Bua Mzansi –
Our Deputy Public Protector campaign
Speak up, South Africa!
What’s it all about?
In 2019, Corruption Watch is embarking on a nationwide public awareness campaign to highlight the upcoming appointment of a new deputy public protector. The non-renewable seven-year term of our esteemed deputy public protector, Kevin Malunga, ends in October 2019.
We plan to ensure his replacement is appointed in a transparent manner and is influenced by public opinion. We will campaign to ensure that candidates are properly vetted, that they are qualified and suitable for the post, and that the entire process takes place in the public spotlight.
AWARENESS: our public awareness campaign will highlight the role of the Office of the Public Protector, its functions and responsibilities, as well as illustrate how the public can help to nominate candidates for the position.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: we will create avenues for people to participate in the appointment of the new public protector through new media technologies and traditional mobilising methods.
TRANSPARENCY: we will campaign to ensure that candidates are properly vetted, that they are qualified and suitable for the post, and that the entire process takes place in the public spotlight.
The deputy public protector must be as qualified as the head of the 0ffice. The requirements for the position are:
The deputy of the office has to be held to as high standards as the public protector themselves.