It's been a long, hard and expensive slog, but next week former president Jacob Zuma will finally get what he's always wanted: his day in court.
In the weeks leading up to the ANC's national elective conference at Nasrec in December 2017, a sophisticated listening device went missing from the highly secure State Security Agency's headquarters.
Lawyers for SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay intend writing to the North Gauteng deputy judge president about a report that a judge was taken off a case because she allegedly made disparaging remarks about the Public Protector in a judgment.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini did not deliberately mislead Parliament when she stated the Sassa would be ready to take over the management of the grants payment system from Cash Paymaster Service.
Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride's hat is in the ring to become the next Deputy Public Protector. He intends taking on review a report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane, he stated earlier this week.
The parliamentary subcommittee tasked with the review of the National Assembly rules has raised concern over the lack of clear definitions relating to the ground upon which a Chapter 9 official can be removed.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a challenge to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to come clean on how she got hold of his private emails surrounding the CR17 campaign.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane remains defiant as Parliament explores the establishment of mechanisms to remove sitting heads of Chapter 9 institutions.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's order that the NPA must investigate money laundering in President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC presidential campaign infringes on the mandate of the NPA, says Shamila Batohi.
The ANC and DA are singing from the same hymn sheet that the process to remove a head of a Chapter 9 institution, such as the Public Protector, needs to be fair.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says there is no truth in the belief that she is targeting President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
The State Security Agency's controversial Special Operations Unit, previously headed up by the equally controversial Thulani Dlomo, reported directly to former president Jacob Zuma, according to the Inspector General of Intelligence.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that UCT was at fault more than three years after student Mosimanegape Boyz Madiba drowned during a training session with the university's rowing team.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's attempt to withdraw her appeal in the Constitutional Court against a High Court judgment regarding remedial action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has reportedly failed.
A bid by State Security minister Ayanda Dlodlo could provide a boost to Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan in clearing his name.
The MP who nominated Busisiwe Mkhwebane to the ad hoc committee that elected a new Public Protector has distanced his party from her nomination, saying he did not know her when he nominated her.
The Financial Intelligence Centre gave Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane far more financial information relating to bank accounts used by President Cyril Ramaphosa's successful CR17 campaign than what she had initially asked for.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly questioned Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's political motives for investigating him for money laundering in relation to donations for his ANC presidential campaign.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says President Cyril Ramaphosa's lawyers are litigating "through the media", after it emerged that the president's legal team had accused Mkhwebane of unlawfully obtaining Financial Intelligence Centre information.
The Public Protector's office is facing a lawsuit of R350 000 after a Limpopo man claims he was allegedly assaulted at the Polokwane offices when he objected an outcome of his complaint, the Sunday Times reported.
If I don't agree with the verdict of the court, I still have an obligation to read it and engage with its specific reasoning. Anything short of that is just a slander against the judge, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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