Mpumelelo Mkhabela: Only ANC caucus can give SA a public protector who is fit and proper

2019-08-23 06:00

The ANC caucus will for the first time since the sixth Parliament was inaugurated, deliberate on an issue that has far-reaching implications for our democracy: the removal from office of the Public Protector, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Removing Busisiwe Mkhwebane as Public Protector is not so easy – DA

2019-08-17 19:21

The DA's outgoing federal executive chairperson James Selfe says the party has been warned that it cannot just rely on adverse court findings against embattled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to have her booted out of office.

ANALYSIS: 'Inept and negligent' Mkhwebane causing serious damage to her office

2019-08-16 12:29

Inept, negligent and contemptuous of taxpayers. The credibility and reputation of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was on Thurday dealt another blow when the Gauteng High Court made a personal costs order against her – the second in as many weeks. A parliamentary inquiry cannot be far off.

Crowdfunding for Mkhwebane’s legal fees passes R100 000 mark

2019-08-14 17:54

The crowdfunding campaign to raise money for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's legal costs has gained momentum, surpassing the R100 000 mark.

Judge to rule on Ramaphosa vs. Mkhwebane battle over Gordhan

2019-08-08 05:00

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will today rule on the urgent application brought by President Cyril Ramaphosa against the Public Protector in the matter relating to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and former deputy tax boss Ivan Pillay.

Bosasa report: Public Protector won't fight Ramaphosa's interdict bid, but she's 'not backing down'

2019-08-07 12:28

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will not oppose President Cyril Ramaphosa's urgent court application for an interim interdict against her Bosasa report.

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked emails reveal who Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign asked for money

2019-08-03 10:31

Leaked emails from the heart of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful 2017 ANC presidential campaign reveal the names of some of his potential donors and undermine the defence that Ramaphosa was kept at arm's length of his funders

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.

The DA's case for the Public Protector and against Busisiwe Mkhwebane

2019-08-01 05:00

Nothing has changed regarding the constitutional mandate of the Public Protector. The office is still “one of the most invaluable constitutional gifts to our nation” and the DA will continue to refer complaints to it, writes John Steenhuisen.

High court ruling affirms Gordhan's rights, says legal team

2019-07-29 18:55

The legal team adds that Gordhan doubts the Public Protector's "competence, integrity, legal literacy and Constitutional grasp of her powers, duties and functions".


Thuli Madonsela's Showmax documentary is an authentic display of gravitas and empathy

2019-08-20 19:01

South Africans can be proud that Thuli Madonsela is one of our own.

Estina dairy farm: Public Protector takes to Twitter to defend herself following costs ruling

2019-08-16 15:50

Following a Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruling which found that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and her office should pay for legal costs in the Estina dairy farm project, her office has taken to Twitter to defend itself.

ANALYSIS: The battles of the Public Protector: Why the law must win

2019-08-15 18:15

The Public Protector claims to be aware of the value of the law. She has frequently claimed to be fulfilling her constitutional duty of investigating corruption "without fear or favour". Her track record in the courts suggests something else.

WRAP: Judge slams Mkhwebane's 'mindboggling' reasoning as Ramaphosa wins court battle - for now

2019-08-08 21:29

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria landed another legal blow on the public protector when Judge Letty Molopa-Sethosa ruled on Thursday President Cyril Ramaphosa had complied with her remedial action to discipline Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Hawks confirm probe into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

2019-08-07 14:20

The Hawks have confirmed that they are investigating Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane after a complaint was laid by anti-corruption pressure group Accountability Now.

Ramaphosa vs. Mkhwebane: 7 key arguments in court papers

2019-08-05 08:06

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will likely on Thursday hand down a crucial ruling involving President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Ferial Haffajee: Inside Mkhwebane's latest investigation into SARS head Kieswetter

2019-08-02 07:32

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is bringing a third economic institution, this time SARS, closer into target range, says Ferial Haffajee.

AS IT HAPPENED | Judgment reserved, ruling expected next week

2019-08-01 09:54

The public protector is opposing the president's request to delay implementing remedial action against Minister Pravin Gordhan over a pension payout to the former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay in 2010.

Lord Peter Hain: Investors bewildered by attacks on Gordhan, Ramaphosa

2019-07-31 16:52

International investors are "bewildered" by attacks on President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, Lord Peter Hain told Fin24 on Tuesday.

AS IT HAPPENED: Gordhan doubts Mkhwebane's integrity, legal literacy and Constitutional grasp - lawyers

2019-07-29 09:11

"The judgment confirms that a review of the Public Protector's report is no more than a Constitutional entitlement that all South Africans enjoy, including Minister Gordhan," his legal team said on Monday.

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