Justice Department Suspends Electronic Payment System Amid Security Breach

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DJCOD) has announced the temporary suspension of its electronic payment system for third-party funds, including child support, following an attempt to compromise the system. An investigation into the incident is currently underway.

In response to this development, child support recipients are encouraged to immediately visit the nearest court with their original identification documents to receive manual payments until electronic service is fully restored.

DJCOD has established a dedicated forensic team to thoroughly investigate any suspicious activity, with a commitment to strengthening its systems to prevent and mitigate the risk of future breaches. The department extends its sincere apologies to all beneficiaries for any inconvenience caused and appreciates their patience and understanding during this period.

In other news, DJCOD Minister Ronald Lamola will preside over the launch and renaming of the revamped Justice College this morning. The event will be attended by the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Sihle Zikalala, and the vice president of the Constitutional Court, Mandisa Maya.

Established in 1957, Justice College has become a reputable institution offering comprehensive training programs for legal professionals. Originally known as Judicial Training, it now encompasses various aspects of legal education, including specialized training for judicial officers, prosecutors and interpreters.

The Justice College’s influence extends beyond South Africa’s borders: officials from Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, the Republic of South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda regularly attend courses, fostering regional collaboration.

The renovated faculty has state-of-the-art training facilities, ensuring an optimal learning environment for future legal professionals.