A week long annual Magistrates conference started today in Windhoek, under the theme: “ The changing face of the Magistracy; Balancing independence and Accountability”. The conference will focus on building capacity of magistrates and strengthening the Magistrates Courts system in Namibia in order to create a stronger, more effective judicial process in our civil and criminal justice sector. Ockert Jansen the Communications Officer at the office of the judiciary gave his comment to Future Media News.