To provide for a correctional system; the establishment, functions and control of the Department of Correctional Services; the custody of all offenders under conditions of human dignity; the rights and obligations of sentenced offenders; the rights and obligations of unsentenced offenders; a system of community corrections; release from correctional centre and placement under correctional supervision, on day parole and parole; a National Council for Correctional Services; a Judicial Inspectorate; Independent Correctional Centre Visitors; an internal service evaluation; officials of the Department; public-private partnership correctional centres; penalties for offences; the repeal and amendment of certain laws; and matters connected therewith.
Last update: October 2012
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The Correctional Services Act, 1998 (Act No. 111 of 1998) has been amended by Government Gazette 35032, dated 27 February 2012 – Notice 143; Amendment of Correctional Services Regulations, 2004.
Correctional Services Act, 1998 (Act No. 111 of 1998) has been amended by Government Gazette 35093, dated 1 March 2012 – Notice R.13; Commencement of certain sections of the Correctional Matters Amendment Act 2011 (Act 5 of 2011)
The Correctional Services Act, 1998 has been updated by Government Gazette No. 34315 dated 25 May 2011.
The Correctional Services Act, 1998 has been updated by Notice No. 135 in Government Gazette No. 34034 dated 25 February 2011.
The Act has been updated by the inclusion of a new Disciplinary Code and Procedure, published in Government Gazette No. 32253 dated 29 May 2009.
This Act has been updated and amended by the following:
The Correctional Services Amendment Act, 2008 (Act No. 25 of 2008), as published in Government Gazette No. 31593 dated 11 November 2008;
The Correctional Services Amendment Act, 2001 (Act No. 32 of 2001) as published in Government Gazette no. 22930 dated 14 December 2001;
Correctional Services Regulations published in Government Gazette No. 26626 dated 30 July 2004;
Amendment to the above Regulations published in Government Gazette No. 30119 dated 3 August 2007;
Notice No. 1331 of 2007 regarding Delegation of Authority, in Government Gazette No. 30412 dated 31 October 2007.
The Correctional Services Act, 1998, as published in Government Gazette 19522 and dated 27 November 1998 has been added to the site.
Commencement dates for various sections are as follows: Sections 1, 83-95, 97, 103-130, 134-136 and 138 came into operation on 19 February 1999. Section 5 came into operation on 1 July 1999. Section 3 came into operation on 25 February 2000.