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CIEX Public Protector Complaint

The Justice and Correctional Services Portfolio Committee National Assembly Parliament Cape Town By email   16th January 2017 Dear Honourable Members, RE: The first provisional report of the new Public Protector concerning our Ciex complaint We campaign for accountability and responsiveness as “Accountability Now”. We persuaded the previous Public Protector in July 2011 to reopen […]

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Complaint to Public Protector Regarding Maladministration on the Part of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)

Complaint letter from IFAISA addressed to the Public Protector : dated 16th May 2013 Letters to and from the IEC before complaint to Public Protector regarding maladministration on the part of the IEC: Letter from IFAISA addressed to the Chairperson of the IEC : dated 18th February 2013 Letter from the IEC addressed to IFAISA […]

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How many times can the Public Protector lose in court?

Paul Hoffman | 09 October 2020 Paul Hoffman writes on Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s latest legal setback A Full Bench of the Western Cape High Court has sent the Public Protector packing, again, refusing her all forms of interdictory relief she claimed against both president and parliament in Part A of her case. The court also warned […]

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Why Accountability Now has laid charges against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 5 August 2019 • DailyMaverick The brouhaha surrounding the credibility and suitability for high office of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has reached a crescendo of ugly noise in which the facts and applicable legal principles seem to be playing an increasingly irrelevant role. In order to concentrate the minds of […]

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The powers of the Public Protector

By Paul Hoffman* Now that the high jinks of Busisiwe Mkhwebane, our current Public Protector, have been characterised as both dishonest and indicative of her incompetence by our highest court and by our long-suffering and chronically persecuted Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, it is an opportune time to take stock of what should be […]

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Parliament asked to speed up Public Protector removal after ConCourt ruling

2019-07-22 15:13 Jan Gerber After a damning Constitutional Court ruling against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Monday, some political parties and civil society organisations want the parliamentary process to remove her from office expedited and struck off the advocates roll. The court upheld a personal costs order against Mkhwebane and, in a majority ruling, found […]

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LETTER: Public protector can police the executive

The office has the power to investigate allegations of money laundering 09 July 2019 – 05:02 Business Day Genevieve Quintal is mistaken to think the public protector does not have jurisdiction to investigate money laundering (or indeed any criminal activity) on the part of a member of the executive (“Legal costs: president could set an […]

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