Uphold and protect the Constitution and the rule of law, and render
accessible, fair, speedy and cost effective administration of justice in the
interests of a safer and more secure South Africa.
In addition to its constitutional mandate, the Department of Justice and
Constitutional Development derives its mandate from a number of acts, which
cover all the categories of the department’s functions. These include: the
establishment of magistrates’ courts and appointment of magistrates and other
judicial officers, their conditions of service; discipline and training; the
establishment and functioning of the Special Investigating Unit and the
National Prosecuting Authority, including the Asset Forfeiture Unit; the
conduct of criminal proceedings; the prosecution of organised crime and
corruption, and the forfeiture of assets obtained through illicit means;
provision of witness protection to vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and
their related persons in judicial proceedings; the establishment and
functioning of bodies responsible for legal aid, law reform and rule making;
the appointment of masters of the high courts, and the administration of the
Guardian’s Fund and deceased and insolvent estates; the regulation and
provisioning of legal advisory services to government departments; the
promotion, protection and enforcement of certain human rights; the protection
of vulnerable groups; the management of third party funds; and support to
chapter 9 institutions.
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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