Corruption Watch made its submission to Parliament on 16 October 2019 with the aim of contributing to the appointment of the next deputy public protector. The incumbent Kevin Malunga’s term in office ends in December 2019.

Corruption Watch has launched a campaign to ensure that his replacement is appointed in a transparent way that allows for public participation and public influence. Our campaign is also aimed at assisting Parliament in finding a suitable deputy public protector.

There was an opportunity for members of the public to review the CVs of candidates This is an important step in the process of influencing the calibre of leaders appointed to key institutions.

Since 2016, Corruption Watch has been campaigning around the appointment processes of leaders to key crime and corruption fighting institutions in South Africa.

The objectives of our work are largely to ensure that candidates are appointed in a transparent manner, assessed against clear merit-based and objective criteria, and that avenues for public participation in appointment processes are made available.

To find out more about how the public participated in our DPP persona survey, who the 26 candidates are, and how they were vetted, click here: