SA to train South Sudan prison guards, judges, lawyers


South Africa and the governments of Germany and Southern Sudan have entered into a trilateral partnership to train correctional services officers, judges and legal affairs personnel in Southern Sudan.

The state Bua news agency says the South African Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA) is also in the process of assisting South Sudan to establish a Management Development Institute for the training of its civil servants.

Higher education students from Southern Sudan are also to receive assistance from the Department of Higher Education in enrolling in South African higher education institutions.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation said the partnership will greatly assist in rebuilding and creating a more secure and safe environment in Sudan especially Southern Sudan and Darfur.

This emerged at the African Union (AU) Ministerial Committee meeting on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development in the South Sudan.

The meeting, which was chaired by South Africa’s International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, was held on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Bua reported.