Public Protector team visit Underberg

2015-11-04 06:00

THE team from the Office of the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, in KZN visited Underberg last week during the National Good Governance Week which aims to promote good governance and integrity in all state affairs and educate the public about the Public Protector’s services and role.

Media officer in the office, Phindile Mavuso said Public Protector Good Governance Week started on 19 until 23 October, and the Public Protector aims to increase public awareness about the existence, mandate and services of the institution.

“Section 182(4) of the Republic of South Africa, calls on the Public Protector to be accessible to all persons and communities. So Good Governance Week is in line with that sections of our Constitution,” Mavuso said.

She said this year’s theme for the campaign is “20 Years of Protecting the Public; Successes, Challenges and the Road Ahead”.

“The focus areas for this year was Umgungundlovu District Municipality, Mpendle and KwaSani local municipalities. During the week the team made unannounced visits to Department of Social Development and Sassa in Underberg and Mpendle,” she said.

“Two workshops, with officials from the Departments of Social Development, Sassa, agriculture, health, SAPS and other stakeholders in Underberg, were conducted in which the mandate of the Public Protector was presented and officials had an opportunity to ask questions about the operations of the Public Protector.”

The team also visited the Underberg taxi rank where flyers with information about the mandate of the Public Protector were distributed and an opportunity was presented for the community to lodge complaints with the Public Protector if complaints existed.

“During our interaction with people, issues such as the lack of water supply in some areas, the lack of fencing for livestock and roads not being properly constructed and tarred were raised, and we will be forwarding them to our office to see how interventions can be made,” she said.

Join the conversation! 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

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
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 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.