ANALYSIS | Serjeant at the Bar: the Mkhwebane judgment asks some serious questions of MPs

2020-03-13 06:00

If this was the only judgment against the Public Protector's reports, one might be entitled to consider that this was an aberration. Sadly, this is not the first time that a court has made a similar finding, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

Melanie Verwoerd: The Public Protector should do the decent thing and resign

2020-03-11 06:00

Over time five different courts have ruled that Mkhwebane had lacked a fundamental understanding of the law, that her judgements were deeply flawed and that she had gone beyond her powers, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

That's three: Mkhwebane suffers yet another defeat in matters of national interest

2020-03-10 18:46

This is the third report the Public Protector has had set aside by the courts and, in what is emerging as a trend with major investigations she has undertaken, the court again struck hammer blows to Busisiwe Mkhwebane's credibility as an investigator.

Was former police minister Nathi Nhleko interviewed for top Public Protector job?

2020-02-26 10:56

Former police minister Nathi Nhleko was apparently spotted at the offices of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane last week to interview for the recently vacated position of CEO.

EFF: Ramaphosa has a moral, ethical duty to disclose CR17 donors

2020-02-05 20:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa had an obligation to disclose donations to his CR17 campaign, a duty imposed by a Constitutional Court judgment, according to arguments presented by counsel for the EF, advocate Vincent Maleka SC.

CRIB SHEET | Your ultimate guide to the key issues in Ramaphosa vs Mkhwebane court battle

2020-02-04 11:15

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane face off in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Here’s your ultimate guide to the key issues expected to be argued, as well as a brief note on the terminology you can expect to encounter while following the case.

'Serious rot at core' of Mkhwebane's office - former Public Protector COO

2020-01-14 21:08

Former Public Protector Chief Operating Officer Basani Baloyi says in court papers there is a "crisis" at the Office of the Public Protector.

Waiting game for Gordhan, Mkhwebane as ConCourt reserves judgement

2019-11-28 17:45

During proceedings, judges sought to understand how an order suspending the implementation of remedial action against Gordhan, as recommended by the Public Protector in her report, would affect the functioning of her office.

Labour dispute between Public Protector, former COO postponed

2019-11-26 14:30

The case between axed Public Protector COO and the Public Protector herself has been postponed in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Interviews for Deputy Public Protector to begin

2019-11-12 06:21

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services last month whittled down the original list of 26 people, who have applied or have been nominated, to just eight.


ANALYSIS | Insurgent or independent: The many lives of Busisiwe Mkhwebane

2020-03-13 06:00

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been handed a series of damning court judgments, she has been accused of sloppy investigative reports and suspected of maintaining dubious political alliances. She has become an active political player. So, the question is: Why is she here, and what does she want? reports Sarah Evans and Kyle Cowan.

Public Protector judgment: implications for Parliament

2020-03-11 05:48

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria's full-Bench judgment in the CR17-Bosasa case entrenched Parliament's powers, saved the legislature from having to do the impossible and provided further "evidence" for the removal proceedings of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

It's not up to Zuma to consent to the release of SARS docs, court hears

2020-03-06 16:34

The Public Protector and the revenue service have been engaged in a court battle over the former president's tax records.

Mkhwebane files urgent court bid to interdict Parliament’s attempt to 'remove and dethrone' her

2020-02-07 12:14

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has filed an urgent court application to halt parliamentary process to remove her from office, citing sweeping constitutional issues surrounding new rules.

Public Protector 'is not rogue', Mkhwebane's lawyer tells court

2020-02-04 21:41

The first of two days of arguments in President Cyril Ramaphosa's review application of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on his CR17 campaign closed with sweeping statements over Ramaphosa's alleged dishonesty to Parliament.

Public Protector removal: Speaker Thandi Modise approves motion to begin proceedings

2020-01-24 14:02

The office of National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has approved a motion to initiate proceedings for the removal of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Ferial Haffajee: Public Protector will fly six more sorties over the SA Reserve Bank in 2020

2019-12-27 09:54

In 2020, Busisiwe Mkhwebane is expected to keep up her pressure on the central bank with six more investigations in the pipeline.

Gordhan, Mkhwebane to face off in ConCourt over 'rogue unit' report interdict

2019-11-28 07:00

The apex court will hear oral arguments in the latest round of the case that has pitted the public protector against the minister of public enterprises.

Mkhwebane vs Baloyi: Court case over COO axing to commence on Tuesday

2019-11-26 07:49

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and axed Public Protector COO Basani Baloyi will face off in court.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane fires one, suspends four in sweeping purge

2019-10-23 09:31

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has dismissed the institution's chief operating officer, Basani Baloyi, and suspended four senior officials and investigators. It is unclear in which investigations they were involved in.

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