Ronald Lamola is SA's youngest Minister of Justice and Correctional Services since the dawn of democracy.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's new Justice and Correctional Services Minister says, at some stage, he felt like ditching politics.
Ronald Lamola says his journey hasn't been short of trials and tribulations.
Lamola is South Africa's youngest Minister of Justice and Correctional Services since the dawn of democracy.
The minister says he has big plans for his portfolio.
He wants black legal firms to have equal procurement shares, just like their white counterparts.
"That one is non-negotiable, the empowerment of black practitioners within 25 years of democracy," he said.
"We have to look at why it did not happen and go into the implementation because policies are there.
"What we are good at is to make policies, but we also have to be good at implementing policies."
He says the same applies to the private sector.