Constitution of the RSA

From Corrections in South Africa
Jump to: navigation, search

part of Corrections in South Africa

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996 was approved by the Constitutional Court (CC) on 4 December 1996 and took effect on 4 February 1997.

The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. No other law or government action can supersede the provisions of the Constitution.

The D:CS is, apart form all other legislation, compelled by the Constitution to comply with the following rights in terms of the treatment of offenders:


-Human dignity.

-Freedom and security of the person.

-Right to healthcare services.

-Children's rights.

-Right to education.

-Freedom of religion.

-Rights to humane treatment and to communicate and be visited by family and next of kin.