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Public protector Thuli Madonsela yesterday released her report into irregularities, including corruption, maladministration and improper conduct, at the South African Post Office (Sapo). She found that some of the allegations were substantiated, while others were without substance. Titled Postponed Delivery, the report related mainly to the ten-year lease for Sapo’s new head office at Eco Read more >

Bua Mzansi gets public involved

Corruption Watch today launched a mass public awareness and mobilisation campaign, Bua Mzansi, in a bid to ensure that the Office of the Public Protector remains a safely guarded cornerstone of South Africa’s democracy when the new public protector takes office later this year. The launch took place at Constitution Hill, the seat of South Read more >

Corruption Watch joins EFF and DA as amicus in Nkandla matter

Corruption Watch has been granted leave to intervene as amicus curiae or a friend of the court in the EFF and DA’s application to enforce the public protector’s findings in the Nkandla report. The organisation’s primary interest in this matter is in respect of compliance by state officials and the president with the public protector’s Read more >

Launch of public protector campaign: Bua Mzansi

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Office of the Public Protector, as a key Chapter Nine institution, performs a critical function in protecting and supporting democracy in South Africa. The nomination and selection of a new public protector this year, to replace Thuli Madonsela, who ends her term of office on 19 October 2016, presents an opportunity to Read more >

Madonsela: youth can change the system

Corruption Watch, in partnership with youth content agency Livity Africa, held a Youth Dialogue to celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December. The event took place at The Orbit Jazz Club and Bistro in Braamfontein. Young leaders from around the country, as well as Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, engaged in a robust discussion about the Read more >

Muthambi goes all out for Motsoeneng

Our zero this week is the minister of communications, Faith Muthambi. She is planning to waste more taxpayers’ money in an appeal against the High Court ruling of last week, which found that the appointment of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng – made by Muthambi – is unlawful and irrational. Muthambi and Motsoeneng have courted controversy Read more >

Madonsela launches CSI project for NGGW 2015

National Good Governance Week 2015 is under way. This year it runs under the theme 20 years of protecting public: success, challenges and the road ahead. The campaign aims to promote good governance and integrity in all state affairs and put the issue on the national debate. It also aims to raise awareness and encourage Read more >

SCA clarifies the legal effect of PP findings

By Pierre De Vos First published on Constitutionally Speaking It is not easy to engage in a clear-eyed and unemotional discussion of any court judgment that deals with the legal status of the findings and remedial action issued by the office of the public protector. It may therefore be of some value to try and Read more >

CW welcomes judgment on protector’s powers

Corruption Watch welcomes today’s Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in the matter between Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the Democratic Alliance, in which the public protector’s powers were found to be binding. We laud the decision which found that in the absence of a review application, state and public institutions may not simply ignore the public protector’s Read more >