Ms B C Blaai (Cope) to ask the Minister of Correctional Services:
1.Whether the Remand Detention Branch has been established; if not, why not; if so,
(2) whether it has achieved any of its set objectives; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
The Remand Detention Branch has not been established yet due to administrative processes that are still to be finalized eg Work Study and Job Evaluation processes have been completed and the consultation exercise with the Department of Public, Service and Administration is on track i.r.o. different levels of the structure of the Branch.
However; we have developed a White Paper on Remand Detention which is currently in the Parliamentary process.