Contribute to a just, peaceful and safer South Africa through the effective
and humane incarceration of inmates and the rehabilitation and social
reintegration of offenders.
The mandate of the Department of Correctional Services is derived from the
Correctional Services Act (1998), as amended; the Criminal Procedure Act
(1977); the 2005 White Paper on Corrections; and the 2014 White Paper on
Remand Detention Management in South Africa. The legislation requires the
department to contribute to maintaining and promoting a just, peaceful and
safe society by correcting offending behaviour in a safe, secure and humane
environment, thus facilitating optimal rehabilitation and reduced repeat
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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