Public Protector to be honoured by the General Council of the Bar of South Africa
Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela will on Saturday be conferred with the Sydney and Felicia Kentridge Award by the General Council of the Bar of South Africa at its Annual General Meeting in Cape Town.
The Council says the award is conferred to a person or jointly to persons or an institution adjudged by a selection committee to have made an outstanding contribution to law in Southern Africa worthy of public recognition.
Through this award, the Public Protector enters the elite list of previous recipients who include late Chief Justices Arthur Chaskalson and Pius Langa; Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke; Justice Yvonne Mokgoro; Senior Counsel George Bizos and Human Rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa from Zimbabwe.
“I am deeply honoured by the award,” she said. “The greatest value in these awards is the recognition and affirmation of the Public Protector as an institution. They also inspire interest in the institution as an important avenue for access to justice in the area of administrative law and public accountability essential as an essential for strengthening constitutional democracy.”
For more information, contact:
Mr. Oupa Segalwe
Senior Manager: Communications
Public Protector South Africa
(012) 366 7035
072 264 3273