
    MDG 1: To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
    MDG 3: To promote gender equality and empower women.
    MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability.
    MDG 8: To develop a global partnership for development.                                4
                      CROSS-CUTTING JCPS - MDGs ACTIVITIES



It should be noted that the JCPS Cluster Departments deals with its mandate pertaining to
Outcome 3 in such a way that it also addresses the implementation of the MDGs in general.

There are, however, some activities that run across Clusters as well as across all the
MDGs.

A typical example is how Government is tackling Corruption effectively: it spans across
MDGs 1 – 8 (all targets) and involves all Clusters. Not only the G& A Cluster, but also the
Social Cluster and the JCPS Cluster have key activities to help address this scourge. Some
of the key Departments that are involved in this regard are: the DPSA, COGTA, PALAMA,
NT, PME, SAPS, DOJ, DCS, DSD and GCIS.

The impact of a cross-cutting activity such as this one illustrates that by ensuring that
Government addresses corruption, there is more efficient Government, and also more
funding available to address development and improve the quality of life of all in South
Africa. This relates to all the MDGs, from eradicating poverty and hunger to developing a
global partnership for development.




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LINKAGE JCPS CLUSTER TO MDG 1: ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER.

In the case of South Africa, the justice system has to contend with the fact that many poor
people, in particular those living in townships, rural areas and informal settlements, are often
trapped in prolonged periods of unemployment. They are more exposed to human rights
abuses, and are more likely to experience and be affected by high levels of crime. All these
factors impact severely on the quality of their lives, and in many cases tend to push these
people even deeper into poverty. Criminality and violence often result in the loss of scarce
resources, hospitalisation and/or loss of productivity, which, in turn, can easily result in
significant repercussions for those who rely on the victims for support. Thus, a functioning
justice system constitutes an important foundation for the department on which to
build a prosperous, stable society, based on just and democratic principles.
To facilitate the legal enforcement of maintenance for children, the department has seen
improvements in the maintenance services at courts. In addition to the established civil
enforcement of maintenance orders such as emoluments, attachment orders, warrants of
execution and/or attachments of debt, the courts have also started enforcing the attachment
of the defaulter’s pension monies. The department has drafted maintenance guidelines for
the judiciary and provides training to maintenance investigators and maintenance officers.
The DOJ&CD finalised the Maintenance Integrated Case Management System (ICMS)
during the past year. The ICMS was piloted as from September 2010, in the Magistrates’
Courts of Pretoria and Port Elizabeth. The system will facilitate the tracking of the cases from
application to finalisation and will be rolled-out during the next financial year.



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LINKAGE JCPS CLUSTER TO MDG 1: ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER.

The Department facilitated training for 315 maintenance officers and maintenance
investigators in all nine provinces during 2010. Annual training by Justice College continues.
The Department further facilitated the development of a training manual on maintenance as
well as a separate manual on the working out of the quantum of maintenance. 65
maintenance prosecutors dealt with 120 079 formal & informal maintenance enquiries and
finalised 75 717 for 2010 (till end December 2010).
In order to address the perceived gaps in maintenance service delivery, a Service Delivery
Improvement Plan was developed.
Based on statistics for the past three months (March – May 2011), we are paying, on
average, 251 000 maintenance beneficiaries per month (average total payment of R154, 6
million)
The Master of the High Court manages the administration of wills, trusts, and distribution of
the estates of the deceased persons including guardian fund. Estates below R50 000 are
administered at 640 Magistrates Court throughout the country under the jurisdiction of 14
Masters country wide, thus contributing to the reducing of poverty and enhancing universal
access to basic education




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  LINKAGE JCPS CLUSTER TO MDG 3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN.

South Africa has committed itself constitutionally to eliminate all forms of discrimination and to building a
more equal society. To achieve such a goal, gender and violence against women and children are cross-
cutting and deserve attention and inclusion in all eight goals.

Pursuant to the provisions for section 9 (4) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the
Promotion of Equality and the Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000 (Act No. 4 of 2000) was
enacted and came into operation in September 2000. The main objectives of this Act are, among others:
       To fulfil South Africa’s international obligations under binding treaties. Among these obligations are
       those specified in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women,
       which is commonly known as CEDAW.
       To promote equality.
       To prevent and prohibit unfair discrimination on one or more prohibited grounds, including. but not
       limited to, sex and gender.
       To prevent and prohibit Hate Speech.
       To prevent and prohibit Harassment.
The Act further provides for the designation of equality courts. The Department of Justice and
Constitutional Development has so far designated a large number of courts as equality courts. It is the
Department’s intention that equality court services should be available at all courts throughout country.
This will be achieved through the training of Presiding Officers and Clerks of the equality court as well as
their appointment in terms of the Equality Act. This will solve the problem of the most vulnerable groups,
travelling long distances to lodge complaints in the equality courts. During 2010/2011, the Department
designated all magistrate’s courts as equality courts. This has improved access to equality courts as the
public can now lodge complaints of unfair discrimination at the magistrate’s court nearest to their
community. There is a need to educate the public on this and as DoJ&CD our Communication Strategy
seeks to do just that.
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  LINKAGE JCPS CLUSTER TO MDG 3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN.

The South African Government has made it its business to domesticate the Millennium Development
Goals and locate in its policy specifically the needs of women and children. The priorities of government
match the MDG agenda, and the country report recognises and acknowledges government commitments
as articulated in various policy documents and practices, including the development of ground-breaking
policy and targeted programmes especially towards achieving gender equality and women’s
empowerment.

The various Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster Departments has as part and parcel
of the initiatives and activities to achieve the Deliverables contained in the JCPS Delivery Agreement
also dealt with aspects that will assist in general to also improve the situation of women in South Africa.

The SAPS is responsible to maintain public order and to uphold and enforce the law. Members of the
Service must protect the rights entrenched in the Constitution and be impartial, respectful, open and
accountable to the community in order to create a safe and secure environment for all the people in
South Africa. In this regard the SAPS has committed itself to prevent and combat crimes against children
and women and has included crimes against women and children in the Policing Priorities and
Objectives of the SAPS over the past number of years and is likely to continue to regard such crimes as
priorities in the coming years.

One of the main functions of the Cluster and the Department is to expand justice and improve access to
justice services. In doing so, special focus is given to people living in townships and rural areas who,
owing to the historical inequalities in the distribution of courts and justice services, had very limited
access to courts. The objective is to build new courts in townships and rural areas, to augment identified
infrastructure shortages with mobile courts, to expand services in the existing courts, to improve the
quality of services provided, and to redefine magisterial jurisdictions and align them with the new
municipality boundaries.
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LINKAGE JCPS CLUSTER TO MDG 3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN cont..

The DOJ&CD has furthermore developed a specific Constitutional Development focus.

The JCPS Cluster and the DOJ &CD in particular, is addressing the National Strategy for the Reduction of
    Gender-based Offences inter-sectorally, through four draft policy documents and related co-ordination
    of JCPS Cluster-implementation:
The draft National Policy Framework on Sexual Offences;
The draft JCPS Framework on Domestic Violence;
The draft Trafficking Bill implementation plan, which will also lead towards the development of a National
    Policy Framework on Trafficking; and
A draft policy and guidelines on the human rights issues and sensitisation of matters in relation to the
    LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-sexual and Intersex) Community.

In line with the JCPS Cluster’s zero tolerance approach to crime, in 2011 the JCPS Cluster will prioritise
tackling crime relating to inner city decay issues such as prostitution, drug dealing and infractions of
municipal by-laws.

The JCPS Cluster is also promoting an increase in cases finalized through diversion and Alternative
Dispute Resolution (ADRM) Methods.




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LINKAGE JCPS CLUSTER TO MDG 3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN cont.


SPEEDIER VICTIM-CENTERED JUSTICE THAT WILL IMPROVE THE SITUATION OF WOMEN:

A draft JCPS Social Crime Prevention Strategy is being finalised. It is aimed at bringing together concerted
social crime prevention initiatives and creating a dedicated and integrated crime prevention capacity, whilst
maximizing the participation of communities and civil society organisations and raising the safety of the
community as a whole, and thus improve the quality of life and the satisfaction of human rights. It is aimed
at -
      Promoting Cluster efforts to tackle crime,
      Bringing together concerted social crime prevention initiatives and creating a dedicated and
      integrated crime prevention capacity,
      Maximizing the participation of communities and civil society organizations,
      Setting objectives to curb the effect of the underlying causes of crime,
      Reducing the risk of becoming a victim,
      Raising the safety of the community as a whole, and thus improve the quality of life and the
      satisfaction of human rights.




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LINKAGE JCPS CLUSTER TO MDG 3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN cont.



The JCPS Domestic Violence Strategy was developed during the last quarter of 2010 by the Domestic
Violence Task Team; and is now being consulted upon internally before submission to the JCPS
Development Committee and the various Directors-General for approval and implementation.

The Cluster has as aim to promote a “Zero Tolerance to Crime” culture through campaigns amongst
young people to promote training in discipline, patriotism and civic education which can be facilitated
through State Institutions, the private sector, civil society and in the family. This will also impact
positively on social cohesion and the situation of women in society.

The 2010 Country Report indicates amongst others the following intentions:
    • Government and the private sector (in partnership with organs of civil society organisations)
    should develop and speed up the implementation of a Programme of Action on MDGs by 2014 in
    order to sustain the current policy platform and intensify gains arising from a focused gender and
    age-sensitive MDG agenda;
    • All programmes aimed at the achievement of the MDGs should be linked to violence against
    women and children.




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LINKAGE JCPS CLUSTER TO MDG 7: ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.


The JCPS Cluster is focusing on law enforcement activities that will assist in
ensuring environmental sustainability.
Examples are focused attention by the JCPS Cluster relate to the clamping
down on, amongst others –
    the poaching of Rhino (for rhino horn) and abalone,

    illegal mining, and

    environmental law enforcement.


Specialised Environmental Courts.




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 LINKAGE JCPS CLUSTER TO MDG 8: DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT.


The pre-eminence, stature and commitment of South Africa to global peace and
wellbeing are well established and is appropriately captured in its priority area
'Create a better South Africa and contribute to a better and safer Africa and World'.
This is an unambiguous expression and an explicit commitment to how South
Africa will contribute to global partnerships.

South Africa, in partnership with African leaders, adopted NEPAD as a vehicle for
Africa’s renewal.

Evidence for driving the agenda with Africa and on behalf of Africa is carried in our
memories of a grandiose and successful 2010 FIFA World Cup that South Africa
held during 2010.

Further evidence is found in the major role South Africa has played and continues
to play in peace building and peacekeeping missions, specifically in Africa.

South Africa has also assisted with the monitoring of elections in the region and
the on the Continent.
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                “ALL PEOPLE IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE AND FEEL SAFE"


Outcome 3, “All People in South Africa Are and Feel Safe,” is the focus
area as contained in the JCPS Delivery Agreement, signed in October
2010, and comprise of the following 8 outputs:

Output 1:   Reduced overall levels of serious crime in particular contact and trio
crimes.
Output 2: An effective Criminal Justice System.
Output 3: Corruption within the JCPS Cluster combated                to   ensure   its
effectiveness and its ability to serve as deterrent against crime.
Output 4: Perceptions on the management of crime among the population
improved.
Output 5: Levels of corruption reduced thus improving investor perception, trust
and willingness to invest in South Africa.
Output 6: South Africa’s Borders effectively safe guarded and secured.
Output 7: Integrity of identity and status of citizens and residents secured.
Output 8: ICT Systems integrated and Cyber crime combated.


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    OUTPUT 1: REDUCED OVERALL LEVELS OF SERIOUS REPORTED CRIME


Aim: South Africa has unacceptable high levels of crime. The focus is thus on reducing
   serious overall crime; with a specific focus on reducing contact and trio crime
   levels with the goal to enhance people's feeling of safety in the country.

TARGET                                         PROGRESS
Reduce    i.   The JCPS Cluster Strategies and activities relating to Output 1 have started to
overall
serious        deliver positive results. This can be ascribed to amongst others the focused
crime:         attention on improving crime information and intelligence to support crime
               prevention and investigation as well as the additional capacity created in the
               Cluster. The strengthened JCPS cluster coordination is starting to pay
               dividends as, according to SAPS crime statistics, the country experienced, in
               general terms, over the past quarter and year, a reduction in most serious
               crimes - including contact and trio crime categories.
          ii. Detection rates of contact and trio crimes have increased notably and a
               number of wanted dangerous criminals were put behind bars and more
               convictions were secured during the period during the period under review to
               build safer communities and to ensure that “All people in South Africa are and
               feel safe”.
          iii. In addition, a policy relating to coordinated interaction with communities
               through a broader Community Safety Forum Policy Framework, is being
               consulted upon and shall be finalised in the next quarter.
          iv. CJS capacity throughout the JCPS Cluster was increased and additional staff
               were allocated towards crime fighting.
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OUTPUT 2: AN EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT AND INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM


Aim: An effective, efficient and integrated criminal justice system.

1.Target: Increase the number of finalized criminal cases by 2% per annum.

    This is work in progress with most targets set for 2014:

    i.   Particular emphasis was paid to the operation and efficiency of courts at all levels
         and the Criminal Justice System (CJS) Review’s 7-Point implementation plan
         recommendations continued to be implemented.
    ii. The JCPS role players are increasing their efforts to finalise more cases.
    iii. In general the efficiency of the CJS, across the whole continuum, has started to
         improve, but the speedy finalisation of cases remains a challenge which is being
         addressed through improved case flow management processes and engagement
         with the judiciary.
    iv. The number of outstanding cases on the court rolls have been reduced by 5,1%
         from 230,477 in 2009/10 to 218,660 in 2010/11; Furthermore, notwithstanding the
         strike action during this financial year, the courts in total still managed to attain a
         positive clearance ratio of 2.7% during this reporting period. A total of 962 317 new
         cases were enrolled and 988 451 cases disposed. (A total of 26 134 more cases
         were therefore disposed than received);and
    v. There has also been a 7.1% reduction in the number of cases withdrawn in the NPA
         compared to the previous year, which can be ascribed to better screening
         processes and close monitoring at the point of entry.
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 OUTPUT 2: AN EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT AND INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Aim: An effective, efficient and integrated criminal justice system.
2.  Target : Reduce case backlogs: by 10% by 2014
Progress: The backlog target in the Del Agreement is to reduce the 42 682 backlogs in 2008/09 to
    38 414 in 2014. We have already met that target and will therefore set new targets during 2011.
At the end of March 2011, a total of 37 034 cases were backlog cases representing 16.9% of the
    outstanding roll of 218 660 cases. A reduction of 4.0% has been achieved for the financial year
    compared to the total of 38 563 backlog cases recorded at the beginning of this financial year
    and is due to the additional resources employed to focus on backlog cases as part of the joint
    backlog project and the expansion thereof to the District Courts.
3. Target: Increase cases finalized through diversion and Alternative Dispute Resolution
     (ADRM) Methods
Progress: An increase has been achieved. During 2010 a total of 129 846 cases were finalised by
     means of ADRM and diversion of which 127 959 cases (98.5%) were finalised in the District
     Courts and 1887 in the regional courts. The Cluster envisages an Indaba during 2011 to deal
     with ADRM and diversion issues.




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OUTPUT 2: AN EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT AND INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Aim: An effective, efficient and integrated criminal justice system.

   4. Transformation of the judiciary and judicial system is an ongoing target:

   Progress: Draft legislation dealing with the Superior and High Courts have been developed:
   The Constitution Amendment Bill and the Superior Courts Bill seek to, amongst other -
   (i)     establish the Constitutional Court as Apex Court in the Republic,
   (ii)    affirm the Chief Justice as head of the entire judiciary to ensure a seamless and unified
   judiciary, and
   (iii)provide a framework for the rationalisation of the Superior Courts.




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  OUTPUT 2: AN EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT AND INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM cont.

5. Various Protocols have received attention in terms of the implementation
of the Seven Point Plan to ensure the effectiveness of the CJS. For example:
  i.     A Court Screening has been developed to ensure case readiness and improve case scheduling and is
         currently being piloted in the Western Cape in preparation of national implementation that will commence
         during 2011/12.
  ii.    A Regional Court Protocol has also been developed to limit the elements disputed in trials. Pre-trial
         conferences will be promoted and Regulations in this regard will be considered. The Cluster will be
         engaging the judiciary to ensure the judiciary take control of the management of the court rolls and reduce
         postponements and delays in cases.

  iii.   An Audio/Video Remand System and legislation is in place and are being rolled out.             Challenges
         regarding infrastructure and bandwidth issues is being addressed with PWD and SITA.

  iv.    The Bail Protocol was signed by all JCPS Ministers in 2009, but further work on improving bail
         management issues is continuing. Issues relating to understanding bail issues and how it is
         implemented will be focus areas for the Cluster for 2011.

  v.     A Legal Aid Court Protocol to improve coordination between the NPA and the Legal Aid representatives,
         has been developed and signed during 2010. Legal Aid also on the civil side has contracted to assisting
         minor children in accessing their benefits from the deceased estates.

  vi.    A Protocol on Service Requirements and Procedures for DOH Forensic Chemistry Laboratories has
         been developed to ensure that samples are collected and transported correctly for analysis purposes and to
         ensure improved coordination between the relevant JCPS role players.

  vii.   A Mental Observation Protocol to ensure improved coordination between the relevant JCPS role players
         is currently being finalised. Attention to the number of mentally incapacitated persons in DSC facilities
         will also be receiving specific attention in conjunction with the Department of Health during 2011.
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 OUTPUT 2: AN EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT AND INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM cont.

 TARGET                                                 PROGRESS

6. STRATEGIC FRAMEWORKS AS WELL AS POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTIONS HAVE
RECEIVED ATTENTION.

i.The White Paper on the Management of Awaiting Trial Detainees (MATDs), which focuses on
remand detention and rehabilitation of offenders, has been finalised and approved by Cabinet on 27
October 2010.

ii.Parliament has since approved the Correctional Matters Amendment Act to provide a new medical
parole policy, strengthen the general policy on parole and correctional supervision, and provide for a
legislative basis for the management of remand detention as envisaged in the White Paper. Long
outstanding matters involving ATDs are being prioritised by the Cluster. Positive results have also been
achieved regarding reducing the number of children in Correctional Centres. As at end October 2010,
there were only 290 ATD children country-wide in Correctional Centres.

iii.Upgrading of six Remand Detention Facilities (RDF) and the establishment of five additional remand
facilities, by 2014, are receiving attention.

iv.As indicated earlier a draft Social Crime Prevention Strategy is being finalised.

v.A draft Restorative Justice Strategy was completed and will be tabled before Cabinet shortly.



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       OUTPUT 2: AN EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT AND INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM cont.

OTHER FOCUS AREAS FOR INTERVENTIONS: PROGRESS
vi.    The NPA has made progress regarding witness protection and AFU sub-programmes for 2010.
        •   522 persons have been protected during Q1 and Q2 of 2010.
        •   The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) had during 2009/10, 186 cases referred to it with a value of R250m.
        •   During 2010, an overall success rate of 96% on Asset Forfeiture was achieved, with only 5 matters
            being lost of the 138 that were finalised.
        •   The value of assets forfeited to the State for the first 6 months of 2010 was R108.2m. In addition.
        •   183 restraint orders were issued to a value of R375.6m. 3 of these orders were in connection to
            corruption of more than R5m, totalling for the 3 orders R244m.
        •   R25.7m has been paid over to CARA.

vii.   The Forensic Science Laboratories (FSL) have decreased their backlog.

viii. The JCPS Cluster will be focusing on creating awareness in especially rural communities on issues
      that previously were considered customary practices, but may now constitute criminal offences (e.g.
      Ukuthwala; illegal circumcisions) in certain circumstances.
ix. The Traditional Court’s Bill will soon be tabled before the National Council of Provinces to address in brad
      terms the legal system of traditional leaders and courts.

x.     Engagements will be held with the judiciary on managing the processes of the reviews of foster grants that
       have to be dealt with by the courts and cannot be dealt with administratively.




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  OUTPUT 3: CORRUPTION, INCLUDING BRIBERY, BY OFFICIALS WITHIN THE JCPS ERADICATED.


   Aim: To combat corruption, including bribery of officials within the JCPS Cluster,
   strengthen tender compliance, combat supply chain and social grants fraud and to
   compile a Corruption Baseline Report with recommendations, measurements and
   recommended targets.
1. Target: Submit a Corruption Baseline Report.

   A draft baseline report has been completed and shall be tabled before the JCPS Cluster
   in the next quarter.
   Data collection, analysis and interpretation will receive focused attention during 2011.

2. Target: Implement coordinated and integrated corruption fighting operations across the JCPS
   Cluster:

   Progress: The Cluster has established an Anti Corruption Task Team (ACTT), which is
   working in collaboration with other government institutions (i.e. Governance and Administration
   Cluster, National Treasury, DPSA) to fight corruption. ACTT is dealing with coordination of the
   corruption cases at the same time as dealing with the planning framework and Baseline
   compilation processes.
   During the 2010, 1529 incidents of corruption were detected: 531 went through disciplinary
   proceedings. The number of personnel arrested for corruption was 691.
   The Border Control Operational Coordinating Committee (BCOCC) has partnered with the
   DPSA National Office to deliver anti-corruption training to Port of Entry- officials.

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    OUTPUT 4: PERCEPTIONS OF THE MANAGEMENT OF CRIME AMONG THE POPULATION IMPROVED


     Aim: To promote trust in the CJS by improving support to victims of crime and
     increasing engagement with the community on security awareness and crime
     prevention.
         TARGET                 PROGRESS                                                            CHALLENGES
1. Design and implement a       The Victim Survey – The work has started. : The literature review has been
   JCPS approved
   independent Annual
                                completed; survey tools have been developed and tested. Survey sites sampled,
   Victims of Crime Survey.     field workers have been recruited and trained, to conduct the survey. Interviews
                                are being finalised and will be completed by end of June with a draft report in July
2. Increase number of           This is work in progress. The number of Thuthuzela Care Centres has increased
   Thuthuzela Care
   Centres from 20 to 35 by
                                to 27 from 17.
   2014.
3. Increase number of           There are 900 victim-friendly rooms at all the police stations country-wide.
   victim friendly facilities
   at police stations.
                                SAPS have confirmed that they will bid for CARA funds to build some of the 259
                                additional rooms still required.
4. Increase the number of       There have been 253 victim representations (both verbal and written) that were
   victims who attend
   parole hearings from
                                considered by Parole Boards during 2010/11. Participation of victims in parole
   265 in 2010/11 to 1060       hearings is being promoted through public awareness programmes. Appointment
   by 2014.                     of most Parole Board Chairpersons has been finalized. Training is scheduled to
                                commence in June 2011 and will inter alia focus on increased victim involvement
                                during parole considerations.
5. Establishment and            The Sexual Offences Register Phase 1 (current convictions) has been
   effective management of
   the Register of Sexual
                                completed but ICT integration aspects. The Cluster is currently working on
   Offenders                    systems prioritization to assist in the realisation of Phase 2 of the Sexual Offences
                                Resources. 978 offender names as at Dec 2010, have been registered since the
                                establishment of the register.                                                     23
       OUTPUT 5: LEVEL OF CORRUPTION REDUCED THUS IMPROVING INVESTOR PERCEPTION, TRUST AND
                               WILLINGNESS TO INVEST IN SOUTH AFRICA

     Aim: To improve investor trust through the successful conviction of at least 100
     people who obtained assets of R5 million through illicit means and seize such
     assets by 2014.
    TARGET           PROGRESS

1. By 31             1. The Plan has been developed. An Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT) has
   December
                        been established and as of date, identified and selected 37 priority cases
   2010 submit
   a detailed           (meeting the criteria set by the Output 5 target) which are under investigation.
   plan to              a. Of the 37 priority cases, 14 cases, involving 87 accused, are already
   successfully              before court. Assets to the value of R468, 100,100.00 have been
   investigate,
                             placed under restraint in 13 cases. These cases are now being
   seize /
   restrain the              channelled through the 6 Specialised Commercial Crimes Courts in
   assets and                the various provinces to fast track the finalisation of these matters.
   prosecute
   100 people
                         b.     The Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT) has been tasked to fast track
   who have
   accumulated                  the identification of a further 150 priority cases for investigation by the end
   assets                       of July 2011, to make allowance for the protracted litigation that is
   through illicit              anticipated in most of the matters before at least 100 convictions can be
   means of at
                                secured by 2014.
   least R5
   million.
                     2. The approaches that lawyers dealing with RAF matters will be a focus area
                         for 2011 as some victims are still not getting their compensation for reasons
                         unclear to them.
                     3. Capacity to deal with financial crime issues will be improved as this remains
                         the challenge in the fight against sophisticated white collar crimes. To this
                                                                                                         in
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                         relation to the financial and banking sector.
              OUTPUT 6: SOUTH AFRICA’S BORDERS EFFECTIVELY SAFEGUARDED AND SECURED

   Aim: To ensure the effectiveness of border management contributing to national
    security and people’s feeling of safety.
    TARGET                                              PROGRESS
1. Effective      1. A Task Team (comprising the departments: SARS, DOD, SAPS, DPW, NIA, and
   management        DHA) has been established to ensure coordination and an integrated approach
   of borders
                     was implemented to manage the issues of border security and border integrity at
   under the
   direction of      border posts and border lines. There are challenges regarding the capacity and
   the Head of       resources required for effective border management and appropriate legislation to
   the BMA by        address the governance and cooperation in this regard.
   2012
                  2. Interventions include the deployment of the SANDF on the borderline and
2. Establish a       cooperation and coordination of efforts between SAPS, SARS, Home Affairs, NIA
   Border            and the Department of Agriculture (via the Inter Agency Clearing Forum chaired by
   Management
   Agency as a
                     the Department of Home Affairs) and the Border Control Operational Coordinating
   single            Committee (BCOCC). The Inter Agency Clearing Forum continued to promote a
   structure by      coordinated and integrated approach to ensure the integrity and security of border
   2014              posts and borderline.

                  3. The development of the enhanced Movement Control System (eMCS) was
                     effectively used during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is continued to be used
                     successfully to detect undesirable persons.

                  4. The issue of families across borders is a specific area of focus as a pilot project by
                     DHA.Dual Citizenships presents a challenge that will be a focus area in 2011
                     (possible legislative changes may be required.

                  5. Development of and agreement on Border Management Protocols and MOUs with
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                     SADC countries continues to receive attention.
    OUTPUT 7: INTEGRITY OF IDENTITY AND STATUS OF CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS SECURED


    Aim: To protect the identity of citizens and secure the status of the residents.
    TARGET                                           PROGRESS                                      COMMENT

Various targets   1.   The Births and Deaths Registration Amendment Bill and Citizenship Amendment
were set:              Bill were tabled in Parliament in September 2010. These amendments have been
                       assented to and implementation started in the first half of 2011, after regulations were
1. A new
   procedure           Gazetted.
   with a
   supporting     2.   A National Population Register Campaign (NPR) was launched in March 2010 to
   regulatory          ensure that all citizens have birth certificates;
   framework           a. that early registration of birth becomes the norm; and
   for the late
                       b. that those of 16 or older have been issued with IDs.
   registration
   of births.
                  3.   First time recipients of IDs issued increased during 2010. A total of 956 632 births
2. Ensuring            were registered (0 to 1yr) for the financial year 2010/11. The impact of the National
   the issuing         Population Register Campaign has been significant and led to an upward trend towards
   of IDs              early birth registration of 89% of South Africans registering births within 12 months and
                       51% of these were registered within 30 days as prescribed.
3. Increase
   the
   percentage     4.   By October 2010, 199 Stakeholder Forums were established which assisted the
   children            Department of Home Affairs with campaigns for the registration of births. One
   registered.         rural forum collected nearly 300 documents from the community that were fraudulent or
                       used do commit social grant fraud.

                  5.   The Documentation of Zimbabweans Project (DZP) has been successfully dealt
                       with. The SAPS was deployed to work alongside the (DHA) Immigration
                       Inspectorate officials and Home Affairs offices across the country received in
                       total 275 762 applications.
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                     OUTPUT 8: ICT SYSTEMS INTEGRATED AND CYBER CRIME COMBATED


     Aim: Integration of ICT Systems and the Development of a Cyber-Security Policy
     and implementation plan to combat Cyber-Crime activities.
    TARGET          PROGRESS

1. Develop an       1.   Technology and modernisation programmes are continuing within the Cluster,
   Integrated ICT        including a focus on the alignment and integration of Systems where appropriate.
   system.
                         An integrated business information system (CJS BIS) that will provide the JCPS
                         cluster with current and accurate data at all levels is in development. ) The Cluster
                         is unpacking the delays regarding the various systems. SITA is engaged on
                         challenges experienced for solutions.
                    2.   The E-docket system is being rolled out. The docket scanning solution has been
                         rolled out already to 226 police stations and 600 802 dockets scanned. A full report
                         will be provided to the Cluster early in 2011.
                    3.   Retro Remand System has launched in Cape Town on 6 June and there are 7
                         courts in operation. These will help improve the CJS but also in instances where
2. Develop a             these are cased against women and children limit the trauma of coming face to face
   Cyber-security        with the assailants during the remand process.
   Policy.          4.   A Draft Cyber-Security Policy was developed and tabled at the JCPS Cluster
                         during 2010. It is envisaged that the draft Cyber-Security Policy will be submitted to
                         Cabinet for consideration in 2011. The draft Cyber-Security Policy aims to
                         provide a framework to bolster and improve South Africa’s cyber-security.

                    5.   Interventions to fight cyber-crime are being developed to deal with
                         operational priorities. SAPS have set up a cybercrime unit and the NPA has
                         been dealing with such crimes in a focused manner in conjunction with
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PROGRAMMES TO PREVENT THE YOUTH FROM BEING INVOLVED IN CRIME

1. TRAINING

i.   Establish a “Zero Tolerance to Crime” culture through campaigns amongst
     young people to promote training in discipline, patriotism and civic education
     which can be facilitated through State Institutions, the private sector, civil society
     and in the family.

ii. This training will be aimed at creating Youth that is conscientious about
    upholding the values and principles enshrined in our Constitutional democracy.
    The Defense Department can play a role in this regard through the National
    Youth Service Programme.

2. DIVERSION PROGRAMMES

i. There will be an Indaba between the Economic, JCPS, Governance and
    Administration Clusters and civil society to review and evaluate the
    effectiveness of diversion programmes. The Indaba will also address prejudice
    suffered by rehabilitated offenders who are released from correctional facilities.
    This is aimed at assisting rehabilitated offenders to access job opportunities and
    financial support for their businesses, which will improve the situation of
    perpetual poverty which will likely lead to recidivism and even violence against
    women and children in families.
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ADDITIONAL AREAS THAT REQUIRE THE ATTENTION OF THE CLUSTER…1
1. Opportunities for meaningful and targeted job creation

  i. The introduction of community service for newly qualified law graduates to ensure that basic
     legal services are afforded to the poorest of the poor; ensuring that new graduates gather the
     requisite experience and job opportunities. The Legal Practice Bill will anchor this initiative.

  ii. The National Youth Service Programme is a platform to assist in the training of young people
      and expand interdepartmental collaboration with Rural Development and Defense, taking
      advantage of existing institutional capacity for training in the public sector. There is a need to
      promote training for young people as good and productive citizens in the public sector and
      ensure that guaranteed jobs are available after such training.

  iii.The security sector as employer, needs to expand its recruitment and training to enable
      portability of these skills within the sector. This will allow rejuvenation of the Defense Force
      through increased annual intakes, maximise utilization of its training capacity, create
      employment and exit mechanisms for the mature regular force and deployment of the reserve
      force.

  iv.Investing more in the forensic system and the training of young people in forensic science will
     lead to the curbing of crime, creating jobs and skills transfers of forensics to the rest of the
     continent.

  v.The recruitment frameworks should enable government to access specialized skills
    within the security cluster.
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ADDITIONAL AREAS THAT REQUIRE THE ATTENTION OF THE CLUSTER…2

 vi.   Establishment of capacity of the state for the protection of national key points by the Department of
       Defense and SAPS. This must be supported by a decision to exclude private security services for
       the public sector security cluster departments and strategic institutions. This can be extended to all
       government departments at a later stage.

 vii. Government should play a leading role in supporting rehabilitation programmes for offenders who
      served time in correctional facilities, creating employment opportunities and removing prejudices
      and stigma associated with having a criminal record.

 viii. The development and maintenance of security infrastructure in the cluster such as courts,
       correctional facilities, police stations, military bases etc. presents opportunities for job creation
       through the establishment of works regiment for facilities in the security sector.

 ix.   Investor friendly immigration policies will be developed that will attract investors and critical skills
       into the country.




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                                 CHALLENGES

1. Currently the Court Reporting Systems as well as those of the police do not
   distinguish cases of women and therefore there is a need to improve our systems to
   achieve this outcome.




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