ARTICLES RELATING TO PUBLIC PROTECTOR

7 key factors in Mkhwebane's ConCourt appeal against Gordhan ruling

2019-08-22 05:00

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane wants the Constitutional Court to overturn the High Court judgment which suspended the implementation of remedial action she recommended against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Fin24 unpacks the key elements of her argument.

Courts' comments on Public Protector not justified - Black Lawyers Association

2019-08-20 20:03

The Black Lawyers Association is of the view that comments by the courts with regards to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane do not justify a finding of incompetence, misconduct or incapacity.

No response to CR17 bank statements leak after court orders evidence to be sealed. Here’s what you need to know

2019-08-19 12:55

The Presidency and officials who ran President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2017 ANC presidential campaign, known as the CR17 campaign, have yet to comment on an explosive leak of bank statements.

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.

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.

Bishop plans march to Public Protector's office in bid to force her to quit

2019-08-14 22:26

Concerned South Africans' Hangwi Maumela is organising a march to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office and plans to camp there until she resigns.

If there is evidence of wrongdoing by a judge, lodge a complaint - judiciary

2019-08-14 16:53

If anyone has evidence of any wrongdoing by a judge, they should lodge a complaint with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), judiciary spokesperson Nathi Mncube has told News24.

Public Protector files Ramaphosa's ANC presidency campaign records in High Court

2019-08-14 11:19

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's legal team has filed a record of the evidence she relied on in her report on President Cyril Rampahosa's campaign for the ANC presidency and a R500 000 campaign donation from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson.

Still unclear if courts will seal parts of Public Protector's Bosasa report

2019-08-12 19:16

While President Cyril Ramaphosa managed to secure an interim interdict to stay Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remedial action in her Bosasa report - it is still unclear whether the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will allow certain documents in the report to be sealed.

 

Mkhwebane heads to ConCourt over Gordhan, says ruling 'creates unbearable conditions'

2019-08-21 14:51

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has filed an application to the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal a High Court ruling which suspended the implementation of remedial action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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.

Ramaphosa not distracted by 'issues' with Public Protector

2019-08-19 08:37

President Cyril Ramaphosa says "issues" with the Public Protector are par for the course and these "political things" are not distracting him from his job.

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.

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.

Does transparency override the president's right to privacy?

2019-08-15 06:06

An exposé into the people who donated money to the CR17 presidential campaign ahead of the 2017 ANC national conference has prompted questions on how the differing interests of the right to privacy and transparency clash with regards to Cyril Ramaphosa as president and South African citizen.

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.

Ramaphosa's campaign bank statements obtained from FIC, says Public Protector's office

2019-08-14 16:04

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office has confirmed that the bank statements she had relied on in her report on President Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign for the ANC presidency and a R500 000 campaign donation from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson were obtained from the Financial Intelligence Centre.

ANC KZN backs Ramaphosa amid 'sustained public assault'

2019-08-13 17:15

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has come out in support of President Cyril Ramaphosa following a high-profile Public Protector ruling against him regarding his 2017 ANC campaign financing.

DA wants removal proceedings against Busisiwe Mkhwebane expedited

2019-08-12 16:03

The DA has called on Parliament to expedite removal proceedings against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane after her remedial actions against President Cyril Ramaphosa were set aside, pending a judicial review of her report.

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