Public Protector to host Swedish counterpart during roundtable on role of ombudsman

Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela will on Tuesday, 07 October 2014, host her Swedish counterpart, Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman, Ms Elisabet Fura, during a roundtable discussion on the role of the Ombudsman in Pretoria.

Ms Fura, whose country was the first in the world to establish the ombudsman more than 200 years ago, will address the roundtable on the topic: “The Role of an Ombudsman in Ensuring Accountability in a Democracy – Lessons from Sweden.”

“This is an opportune time to engage on the lessons we can draw from our counterparts in established democracies as we celebrate 20 years of our constitutional democracy,” she said.

South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Hon. John Jeffreys, and the Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Anders Hagelberg, will take part in the discussion.

Venue: Conference Room, Public Protector House, Hillcrest, Pretoria
Date: Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time: 13:00 – 15:00

The media is invited to cover the event. Confirmations of attendance should be forwarded to Salvation Mokgatlhe on

For more information, contact:
Oupa Segalwe
Manager: Outreach, Education and Communications
Public Protector South Africa
(012) 366 7035
072 264 3273

Published Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014