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The ad hoc committee established to nominate a person for the appointment of public protector has announced the long-lost of candidates for the post. The committee received a total of 73 nominations and applications – seven candidates declined their nomination while others were not contactable so they could accept the nomination. These, and a number of others who were nominated verbally and have been declined, will be removed from the list.

The committee can safely say, therefore, that it has 59 candidates to be considered for short-listing. It is gratified not only with the number of names submitted, but also that there are more than 20 women among the candidates.

Members of the public are thus encouraged to scrutinise these names and CVs and send their comments or objections to, for the attention of Mr Vhonani Ramaano. The deadline for comments or objections is Friday, 8 July 2016.

Candidates will receive a questionnaire to complete and return to the committee. This information will help the committee to draw up the short-list and later, in the interviewing stage.

People who submit comments and objections are asked to disclose their identity in order to authenticate their submissions. It should also be borne in mind that, objections against a nominee or applicant will not be automatically used to eliminate a particular candidate. The committee will follow due process in validating such objections.

The list of candidates, in alphabetical order of surnames, is as follows:

1.    Mr Bernard Peter Agulhas

2.    Adv Rhulani Ralph Baloyi

3.    Ms Melanie Bernard (Fryer) (not contactable)

4.    Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller

5.    Mr Vincent James Botto

6.    Adv Nonkosi Princess Cetywayo

7.    Mr Raymond Edward Chalom

8.    Prof Pierre de Vos

9.    Judge Sirajudien Desai

10. Mr Phillip Dexter

11. Adv Pumeza Futshane

12. Adv Andrea Gabriel SC (not contactable)

13. Ms Nombonisa Gasa (nomination declined)

14. Adv Mathys Johannes Gildenhuys

15. Adv MT Goodman (nee’ Shai)

16. Ms Pregs Govender (nomination declined)

17. Adv Mojankunyane Gumbi (not contactable)

18. Prof Alexander Mzamo Gumbi

19. Adv Mark Andrew Hawyes

20. Mr Nick Haysom

21. Mr William Andrew Hofmeyr

22. Adv Zarina Kellerman (nee’ Prasadh)

23. Adv KB Kgoroeadira

24. Mr Ashook Kirpal

25. Mr Burt Silverston Laing

26. Ms Muvhango Lukhaimane

27. Mrs Graca Simbine Machel (nomination declined)

28. Adv Zwelethu Madasa (nomination declined)

29. Adv Thuli Madonsela (term not renewable)

30. Mr Prince Sefako Mafojane

31. Mr Zola Majavu (nomination declined)

32. Adv Mohale Joseph Maluleke

33. Adv Kevin Sifiso Malunga

34. Ms Lynnette Gail Marais

35. Ms Busisiwe Mkhwebane

36. Mr Vickqus Nkosikhona Mncube

37. Adv Hishaam Mohamed

38. Mrs M Mohlala-Mulaudzi

39. Justice Yvonne Mokgoro (nominated declined)

40. Adv Chris Madibeng Mokoditwa

41. Mr Ronnie Samuel Mokoena

42. Mr Thokwane Phineas Post Moloto

43. Mr Tjitlo Monaledi

44. Ms Audrey Mpofu

45. Adv Dali Mpofu SC

46. Adv Loyiso Khanyisa Bunye Mpumlwana

47. Mrs M Mthebule

48. Adv MM Mthembu

49. Mr Themba Phillip Mthethwa

50. Adv Philani Pilatu Sydney Mthethwa

51. Ms Janine Kim Myburgh

52. Mr Krish Naidoo

53. Mr Gerrie Nel (nomination declined)

54. Mr Nhlanhla Nene (nomination declined)

55. Mr Malcolm John Sphiwe Nhleko

56. Ms Sophy Moipone Noko

57. Ms Vuyokazi Pamella Noncembu

58. Ms Nokuthula Sincercia Nwaoshai

59. Mr Mthuthuzeki Moshesh Nyiki

60. Mrs Jill Claudelle Oliphant

61. Adv Vusi Pikoli (nomination declined)

62. Ms Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh

63. Mr Tshepiso David Humphrey Ramphele

64. Mr Riaz Achmed Saloojee

65. Mr Jonas Ben Sibanyoni

66. Mr Boiki-John Tamako

67. Ms Bawinile May Thabethe (nomination declined)

68. Adv Tseliso Thipanyane

69. Adv Randal Titus

70. Mr Khunoana Harry Tswago

71. Mr Vuyisa Vuza

72. Mr Hermanus Lambertus Waldicks

73. Justice Sharise Weiner