Effective e-Government 2009

Telkom enables modernisation of justice

With the old Government Common Core Network in urgent need of upgrade and modernisation four years ago, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development turned to Telkom and its VPN Supreme for a host of benefits, including significant cost savings and enhanced efficiency.

22 September 2009

During this time, the IP-based VPN grew to accommodate more converged services, as dictated by DOJ&CD’s requirements – most recently, video remand.

As with its counterparts around the world, the South African legal system has for centuries relied extensively on paper and manual processes. Laws, statutes and court judgments are all on paper and stored in libraries, where they are often inaccessible to ordinary citizens. The courts and prison administration systems are vast and complex, generating massive volumes of paperwork from connected, yet disparate sources – the police service, courts and correctional services.

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