Deputy Speaker, this statement seeks to praise the Zonderwater Correctional Centre which is situated in Cullinan in the Nokeng tsa Taemane municipal area, in the Metsweding region in Gauteng province. This statement is about the continuous success stories in the rehabilitation and training of prison inmates, through making available adequate resources for the human accommodation of prisoners.
The Zonderwater Correctional Centre produces 307 tons of vegetables each year, as well as yoghurt, red meat, milk and poultry. It slaughters about 1 000 chickens per day to supply a number of correctional centres in the Gauteng region. The centre also boasts artworks, and the extensive production of furniture and steel utensils to supply a number of government departments. This art is produced by offenders as part of their rehabilitation and the correction of their offending behaviour.
The artworks can be used to generate revenue for centres of Correctional Services, as well as contribute to ensuring self-sufficiency. The ANC-led government calls upon other correctional centres to emulate the good example set by Zonderwater Correctional Centre in Gauteng. Thank you. [Applause.]