Govt defers high tech use in courts

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Hopes of Batswana having easy access to court records have been quashed as the project to implement high technology use in courts has been deferred.

The government has rescinded its decision to introduce digital court recordings and video conferencing in the local courts of law. The reforms, to improve the speed of justice dispensation, were earmarked for implementation in the 2009/10 budget.

However, the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Dikgakgamatso Seretse on Monday told parliament that due to budget constraints such reforms cannot be implemented.

He told the house that the recent economic downturn has had an adverse impact on [continue reading]


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