[LISTEN] 'Sex offenders register IS accessible via application'

The Registrar for the National Register for Sexual Offences, Ntombi Matjila has sought to set the record straight over claims by the South African Council of Educators (Sace) that it currently does not have access to the register.

On Tuesday Communications Manager at Sace, Themba Ndhlovu told Cape Talk that the register is currently being reworked and, according to Ndhlovu, Sace will only have access to it in 2019.

However Matjila says the register IS available to be accessed via an application and says Sace that the has not made an application to access the sexual offender register.

Sace hasn't submitted any application what so ever wanting to check whether or not the details of the potential teachers appear or do not appear on the register.

Ntombi Matjila, Registrar for the National Register for Sexual Offences

However despite saying the register is available for viewing, Matjila admits it hold some discrepancies.

I agree with them in as far as when they say that the information that is in there is not somewhat accurate.

Ntombi Matjila, Registrar for the National Register for Sexual Offences

The reason for that inaccuracy is because last year during the audit, the auditor-general found out that there are other rape cases when in a person has raped and adult which appear in the register, and in terms of the law is not supposed to appear.

Ntombi Matjila, Registrar for the National Register for Sexual Offences

READ: SA council of educators can't vet teachers for sexual offences even now

Matjila says that it does not take long to approve an application to view the register.

ALSO READ: Educational council to have access to Sex Offenders Register in 2019

The act requires the application to be pertinent within 10 days after receipt of the application.

Ntombi Matjila, Registrar for the National Register for Sexual Offences

The register is updated daily.

Ntombi Matjila, Registrar for the National Register for Sexual Offences

Listen to which cases are in the register...


This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] 'Sex offenders register IS accessible via application'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Educational council to have access to Sex Offenders Register in 2019

Educational council to have access to Sex Offenders Register in 2019

Currently the SA Council for Educators (SACE) is unable to screen teachers who may appear on the register.

SA council of educators can't vet teachers for sexual offences even now

SA council of educators can't vet teachers for sexual offences even now

SACE says they still don't have the National Register for Sex Offenders as the country observes child protection week.

New teachers will require police clearance certificates

New teachers will require police clearance certificates

Given increased child abuse cases in schools, SACE's Themba Ndhlovu says these will ensure teachers are fit to work with children.

SA Council of Educators fails to reduce abuse in schools

SA Council of Educators fails to reduce abuse in schools

Tabling a report in Parliament on Wednesday, SACE says nearly 600 complaints have been logged in the past year.

Naming and shaming sex pest educators

Naming and shaming sex pest educators

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi promises that as of 2018 all educators will be vetted prior to being employed.

Vetting procedures in question after Parktown Boys scandal

Vetting procedures in question after Parktown Boys scandal

MEC Panyaza Lesufi warned that someone would be axed if due processes were not followed in appointing the accused.

Popular articles
Land expropriation can succeed if no productive land is taken – Land Bank

Land expropriation can succeed if no productive land is taken – Land Bank

The process must also be corruption free, the bank said. Bruce Whitfield interviews Land Bank CEO TP Nchocho.

ConCourt to rule on law that governs the right to protest

ConCourt to rule on law that governs the right to protest

Civil rights groups claim that the Regulation of Gatherings Act limits and criminalises peaceful protest through intimidation.

[LISTEN] 'Its high time churches moved forward on same-sex couples'

[LISTEN] 'Its high time churches moved forward on same-sex couples'

Reverend Laurie Gaum Dominee at the Dutch Reformed Church says churches should embrace the diversity of people's sexuality.

[LISTEN] Fears that new deal with Cape Town brewery may monopolise SA craft beer

[LISTEN] Fears that new deal with Cape Town brewery may monopolise SA craft beer

A Cape Town-based brewing company and The Tap Room have signed a deal to buy around 700 installed draught taps around SA.

Questions raised over qualifications of Tshwane EMS Head

Questions raised over qualifications of Tshwane EMS Head

SAMWU members allege that EMS head Previn Govender misrepresented his credentials.

Each year rich countries waste as much food as sub-Saharan Africa produces

Each year rich countries waste as much food as sub-Saharan Africa produces

We waste a third of all food produced. If we avoid 25% of that wastage, it could feed 870 million hungry mouths.

As a matter of fact: Has the murder rate for women in SA spiked by 117%?

As a matter of fact: Has the murder rate for women in SA spiked by 117%?

The claim of a 117% rise in the killing of women in South Africa since 2015 was revealed during an Al Jazeera news programme.

Man who admitted to killing 13-year-old CPT schoolgirl handed life sentence

Man who admitted to killing 13-year-old CPT schoolgirl handed life sentence

Andrew Plaatjies was handed two concurrent life sentences after admitting to the murder and attempted rape of the teenage girl.

[LISTEN] 'State institutions were sacrificed to protect individuals within ANC'

[LISTEN] 'State institutions were sacrificed to protect individuals within ANC'

The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism's Sam Sole explains how we got where we are with State Capture.

[LISTEN] Family of four to pay almost R3 000 for food 'staples' in 2019

[LISTEN] Family of four to pay almost R3 000 for food 'staples' in 2019

BFAP food price specialist Marlene Louw explains the 2018-2027 baseline data on food prices.