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South Africa: Minister Masutha brings Early Christmas to Soweto Granny
Source: http://www.dcs.gov.za/
Source Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Focus: Citizen Engagement, Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Mar 20, 2018

Many parts of Soweto rank among the poorest in Johannesburg. Central West Jabavu established in the mid 1940’s is amongst them. The basic four roomed homes have been exposed to electrical fires as a result of poor infrastructure and compromised safety standards.
Minister Masutha told the community of Jabavu that as much as parolees gave back to the community they had wronged, the department remains cognisant of the pain incurred by victims. He said that the policy on Victim Empowerment is currently under review. “Too much focus has been placed on offenders and not on victims”  he said. He highlighted that for the offended to be rehabilitation it was necessary for the policy to be reviewed to ensure balanced attention.
The Mafisa home received reinforced walls, a new roof, electrical installations, plumbing and a fresh splash of paint which averaged around R90 000 in materials.
Adv. Masutha said that society is guaranteed victory against crime and re-offending if everyone begins to understand the role to play in assisting those who are vulnerable to lead positive and productive lives. He gave credit to the tighter screening applied on applicants of parole. He highlighted that the compliance to parole and correctional supervision conditions increased from 85% to 99% and rated this as a significant achievement for DCS.

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