Departmental Structure

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Mr R Lamola

Deputy Minister

Mr J Jeffery

Office of the Director-General

Mr Vusi Madonsela
Tel: 012 406 4718
Fax: 012 406 4703

Office of the Chief Operations Officer (Acting COO)

Ms Louraine Rossouw, CFO

State Legal Advice

Office of the Chief State Law Adviser
CSLA: Ms A Johaar


Purpose: To provide legal advisory services to other organs of state including Parliament.

Legislative Development

DDG: Ms K Pillay

Purpose: To establishe efficient legislative and constitutional development in South Africa.

Master of the High Court

Chief Master: Mrs T Bezuidenhout (Acting)

Purpose: To direct the operations of the Masters of the High Court.

Office of the Chief Litigation Officer

CLO: Mr. Rodney Isaacs (Acting)

Purpose: To provide reliable, cost–effective and efficient litigation advice and representation to State and its organs.


Court Services

DDG: Adv JB Skosana

Purpose: To facilitate the adjudication of criminal, civil and family disputes through the provision of accessible, efficient and quality administrative support to the courts and management of facilities.

Consitutional Development

DDG: Ms K Pillay

Purpose: To promote, protect and entrench the Bill of Rights and to ensure the Department’s  international legal obligations are consistent with these rights and to uphold and advance constitutional democracy.

Corporate Services

DDG: Mr D Mpholo (Acting)

Purpose: To manage, guide and provide corporate services in the following functional areas.

- Office of the CFO
- Information Systems Management (ISM)
- Human Resources (HR)
- Public Education and Communication (PEC)
- Justice College

List of previous Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Director-Generals (since 1994)

Mr Ronald Lamola (29 May 2019 - to date)
Adv Tshililo Michael Masutha (25 May 2014 - 28 May 2019)
Mr Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe (11 May 2009 - 28 April 2014)
Mr Mohamed Enver Surty (25 Sep 2008-10 May 2009)
Ms Brigitte Mabandla (29 Apr 2004-24 Sep 2008)
Dr Penuell Maduna (17 Jun 1999- 27 Apr 2004)
Dr Dullah Omar (Apr 1994- Jun 1999)

Deputy Ministers
Mr John H Jeffery (9 Jul 2013 - to date)
Mr Andries C Nel (11 May 2009 - 8 Jul 2013)
Adv Johhny H de Lange (29 Apr 2004 - 10 May 2009)
Ms Cherly E Gillwald (17 Jun 1999 - 28 Apr 2004)
Dr. 'Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (Jul 1996 - May 1999)
Ms Sheila M Camerer (Mar-Jun 1996)
Mr Chirs Fismer (May 1994- Mar 1996)

Mr Vusi Madonsela (01 May 2016 - to date)
Ms Nonkululeko Sindane (02 Jan 2010- 29 Apr 2016)
Adv Menzi Simelane (Jun 2005 - Sep 2009)
Adv Vusi Pikoli (1999- Jun 2005)
Adv Jasper Noeth (1989 - 1999)