Offender reintegration programmes have become a mainstay of the criminal justice system, globally. They are embraced as a proactive way to reduce crime and re-offending. This paper explores ex-offenders’ views on offender reintegration programmes in which they participated in Johannesburg, South Africa. Based on a qualitative study in which data was gathered using in-depth interviews and thematically analysed, this current paper discusses ex-offenders’ views on how they experienced reintegration programmes. The findings of the study clearly show that there are inherent systemic weaknesses and loopholes in the design of reintegration programmes, which compromises the realization and enjoyment of basic human rights of ex-offenders.