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 >

Meet your public protector ad hoc committee

The political parties which comprise the ad-hoc committee. On 24 May the National Assembly appointed an ad-hoc committee to oversee the appointment process for a new public protector. The non-renewable seven-year term of incumbent Thuli Madonsela comes to an end in October 2016 and a successor must take over. After weeks of scrutinising, shortlisting and Read more >

Correspondence with public protector ad hoc committee

At the end of May, once we knew who would be serving on the ad hoc committee to oversee the public protector appointment, we wrote to the committee expressing our support, and making a request or two. Committee chairperson Makhosi Khoza sent us a cordial reply, saying that our interest was appreciated, and that the Read more >

Who will fill Thuli Madonsela’s shoes?

By Kavisha Pillay, project manager, Bua Mzansi campaign If staff at the Office of the Public Protector had their way, a high court judge would be their new boss, according to a survey by civil society organisation Corruption Watch. This is the view of most of the staff working with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, whose Read more >

Upcoming vacancy: public protector

The ad hoc committee established to nominate a candidate for the position of public protector would like to inform South Africans that the advertisement calling for nominations or applications for the post is now available. South Africans are reminded to take note of the closing time and date, which is 16h00 on 24 June 2016, Read more >

PP candidates’ names to be published

The ad hoc committee established to nominate a person for the appointment of public protector has agreed to publish names of people that would have been nominated or applied to serve as the new public protector, said Parliament yesterday in a statement. Committee chairperson Dr Makhosi Khoza said publishing the names of nominees or applicants Read more >

Corporate SA not taking ethics seriously enough

The 2016 South African Business Ethics Survey was released yesterday at the sixth annual ethics conference, hosted in Johannesburg by the Ethics Institute, who also published the report. This is the fourth edition, following on the 2002, 2009 and 2013 surveys, and was conducted between June 2015 and April 2016. The annual conference boasted speakers Read more >