South African Prisons to Educate Inmates


Minister of Correctional Services S'bu Ndebele says offenders without a qualification equivalent to Grade 9 will be required to complete Adult Education and Training levels 1 to 4.
  • South Africa:  Compulsory Education for Inmates

    SAnews.gov.za, 22 January 2013

    Correctional Services Minister S'bu Ndebele has announced that as from 1 April, it will be compulsory for inmates who do not have a qualification equivalent to Grade 9 to complete ... read more »

Prisoners at Leeuwkop prison.

  • South Africa:  Inmates Achieve 79,25 Percent Matric Pass Rate

    South African Government, 6 January 2013

    Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has congratulated inmates on achieving a 79,25% pass rate in the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, compared to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Inmates to Build Schools

    South African Government, 19 November 2012

    Offender labour will soon be utilised more to build and furnish schools in South Africa. read more »

  • South Africa:  Inmates Encouraged to Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate

    SAnews.gov.za, 18 October 2012

    Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has challenged inmates writing their Grade 12 examinations to achieve a 100% pass rate. read more »

  • South Africa:  More Than a Million Rand Worth of Books Donated to Inmates

    South African Government, 18 September 2012

    More than a million rand worth of books have been donated to inmates, since the announcement of the "Reading for Redemption" campaign by Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Correctional Services Minister On Turning Prisons Into Schools

    South African Government, 2 October 2012

    Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele will today (2 October 2012) meet with Cuba's Vice Minister of the Interior Ministry, Division General Jose Milian Pino, before ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Schooling Prisoners a Challenge for Department

    BuaNews, 26 October 2011

    Despite President Jacob Zuma indicating that schooling should be obligatory, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has said that it remains a legal challenge to force ... read more »

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