Public Protector suspends Free State head after he calls on her to resign

2020-03-12 09:58

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has placed the head of her Free State office on precautionary suspension after he wrote an official letter calling on her to resign.

Courts are being abused to weaken the Public Protector's office, says Mkhwebane

2020-03-06 07:29

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said courts are being abused by politicians.

Mkhwebane's comments on removal proceedings show 'exceptionally poor understanding of the law' - DA

2020-01-28 18:10

The DA says it is "unsurprised" by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's statement in which she labels the parliamentary process to consider her removal "unconstitutional".

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".

Colonialism tweet: Mkhwebane 'pleased' with court ruling dismissing Zille application to have report set aside

2019-11-05 16:57

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has welcomed the Gauteng High Court's dismissal of former Western Cape premier Helen Zille's application to have her report on Zille's controversial colonialism tweets reviewed and set aside.

Judgment reserved as Ramaphosa, Mkhwebane duel over public protector's powers

2019-08-01 22:32

While lawyers for president Cyril Ramaphosa argued he is justified in putting remedial action against Minister Pravin Gordhan on hold, the public protector's legal team said the president must take action against the minister of public enterprises.

Mkhwebane vs Reserve Bank: No sign of life at the ConCourt

2019-07-10 06:03

There are no signs the Constitutional Court is preparing to deliver judgment in the case between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the South African Reserve Bank in the Absa-Bankorp lifeboat matter.

Regulator slams Mkhwebane over ‘biased’ report, heads to high court

2019-06-09 10:39

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority has filed papers to review and set aside a report which it contends was conducted in bad faith by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane after she made findings of impropriety and maladministration against it.

Mkhwebane explains why she didn't send delegation to Parliament

2018-06-06 18:29

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has attempted to clarify her reasons for not sending a delegation to Parliament in her stead, after she requested a late postponement due to a "family emergency".

WATCH: New Estina probe to target Magashule and Zwane

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and former Cabinet minister Mosebenzi Zwane are to face a fresh probe into their roles in the Estina dairy farm matter.

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Ramaphosa's lawyer on Mkhwebane defeat: 'If it weren't so tragic it would be a joke'

2020-03-10 16:40

This is the third judgment which has gone against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in a big case.

Mkhwebane denies allegations of interference made by her staff

2020-02-20 18:40

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has denied allegations of interference made by the Public Servants Association.

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.

Mkhwebane welcomes release of 'rogue unit' report to her by state security minister

2019-11-15 21:30

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says Minister of State Security Ayanda Dlodlo has handed her a redacted version of the Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report, which found that the so-called SARS "rogue unit" was unlawful.

Estina dairy farm: I was approached last week to help with Public Protector probe, says ex-agriculture head

2019-08-15 20:14

The former head of the Free State department of agriculture, Peter Thabethe, has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that he had been summoned by the Public Protector's office last week to give evidence about the Estina dairy farm case.

Mkhwebane and Ramaphosa to square off in court over Gordhan

2019-08-01 08:08

The matter relates to a report issued by the Public Protector in late May, which found that the then finance minister was not authorised to approve the early retirement with full benefits of ex-SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay in 2010

Public Protector spokesperson says labelling Mkhwebane incompetent borders on contempt

2019-06-09 16:11

Oupa Segalwa was responding to a statement by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, which argued a public protector report was reviewable due to either perceived bias or 'gross incompetence and negligence'.

Mkhwebane considers appealing ruling setting aside Estina report

2019-05-20 21:24

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is considering appealing the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria's ruling of setting aside her Estina Dairy Farm Project report, her office has said.

Tshwane ANC calls on Public Protector to release findings on city's chief of staff

2018-05-17 13:54

The ANC in Tshwane has called on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to release her findings into the appointment of the city's chief of staff.

R300m meant for the indigent wasted under cover of Mandela funeral - Public Protector

2017-12-04 20:27

Funds allocated for the provision of running water, electricity, sanitation, ablution facilities and the replacement of mud-schools, as well as the refurbishment of hospitals, was wasted by Eastern Cape provincial government officials under the cover of late president Nelson Mandela's funeral in 2013.

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