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Deputy President to deliver a keynote address at the National Conference on the Integrated Criminal Justice System and the Review of Criminal Procedure Act

Deputy President Shipokosa Paulus Mashatile will, on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa, attend and deliver a keynote address at the official opening of the National Conference on the implementation of the Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) programme and the review of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 on Tuesday, 27 February 2024.

The ICJS Conference, which is scheduled for the 27 - 29 February 2024, is organised by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development under theme, “Strengthening the criminal justice system to keep our people safe and secure”.
The objective of the conference is to take stock of, and critically reflect on the progress achieved in the implementation of the Justice Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) 7-Point Plan which is aimed at promoting an integrated and modernised Criminal Justice System. This conference will provide a platform for robust engagements on the criminal justice system and the review of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977.
As Chairperson of the Cabinet Committee on Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS), the Deputy President joins delegates from all elements of the social fabric such as; the public sector, organised business, community, civil society, judiciary and legal sector, who will critically engage the preliminary findings and the proposals of the Criminal Procedure Reform Project,  and propose recommendations to address the identified gaps and challenges.

Deputy President Mashatile will be supported by the Minister and Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services as well as senior Government officials.

The Deputy President will attend the conference as follows:

Date​:​ Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Time​:​ 08h30
Venue: ​Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng Province
For media accreditation please contact Mr Victor Mateane Phala on or 084 888 5162.

For more information please contact Sam Bopape on 082 318 5251 or Chrispin Phiri on 081 781 2261


Media enquiries: Spokesperson of the Deputy President, Mr. Keith Khoza, on +27 66 195 8840

Issued by: The Presidency

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