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May 22, 2015
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Should South African offenders be able to dump their criminal records?

In a recent speech, Minister Masutha brought up what he called “the acid test for the country’s correctional system”: “the successful social reintegration of offenders as law-abiding citizens”. He stated that during the 2014|2015 year, 212 parolees and probationers were given “start-up tools to enable them to open their own businesses”.

The reason why such individuals would be encouraged to take an entrepreneurial route, other than a general employment problem, is clear: many South Africans balk at employing people with a criminal record. Masutha proposed beginning the discussion on a possible amendment to the Criminal Procedure Act to look at shortening the time in which a criminal record follows offenders around. He clarified that “our focus will remain on those who committed minor, and non-violent crimes”. 

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May 22, 2015
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Verifile celebrates 11th Birthday!

HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY VERIFILE!!

We celeberated in style with a BBQ, Pimms, Pamper sessions for all !!! oh and I forgot to mention the face painting and photo booth - Enjoy everyone!

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May 20, 2015
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Criminal Record Checks Banned On Foreign Murderers And Rapists Who Want To Be Minicab Drivers

Asylum seekers and refugees applying to be minicab drivers are exempt from criminal records checks, potentially allowing murderers and rapists to get behind the wheel. Rules laid down by Transport for London (TfL) mean refugees and those applying for asylum do not have to reveal whether they have a criminal history when trying to become a cab driver.

The legal loophole in an official application document on 'private hire driver licensing' says people coming to Britain will not be required to have their criminal convictions checked. The form states: 'With regards to overseas criminal records checks, no such checks will be made in respect of those applicants who declare that they are in possession of or who have applied for refugee or asylum status.' Campaigners called for a change in the guidelines, calling on all minicab drivers to undergo criminal checks.

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