Honour Public Prosecutor, Madonsela

2016-10-19 06:00

MANY of us note with sadness the retirement of Public Protector Dr Thulisile Madonsela at the conclusion of her seven-year term of office.

I feel that it would be fitting if she were to be invested with an order to commemorate her outstanding contribution to the life of our nation.

What comes to mind is the Order of the Baobab, traditionally awarded to South Africans who have distinguished themselves in say, nation-building or community service.

In the opinion of some, however, two things militate against such an award.

Firstly, her term of office did not have the longevity normally associated with the baobab. And, secondly, the award would have to be made by the president.



Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.


For the love of Corgis!

WATCH: 35 Corgi's to make your day! If they’re good enough for the Queen of England they’re good enough for us.



Can we communicate with our pets?
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.