Public Protector dialogues with the nation

Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela will this week kick-off a nationwide road show aimed at soliciting feedback on her work and enhancing relations with key stakeholders including organs of state, civil society and political parties.

In a two months programme, the Public Protector will hold one-on-one and mass meetings with indentified stakeholders, with dialogue focusing mainly on remedial action and administrative justice.

The stakeholder consultative forums will be launched on Tuesday, July 12 at the Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria during a panel discussion session to be attended by academics, heads of Chapter Nine Institutions, civil society leaders and commentators, among others.

This will be followed by a tour of all provinces, where the Public Protector will spend two days in each province conversing with interest groups and the general public. Other stakeholders to be targeted as part of this process include Parliament and Cabinet.

The Public Protector has often raised concerns about the remedial action that is ignored by some organs of state, who dispute the findings of her investigations, leaving complainants in a state of despair.

Among other things, it has been established that those who disregard the Public Protector’s remedial action do so as a result of lack of proper understanding of the institution’s constitutional mandate.

This process will therefore seek to highlight the plight of complainants whose livelihoods are negatively affected by such actions that deal a blow to their rights to just administrative action.

For more information, contact:

Kgalalelo Masibi
Senior Manager: Outreach, Education and Communication
Public Protector South Africa
(012) 366 7006
079 507 0399

Published Date: 
Sunday, July 10, 2011