Department: Correctional Services

Contact Details

Physical: Poyntons Building, Cnr WF Nkomo & Sophie De Bruyn Streets, West Block, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X136, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 307 8555
Fax: 012 323 6088


The vision of the Department of Correctional Services is to contribute to a just, peaceful and safer South Africa through effective and humane incarceration of inmates, and rehabilitation and social reintegration of offenders.

The Department's strategic objectives are: building organisational capacity for enhanced service delivery; effective management of business processes to promote good governance and ethical administration; providing a secured ICT infrastructure and business systems; professionalising for effective human resource management and development; an effective management of remand detention processes to promote conducive participation in court processes; holding remand detainees and offenders in secure, safe and humane conditions; effective case management process; effective incarceration and rehabilitation to protect society; correcting offender behaviour through access to correctional programmes and psychological, social and spiritual services; improving offenders' human development through literacy, education and skills competency programmes; reduced re-offending to contribute to a safer South Africa; providing inmates with appropriate nutritional services; providing inmates with appropriate access to health services; rehabilitating, monitoring and accepting probationers and parolees as law-abiding citizens by the communities; providing offenders with access to restorative justice processes; and effective management and functioning of the parole boards.

Note: The Department: Justice and Constitutional Development and the Department: Correctional Services were merged into the Department: Justice and Correctional Services after the May 2014 elections. For the purpose of this edition we have listed the departments separately as they reported in separate annual reports up to the 2014/15 financial year.

Office Bearers/Management

Adv M Masutha
Deputy Minister
Mr TSP Makwetla
National Commissioner
Mr ZI Modise

Adv Michael Masutha (Minister of Justice and Correctional Services)
Deputy Minister:
Mr Thabang Samson Phathakge Makwetla
National Commissioner:
Mr Zacharia Isak Modise
Ms Shoneez Africa (Personal Assistant: Minister)
Ms Thembi Gwamanda (Personal Assistant: National Commissioner)
Ms Phumla Mkula (Personal Assistant: Deputy Minister)
Chief of Staff:
Mr Kagiso Moleme
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Nicodemus Ligege
Chief Deputy Commissioners:
Mr KJ Katenga (Strategic Management)
Ms Pumla Mathibela (Community Corrections)
Mr Teboho Mokoena (Human Resources)
Ms Nthabiseng Mosupye (GITO)
Ms Britta Rotmann (Remand Detention)
Mr James Smalberger (Incarceration and Corrections)
Regional Commissioners:
Mr Nkosinathi Breakfast (Eastern Cape)
Mr Delekile Klaas (Western Cape)
Ms Sharon Kunene (Acting: Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West)
Mr Mandla Mkabela (Acting: Gauteng)
Ms Subashini Moodley (Free State and Northern Cape)
Mr Mnikelwa Nxele (KwaZulu-Natal)
Senior Management:
Mr Loyiso Jafta (Head of Office: Deputy Minister)
Communications Officers:
Adv Mthunzi Mhaga (Ministerial Spokesperson)
Mr Ntime Skhosana (Media Liaison Officer)
Ms Judith Tshabalala (Parliamentary Liaison Officer)
Mr Manelisi Wolela (Chief Director: Communications)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedQualifiedQualified
Total Final Appropriation20 717 87119 861 59118 865 62217 700 283
Actual Expenditure20 588 80519 536 43918 650 59817 313 554
Employee Compensation13 189 48512 611 51112 190 06711 337 771
Goods and Services6 045 1685 770 1565 246 1984 941 717
Capital Assets1 243 1381 012 6311 097 671950 047
Unauthorised Expenditure121---
Irregular Expenditure219 333164 00743 241363 790
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure1 71427 7101 1621 634
Posts Approved42 00644 19544 234n/a
Posts Filled38 22640 62941 825n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

Overseeing Department/Entity

Annual Reports

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