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Corruption Watch welcomes Mkhwebane’s appointment

06 October 2016 Corruption Watch congratulates Advocate Busisiwe Joyce Mkhwebane on her appointment as the new public protector. Mkhwebane was officially appointed today by President Jacob Zuma. Her seven-year term takes effect on 15 October 2016. Early this year, Corruption Watch launched a mass public awareness campaign, Bua Mzansi, aimed at ensuring that the selection Read more >

One more step for incoming public protector

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is one step away from being named as South Africa’s new public protector. Last night the National Assembly gave her the 60% majority yes vote that she needed to make her appointment all but permanent. Her nomination was officially approved with 263 votes in favour to 79 against and one abstention. President Read more >

Survey: what people want from our new protector

For the past six months Corruption Watch’s public awareness and engagement campaign, Bua Mzansi, has focused on the appointment of a new public protector as the incumbent, Thuli Madonsela, ends her term in office on 19 October 2016. The Office of the Public Protector is tasked with investigating improper practices at any level of government, Read more >

Interviews signal final stages of PP appointment process

10 August 2016 On Thursday 11 August, a Parliamentary ad hoc committee will interview 14 candidates that have been shortlisted for the position of public protector. The interviews will commence at 07h45 and can be viewed on Parliament’s television and YouTube channel. Earlier this year, Corruption Watch launched its Bua Mzansi campaign to ensure that Read more >

Nkandla bill to be settled in 45 days

President Jacob Zuma must now fork out nearly R8-million from his own pocket to pay a portion of the Nkandla costs – the Constitutional Court has approved this amount, submitted to it a month ago by the National Treasury. On Tuesday the court’s registrar sent a letter to Webber Wentzel attorneys, the firm that handled Corruption Watch’s Read more >

CW urges public participation in selecting new protector

Following the recent announcement of the nominated candidates for the post of public protector by Parliament’s ad hoc committee, Corruption Watch urges the public to participate in the appointment process by endorsing or raising objections to candidates by 16h00 on 8 July 2016. The ad hoc committee placed adverts in newspapers across the country, calling Read more >

Nominees and applicants for the public protector announced

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 Read more >

Zuma gets his Nkandla bill

Jacob Zuma’s portion of the Nkandla bill is a scant R7.8-million, says the National Treasury. The state purse-keeper submitted its report to the Constitutional Court on Monday, keeping to the deadline of 28 June. The amount is the equivalent of three years’ presidential salary. It now lies with the Constitutional Court to approve the determined Read more >

CW’s Bua Mzansi campaign bears fruit

EDITORIAL First published in Business Day Protector selection too important to be left to MPs The full list of nominees to replace Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will be announced on Tuesday. But the fact that 72 nominations have been received is a welcome reflection of the degree of interest and engagement in this very important Read more >