Public Protector

Mandosela on Global List of Extraordinary Women

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was announced as one of the "five extraordinary women who are responding to leadership challenges of the 21st century" by the Tällberg Foundation.
 
Reacting to the announcement on Wednesday Madonsela said: "Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude at the news of being selected as one of the five Tällberg Global Leaders. It is an enormous privilege to receive such an honour."
 

Public Protector Candidates Urged to Quit Politics

Corruption Watch says the Public Protector candidates’ political affiliations will create a lack of confidence from the public.

The organisation states that as a parliamentary ad-hoc committee begins shortlisting 62 candidates to fill the role of public protector when Thuli Madonsela’s term ends in October, the contenders with political affiliations must resign from their respective parties.

Corruption Watch’s Bua Mzansi Campaign coordinator, Kavisha Pillay, says their campaign aims to oversee transparency by the ad-hoc committee formed to deal with the appointment.

​Madonsela to be Honoured for Fighting Corruption

Reports say that South Africa’s Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, who took on President Jacob Zuma over the use of taxpayers' money to upgrade his home, will be awarded the prestigious prize for her commitment to fighting corruption.

As the public protector, Madonsela has worked tirelessly to protect the public from corruption and incompetence by government institutions and officials.

She will be awarded the German Africa Foundation's annual prize for exceptional contributions to promoting peace, democracy and human rights.

Zuma Accused Over Nkandla Recommendations

A Cape Town nonprofit organisation has accused President Jacob Zuma of acting unlawfully and irrationally by not implementing the public protector’s recommendation he should pay back a portion of the money spent to upgrade his Nkandla homestead.

The president is set to fight legal battles in both the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria and the Constitutional Court centrering around the powers of Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela.

PP Apologises for Tutu Lecture Fracas

Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, has apologised to the Desmond and Leah Tutu Peace Foundation for the temporary disruption during the Fifth Annual Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture at the University of the Western Cape.

"Firstly I want to apologise on behalf of the public protector‘s office that the drama that started a few weeks ago with regard to our work has been brought here,” explains Madonsela.

'Person of Integrity' Award for Madonsela

The Corruption Watch says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, will be honoured with Amnesty International's 'Person of Integrity' award for 2014.

Corruption Watch executive director, David Lewis, points out that, "Given the recent attacks on the public protector and her office, one of the crucial anti-corruption institutions in our constitutional democracy, this award represents a gratifying show of support from the global community."

Madonsela to Testify in SABC Crises Inquiry

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will be one of the witnesses called to testify in the inquiry into the crisis at the SABC.

Parliament’s ad hoc committee‚ which has been tasked with holding the inquiry‚ met for the first time on Tuesday to finalise the programme and witness list.

The meeting took place as news emerged that two more SABC board members had resigned‚ leaving the board of the troubled broadcaster with just one member — chairman Mbulaheni Maguvhe.

SJC March Against State Capture

The Social Justice Coalition marched on Tuesday to demand that Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane oppose any delays to the release of her predecessor's “state capture” report.

The march to the public protector and NPA’s offices in Cape Town was bolstered by other organisations, including housing crisis group Ndifuna Ukwazi.

The marchers demanded that National Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate Shaun Abrahams resign, and that corruption charges be reinstated against President Jacob Zuma.

Madonsela Threatens Legal Action Over Motsoeneng

Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, says her office will be taking legal action against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board following the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng to a senior executive position.

"The starting point will be to find out what was the process of appointing him. Was that position vacant, what were the requirements before he was appointed to it," explains Madonsela.

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