Assessing the implementation of the NDP & MTSF on crime, justice and corruption and facilitate removing obstacles
Commissioners under the leadership of Commissioner Dutton engaged key integrated justice cluster stakeholders around key themes in the NDP on crime and corruption and generated a range of recommendations for consideration by the NPC Plenary.
Based on engagements the team developed recommendations related to access to justice, accountability in the criminal justice system, crime against women and children and fighting corruption
Key recommendations for endorsement by the NPC were:
The indicators of crime in the MTSF and other planning documents must be revisited to ensure NDP alignment, and also to drive cooperation between the components of the integrated justice sector. Successful convictions should be considered as a key indicator
The National Anti-Corruption Forum must be re-established, strengthened and properly resourced to carry out its valuable role.
A selection panel should be established by the President that must interview and select candidates for the posts of the National Commissioner of SAPS and Deputies; as well as the National Director of Public Prosecutions and Deputies against objective criteria. The President should also consider appointing persons to these posts from recommendations and proposals received from the selection panel so appointed to advise the President.
A national forum for cooperation on Gender-based Violence must be re-established, strengthened and properly resourced
As a country we must adhere to international conventions and the constitution (to ensure that children are protected from harm) by outlawing punishment in homes)
Introduction of auditing of case-files by civilians, as a limited oversight mechanism to increase the effectiveness of investigations.