Madonsela honoured on Time 100

2014-04-24 14:48
Thuli Madonsela (Picture: Volksblad)

Thuli Madonsela (Picture: Volksblad)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

Cape Town – Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has joined the likes of Hilary Clinton, Edward Snowden and even Miley Cyrus on Time magazine’s The 100 Most Influential People.

Every year Time identifies individuals, from pioneers to icons, whose ideas and talents are changing the world.

This year she is the only South African to make it to the list.

In Time’s piece on her written by Lamido Sanusi former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Madonsela is described as “an inspirational example of what African public officers need to be”.

He said as the public protector, it is her ability to address corruption in high places that has made her a fearless leader and which has secured her on Time’s 100 list.

Earlier this year Madonsela found that President Jacob Zuma and his family had unduly benefited from the R246m upgrade of his private Nkandla estate in Nkandla.

She had also recommended Zuma pay back portion of the cost.

Sanusi also calls Madonsela courageous and a patriot, who gives hope to the future of the African continent.

‘Humbled’

Madonsela’s spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi told Sapa: “Humbled by the gesture, the public protector said she was taken by surprise that the modest efforts of her office were not only being recognised at home but elsewhere in the world too."

Madonsela said, like other accolades bestowed upon her, her inclusion in the US publication's list was not just a recognition of her contribution as an individual.

"It is an acknowledgement of the selfless efforts of the public protector team at large."

Sapa reported that Madonsela and her team would continue to draw inspiration from the fact that their efforts in helping government find and eradicate maladministration did not go unnoticed.

The full list would appear in the 5 May issue of Time.

Madonsela, along with the other people selected for the list, have been invited to attend the Time 100 Gala in New York on Tuesday, 29 April, where the list will be officially announced.

Masibi said: "She plans to use the opportunity to meet and share good practice and experiences with the officials from the World Bank’s Anti-Corruption Unit, the office of the New York Inspector General and the Washington DC Investigation Unit, among other people."

Other African leaders who managed to make it on Time 100 include: Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Kenyan activist Ory Okolloh and Egypt’s Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

- News24
Read more on:    time magazine  |  lamido sanusi  |  thuli madonsela  |  media
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
143 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

New GIF keyboard on iOS for added fun!

Soon sending an LOL! or facepalm will be so much more fun!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Puppy goes crazy over iPad game
Printable solar panels will bring exciting new opportunities!
Now there’s a special lane for texting while walking
LOL! 7 brutally honest texts from parents

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

As the Moon moves out of restless Gemini into sensitive Cancer today you are able to relax your active mind and be more receptive...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.

Settings

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.