NW411E - 14 March 2014

Helen Lamoela to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

(1) With reference to his reply to question 1742 on 19 August 2013, what was the outcome of the National Workshop which was held in September 2013; (2) has the Gender and Sexual Orientation-based Violence Task Team (GSOVTT) held any meetings after the specified National Workshop; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date, (b) at which venue was each specified meeting held, (c) who attended each specified meeting and (d) what issues were discussed; (3) has he undertaken the Research Study on lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGTBI) issues; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) (a) how many LGTBI Social Context Information Sessions were held, (b) where did they take place and (c) who were the attendees; (5) (a) how many presiding officers were given social context training, (b) when did the training take place and (c) where did this training take place?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development on 28 Mar 2014

- I wish to inform the Honourable Member that the purpose of the national workshop in September 2013 was to provide a progress report to the LGBTI National Task Team on the work undertaken thus far. The outcomes of the workshop of the National Task Team held on 18-19 September 2013 were the following: a) The Terms of Reference of the National Task Team was ...

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CW50E - 07 March 2014

Bonisile Alfred Nesi to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

Whether his department has been successful in achieving its commitment to prioritise access to justice for persons in poor and rural areas; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are his department’s plans in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW338E - 07 March 2014

Helen Lamoela to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

What action has his department taken with regard to recommendation 11.4 of the SA Human Rights Commission report of 15 October 2013 on the Child Protection Register?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development on 26 Mar 2014

- The South African Human Rights Commission’s report recommended in paragraph 11.4 regarding training of all relevant Court Officials, regarding their duties under the Children’s Act, 2005, to facilitate and support the accurate, timely updating of the Child Protection Register. The Department requested the Justice College to develop a comprehensive training programme for all relevant court officials, especially the Children’s Court ...

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NW339E - 07 March 2014

Helen Lamoela to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

(1) Whether, with reference to recommendation 11.5 of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report of 15 October 2013 on the Child Protection Register, the plan was given to the SAHRC; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date was the plan given and (b) if he could provide a copy of the plan; (2) whether the report detailing the interim steps taken to secure compliance referred to in 11.7 was given to the SAHRC; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date was the report given and (ii) if he could provide a copy of the report?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development on 26 Mar 2014

- The Department has not yet submitted the plan to the South African Human Rights Commission, because Justice College is currently finalising Stakeholder-consultations on the Draft Training Plan, which will be completed by the end of April 2014. The final Plan will be submitted to South African Human Rights Commission before the end of May 2014. APPROVED / NOT APPROVED MR J T RADEBE, MP MINISTER ...

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NW340E - 07 March 2014

Helen Lamoela to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

Whether, with reference to recommendation 11.7 of the SA Human Rights Commission report of 15 October 2013 on the Child Protection Register, his department has looked into the viability of a binary register system; if not, why not; if so, what steps has he taken to solve the duplication of resources?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development on 26 Mar 2014

- The Department has looked into the viability of binary register system. Together with the Department of Social Development we are working on a Project Plan to delineate a clear schedule of when the Departments are likely to make a recommendation in this regard to Cabinet and Parliament, which schedule will include: a) The feasibility of aligning or assimilating the National Register for Sex Offenders ...

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NW324E - 07 March 2014

Armiston Watson to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

(a) How many Special Investigating Unit investigations into the SA Police Service are currently under way and (b) in each case, (i) what is the nature of the investigation, (ii) when was the investigation initiated and (iii) what is the current status of the investigation?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development on 26 Mar 2014

- Currently there are 6(Six) investigations into the South African Police Service. Details are as follows: |Nature of |Start Date|Status of Investigation | |the | | | |Investigati| | | |on | | | |Fraud |1 July |Completed Case, referred to | |and/or |2012 |National Prosecuting Authority | |Corruption | | | | | | | |Police Station Building Programme (33 police stations), | |Please see details below: | | |Nature of the |Start Date|Status of Investigation | | |Investigation | | | | |a) Irregular |1st March ...

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NW40E - 13 February 2014

Deborah Anne Schäfer to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

(1) How much does his department plan to spend on (a) advertising, (b) communication and (c) marketing between 1 January 2014 and 30 April 2014 (i) in total and (ii) as a breakdown of the amount; (2) (a) what mediums is his department going to use in each case and (b) who is the service provider to be used; (3) what is the main message that his department plans to communicate during this time?

NW26E - 13 February 2014

Deborah Anne Schäfer to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

(1) In respect of the contract for security services at the Port Alfred magistrates court, (a) from what date in 2013 was the new contract effective and (b) why was this new contract entered into; (2) was a tender process followed; if not, (a) why not and (b) what were the requirements and/or conditions on which the new company was appointed; if so, (i) what were the terms and (ii)(aa) when and (bb) where was it advertised; (3) (a) to whom was the contract awarded, (b) did they comply with all the requirements and/or conditions of the tender and (c) what (i) qualifications are the security staff required to possess and (ii) measures are implemented to ensure that they comply; (4) was there any condition to retain the personnel employed under the previous contract; if not, why not?

NW25E - 13 February 2014

Deborah Anne Schäfer to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

How does he plan to combat the loss of confidence in the criminal justice system witnessed in the recent increase of mob killings?

NW3656E - 15 November 2013

Armiston Watson to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

(1) Whether the North Gauteng High Court recently ordered the Director of the Directorate of Conventional Arms Control (name furnished), to issue the relevant export permits relating to the export of 30 Reliable, Effective, Versatile and Affordable (REVA) Armoured Personnel Carriers; if not, why not; if so, why (a) was it necessary for the court to issue the order and (b) were the relevant export permits not issued; (2) whether his department incurred any costs as a result of litigation in this matter; if not, why not; if so, what was the (a) total cost and (b) breakdown of such costs; (3) whether he has launched an investigation into this matter; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
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