Guest : Edmond De Vries
An analysis of the 2019/2020 departmental budget shows administration and
incarceration receive far more resources than rehabilitation, care and social
reintegration. Of the R25.4bn allocated for the financial year, 78% goes towards those
two items (59% to incarceration and 19% to administration). Rehabilitation and social
reintegration — both key to Lamola’s plans for the department — receive just 12% of
One of the challenges facing new Corrections Minister Ronald Lamola is overcrowding:
at any given time, SA’s prisons are about 38% over capacity — particularly those
prisons, such as Westville, near the metros. But Lamola doesn’t consider this a crisis; he
says the international standard for overcrowding is about 34%.
Tonight we are joined from the Free State by Edmond de Vries a former Correctional
Services Warder who was in the service from 1974 - 1981 -a time when prisoners were
segregated according to race and Apartheid was at its peak, we chat to him about his
time as a warder and how it affected him.
Guest : Bradley Joshua|CEO and EXECUTIVE PRODUCER at Gambit films|LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Rob Van VuurenLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Ming-cheau LinLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Daneel Knoetze |Writer, Researcher|LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Nazareen Ebrahim | CEO of Socially Acceptable
Guest : Alderman James VosLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Dr Keith Scott
There are concerns from all sectors about the ban on alcohol and cigarette sales. Some
of them are unfounded with no expert backing. So we decided to get someone who is for the unbanning and has a medical background on the line.
Guests : Phillip Bam