ARTICLES RELATING TO PUBLIC PROTECTOR

Pieter du Toit: How Pravin Gordhan became the principal enemy of the state capture project

2020-01-14 06:30

When he was finance minister, he had to time and again fend off attempts to capture the Treasury and reconfigure the fiscus. He used the office of the chief procurement officer at the Treasury to clamp down on illegal, fruitless and wasteful expenditure and tried to keep a rein on rampant expenditure, which created many enemies who wanted to keep on pillaging state resources, writes Pieter du Toit.

Mkhwebane tried to usurp power from Parliament - Tsenoli

2020-01-09 22:25

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Lechesa Tsenoli says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s remedial orders in the Bosasa report overreached on the powers of Parliament.

Mkhwebane welcomes Press Ombudsman ruling in her favour in Daily Maverick complaint

2020-01-08 14:32

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane welcomed a ruling in her favour by the Press Ombudsman of South Africa, after a complaint that her office's right of reply was not published by online publication Daily Maverick.

Public Protector CEO Vussy Mahlangu resigns

2020-01-03 18:49

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane confirmed that her office's CEO, Vussy Mahlangu, has resigned.

State Capture 2.0: SSA agent confirms key details of whistleblower's Public Protector, Reserve Bank affidavit

2019-12-17 06:32

A key official confirms aspects of a whistleblower’s shock claims of improper conduct by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and sheds new light on her relationship with the spy agency.

EXCLUSIVE: Busisiwe Mkhwebane ordered senior investigator 'to remove information' on Ace, Zwane in Estina report

2019-12-15 09:59

Whistleblower blows the lid on how the Public Protector allegedly cooked the Estina investigation.

High Court dismisses Public Protector's Estina dairy farm leave to appeal bid

2019-12-13 13:41

The Public Protector's application for leave to appeal the scathing Estina dairy farm judgment has been dismissed with costs.

Mkhwebane: Lowlight of the year was ConCourt personal costs order

2019-12-12 16:39

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has reflected on the work her office has done this past year, saying it received positive feedback from the Auditor General and that much of the backlog in the office is clear. However, the personal costs order which the Constitutional Court granted against her is a low point.

Ousting Mkhwebane: Modise to consider DA request in the new year

2019-12-11 20:34

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise will consider the DA's request and draft a substantive motion for the removal of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

DA asks speaker to institute removal proceedings against Mkhwebane

2019-12-06 21:09

Three days after the National Assembly adopted rules to remove the head of a Chapter 9 institution, the DA wrote to Speaker Thandi Modise to ask that removal proceedings be instituted against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane.

 

Public Protector steps in to help families get running water five years after taps run dry

2020-01-14 05:44

After five years without running water, seven Limpopo homes have been reconnected to the municipal water supply network.

Mkhwebane 'driven by reckless determination to malign' Ramaphosa, say lawyers - report

2020-01-08 18:43

Lawyers acting for President Cyril Ramaphosa in his legal battle against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane say she is driven by a "reckless determination to malign" him, Business Day reports.

5 things to watch out for in Parliament in 2020

2020-01-05 10:00

Another turbulent year is expected for Parliament. Here are five of the issues the national legislature will grapple with this year.

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the whistleblower taking a stand against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

2019-12-22 06:38

Months before deposing to an explosive affidavit flaying the conduct of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the man behind the revelations was part of a secret battle to hold Mkhwebane accountable.

Mkhwebane rejects claims investigators were forced to remove adverse findings against Magashule, Zwane from Estina report

2019-12-15 16:54

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has dismissed claims that critical information implicating ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and former minister Mosebenzi Zwane in the Vrede dairy farm scheme was removed from the Public Protector's report by her instruction.

EXCLUSIVE: How the State Security Agency 'instructed' Busisiwe Mkhwebane to make Reserve Bank, Absa findings

2019-12-15 07:10

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s controversial June 2017 order directing Parliament to amend the Constitution to change the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank was handed to her on a piece of paper by a State Security Agency official.

SARB hits back at Mkhwebane's claims of 'challenges' in VBS probe - report

2019-12-13 08:12

The South African Reserve Bank has hit back at Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, saying it already responded to her in September and is awaiting her feedback regarding the VBS Mutual Bank saga, according to a report.

Mkhwebane vs Baloyi: Court dismisses urgent application, says it does not have jurisdiction to hear it

2019-12-12 13:33

In the battle between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane by her axed COO, Basani Baloyi, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an urgent application Baloyi had lodged against her former boss.

Public Protector Estina judgment reached because of the poor and vulnerable, judge says

2019-12-11 18:18

Judge Ronel Tolmay had exercised her judicial discretion too far when granting a personal cost order against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

SARS' refusal to hand over Zuma's tax records could 'attract criminal sanctions' - Mkhwebane

2019-12-06 19:20

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane maintains she does have the power to obtain former president Jacob Zuma's tax information from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) whose refusal to provide it could result in "criminal sanctions".

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