Presentation to Portfolio Committee 2 September 2009 Eastern Cape Region State of the Region
OUTLINE OF THE PRESENTATION • REGIONAL ORGANOGRAM • CORPORATE SERVICE • FINANCE • CORRECTIONS • DEVELOPMENT AND CARE • PARTNERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENT WITH STAKEHOLDERS
LITIGATION CASES JAN 2008 TO DATE • Motion applications: 129 cases reported • 50 cases finalized: 30 cases judgment in favor of DCS • 20 cases judgment not in favor of DCS • 79 pending cases 2. Civil Claim: 141 cases reported • 70 cases finalized: 21 cases judgment in favor of DCS. • 49 cases judgment not in favor of DCS • 71 pending cases 3. Arbitration: 84 cases reported • 30 finalized: 20 awards granted in favor of DCS • 10 awards granted not in favor of DCS • 54 pending cases
OSD / 7 Day Establishment • Once off payment of R7500 paid to qualifying officials. • Auditing of the R7500 payments to be finalized by 4th September 2009. • Migration of officials on Persal finalized. • From 1 July 2009 2/12 shift system introduced in the Region. • 30 of 44 centres are on 2/12 shift system • 14 centres are still using various shift pattern (Due to staff shortage) - 3 shift pattern (day shift, 1st watch and 2nd watch shift) - 4 shift pattern ( 2 shift per day, 1st watch and 2nd watch shift)
Pending Disciplinary Hearings Cases registered =131 Cases finalized =51 Pending=80 Pending Suspensions Cases registered=6 Finalized= 1 Pending=5 ( 4 on appeal - 3 months and 1precautionary suspension – 1 month)
Summary of Budget Allocation 2009/10 • Original budget allocation 1,141,950,000 • Additional Budget 0 • Plus: roll over funds 0 • Revised budget allocation 1,141,950,000 • Less: exp. Up to date 554,583,326 • Outstanding commitments 32,332,200 • Total amount available 554,763,474 • % Without commitments 48.59 % • % Spend with commitments 51.42% • Ideal : 41.65% (Deviation 9.76%)
Transfers and Subsidies • An amount of R64 000.00 allocated for the renewal of PDP’s (Public drivers vehicle licenses). • This amount is for testing of drivers who are responsible for transportation of good, inmates and officials
OVERCROWDING MANAGEMENT • Regional Overcrowding Task Team (ROTT) and Management Area (MAOTT) established to monitoring of overcrowding management. • Currently the region is 154.4% overcrowded as at 23rd August 2009. • The most populated centres are Mdantsane, Grahamstown, King Williams Town, Middledrift, Bizana and Mthatha Medium. • Good cooperation exist with NPA on the conversions and diversions processes under criminal procedure act provisions namely: - 63 (1) – which makes provision for the accused or prosecutor to apply to the court to reduce the amount of bail - 62 (F) -which makes provision for placement of awaiting trial detainees under the supervision of a Correctional Official as a condition of bail -63 (A) – which makes provision for the Head of Correctional Centre to approach the relevant court to release an accused person on warning in lieu of the bail • Protocol for the management of ATD’s with bail exists between DCS and NPA
Breakdown Case load of Parolees and Probationers Dec 2008 - July 2009 PAROLEE/PROBATITIONER POPULATION DEC 2008-JULY 2009
FACILITIES • REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE PROJECTS Contractors currently on sites at the following centres: • Mount Fletcher • Mount Frere • Flagstaff • Libode • Dutywa • Butterworth • Cofimvaba • Lady Frere • Dordrecht • Barkly East • Sterkspruit and • Ntabankulu
MANAGEMENT OF HIV AND AIDS • The Region has 4 accredited ARV sites namely: • St Albans • Mthatha • Amathole • East London • Sada management area ARV site will be accredited end of financial year and Kirkwood in the next financial year • The VCT new start programme has been rolled out to all 6 management areas. • The region is focusing on rendering of counseling and testing for HIV to all TB patients, Management of opportunistic infections on site, sound referral systems to ARV Clinic with the Dept of Health where there area no sites. • Training of professional nurses on VCT comprehensive management Plan (ARV) TB and STI management, training of professional nurses on dispensing course to assist with dispensing in the absence of Doctors and Pharmacists.
MANAGEMENT OF HIV AND AIDS (cont) • Number of HIV positive offenders=1635 • Number of offenders tested voluntary=1490 • Number of offenders tested positive=227 • Number of offenders on ARV=707 • Number of offenders participated in awareness sessions=6637
Care Programmes • Care Programmes Health Care Comprehensive health Care Services are rendered: • 15051 offenders consulted by primary health care nurses • 1636 offenders referred to Doctors • 342 consulted for mental illnesses • 315 treated for TB • 13 treated for MDR , XDR- 0 • 297 treated for STI’s
Production and Agriculture Workshop • Production workshop and Broiler project at St Albans • Abattoir and Piggery at Amathole Management Area • Kirkwood- milk and dairy farming • Mthatha has a layer project • Patensie specializes in Citrus farming • 20 Correctional Centres has established small vegetable gardens.
REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENT • Engagement of offender support for social development initiatives benefiting local schools, assisting municipalities with cleaning up campaigns, manufacturing of school furniture for donations, also assisting with crime prevention campaign in schools and local communities. • Facilitated for mobilization of the local and Provincial leadership in support of DCS Programmes. • Engagements with the provincial legislature and the provincial EXCO as well as the forum of HODs and Municipal managers has enabled the department to tabulate its programs, plans and challenges thereby identifying areas of partnerships with the various stakeholders in support of an effective correctional system for the province. • The Region has signed memorandum of understanding with different partners and other Government Departments.