ARTICLES RELATING TO PUBLIC PROTECTOR

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.

McBride and IPID officials want Public Protector's report overturned on 18 grounds - report

2019-10-09 11:44

Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride and other senior officials say Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on the police watchdog should be overturned on at least 18 grounds, according to a report.

Phumelela results delayed after tumultuous year

2019-10-01 21:30

JSE-listed horse-racing and betting operator Phumelela Gaming & Leisure is postponing the release of its annual results for the 12 months ended July 31, it announced on Tuesday.

'I wish you all the best in getting the law right'- Mkhwebane, De Vos in snippy Twitter tussle

2019-09-01 13:13

Under fire Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and constitutional law expert Professor Pierre De Vos have exchanged quippy barbs on Twitter over her position and their respective understandings of the law.

Beware the fake: Judge who ruled against Public Protector not on Twitter, warns Office of Chief Justice

2019-08-26 07:56

The Office of the Chief Justice has warned of a fake Twitter handle purporting to be that of Judge Sulet Potterill, who recently ruled against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

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.

 

Mkhwebane hails staff for unqualified audit report: 'We must lead by example'

2019-10-09 21:38

Embattled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has hailed her staff for her office receiving an unqualified audit opinion, which it has received for at least the past four years.

Mkhwebane allegedly filed incomplete record in Gordhan's SARS 'rogue unit' review - twice

2019-10-04 07:02

While the Public Protector insists that the record she filed is complete, Pravin Gordhan's lawyers complained twice that crucial information was missing from previous iterations of the record.

Ramaphosa wants ConCourt to hear appeal against Gordhan ruling

2019-09-03 19:03

Although Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane withdrew her application to the Constitutional Court to appeal the judgment against her by Judge Sulet Potterill regarding remedial action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the court to hear it anyway.

EXPLAINED: 5 questions answered on Parliament's process against the Public Protector

2019-09-01 07:03

Will she stay or will she be removed? There are still a few things that need to happen before Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane's fate is sealed by Parliament.

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.

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