Public Protector kicks-off Good Governance Week

In efforts to promote good governance and integrity in all state affairs, Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela will launch the Public Protector Good Governance Week, an inaugural campaign that will become an annual event. Scheduled to take place between 11 and 15 October 2010, the Week coincides with the 15th anniversary of Public Protector South Africa as a constitutional institution.

The aim of the campaign is to highlight the need for good governance practices to reign supreme across the public sector and also raise awareness about the existence and the role the Public Protector in pursuit of the constitutional mandate to be accessible to all persons and communities.

The Week will be characterised by a series of activities across the country including a launch in Mamelodi and a three-day high level conference on good governance, organised jointly by the Public Protector in collaboration with the Commonwealth. The conference will seek to highlight the role of oversight institutions and the need for such institutions to work together. There will also be an unannounced visit to a government service point.

Over and above these, there will be a hive of activity in provinces as Public Protector staff will be visiting taxi ranks, schools, churches and other public points to spread the message of good governance, while educating the public about the Public Protector’s services and role.

The Week will be observed under the theme: Celebrating 15 years of promoting accountable governance and responsiveness in the public sector

The events will take place as follows:

The Public Protector Good Governance Week Launch

Date: Monday, 11 October 2010
Venue: Stanza Bopape Community Hall, Mamelodi East
Time: 11:00

The Good Governance Conference

Date: Tuesday, 12 October 2010 to Thursday, 14 October 2010
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria
Time: 14:00 on first day, thereafter 9:00

Unannounced visit at a government service point

Date:      Friday, 15 October 2010
Venue: To be announced closer to the day of occurrence
Time:           11:00

The media is invited to cover these events.


Issued by Public Protector South Africa. For more information, contact:

Oupa Segalwe
Manager: Outreach, Education and Communications
Public Protector South Africa
Tel: (012) 366 7035
Cell: 072 264 3273

Provincial Representatives of the Public Protector can also be contacted information on planned activities on the following details:

North West – Adv Johan Raubenheimer: (018) 381 1060

Gauteng – Ms Lesedi Sekele: (011) 339 3737

Western Cape – Adv Ruthven Janse van Rensburg: (021) 423 8644

KwaZulu-Natal – Mr Mlandeli Nkosi: (031) 307 5300

Eastern Cape - Adv Nomsa Thomas: (040) 635 1286

Free State – Ms Sune Griessel: (051) 448 6172

Mpumalanga – Mr Sibekuza Dube: (013) 752 8543

Northern Cape – Botromia Sithole: (053) 831 7766

Limpopo – Sphelo Samuel: (015) 295 5712

Limpopo – Sphelo Samuel: (015) 295 5712

Published Date: 
Thursday, October 7, 2010