Public Protector launches the National Good Governance Week

Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela will on Monday, 15 October 2012 launch the annual Good Governance Week at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria. The start of a two-day high level conference on Good Governance will mark the launch of the Good Governance Week.

Organised with the support of the German Technical Support Agency, GIZ, the conference will be held under the theme: “Responsive Service Delivery through Ethical Governance.” Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Honourable Richard Baloyi, will deliver a keynote address, setting the tone for the conference.

Other dignitaries who will address the conference include the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Hon. Andries Nel, and Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission, Adv. Lawrence Mushwana.

A media conference will be held at 10:40, where the Public Protector, Minister Baloyi, Deputy Minister Nel and Adv. Mushwana will answer questions relating to the Conference and the Good Governance Week in general.

Other activities that will characterise the Week include a public lecture at UNISA and workshops at institutions of higher learning; unannounced visits at identified public service delivery points across the country; visits to schools; interactions with rural communities and outreach visits to shopping centres.

The National Good Governance Week aims to raise awareness regarding the need for a collective consciousness of good governance; understanding of importance of good governance in ensuring responsive service delivery; and understanding the importance of ethical leadership in ensuring good governance and integrity in state affairs among other things.

The campaign, which is the brainchild of the Public Protector and on its third year, has been escalated to a national event to include other oversight bodies and organs of state.

The conference will take place as follows:

Date: Monday, 15 October 2012
Time: 09h00-16h00
Venue: University of South Africa, Pretoria

As part of activities, the Public Protector will on Tuesday evening address a public lecture at the University of South Africa (Unisa) main campus. On Wednesday she will visit Ladium Secondary School.

On Thursday the Public Protector will make an unannounced visit at service delivery points followed by a meeting with tribal authorities on Friday. The week will be concluded with a visit to Diepsloot Mall on Saturday.

Journalists can confirm attendance with Salvation Mokgatlhe on 079 031 5589 or by e-mail to

For more info:

Kgalalelo Masibi
Senior Manager: Outreach, Education and Communications
Tel: (012) 366 7069
Cell: 079 507 0399

Published Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2012