Public Protector shines spotlight on Good Governance

The Public Protector South Africa (PPSA) this week kick-starts the National Good Governance Week (NGGW), a campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of exercising public power and control over state resources in a manner that enhances the responsive delivery of services to communities, free from maladministration and corruption.

The PPSA observes the NGGW every October - the month on which the institution first opened its doors for service in 1995 - as part of the commemoration of its anniversary.  A series of nationwide activities drawing stakeholder's attention to good governance will take place from 24 October 2022 until the last day of the month.

On Monday, 24 October 2022, Acting Public Protector Adv. Kholeka Gcaleka will conduct inspections-in-loco at a public school in Mount Frere and at Mzintlava River in Dikidikini, Ntabankulu in the Eastern Cape. Both sites are the subject of an ongoing systemic investigation.

It has been alleged that overcrowding at Loyiso High School perpetuates an environment that is not conducive to learning while in Sdikidikini locals use life-threatening means to cross the Mzintlava River for amenities.

Premier Oscar Mabuyane will join Adv. Gcaleka during the inspections. They will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at fostering cooperation and compliance in respect of investigations and the implementation of remedial action.

The activities will take place as follows:       

Loyiso High School inspection-in-loco

Date             : Monday, 24 October 2022

Time             : 09:00

Place            : Loyiso High School, Cancele AA, Mount Frere

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

Date             : Monday, 24 October 2022

Time             : 11:00

Venue          : Multipurpose Centre, Ntabankulu

Inspection-in-loco at the bridge

Date             : Monday, 24 October 2022

Time             : 11:30

Place            : Sdikidikini Bridge, Ntabankulu

The events for the rest of the week also includes an inspection in loco of hijacked buildings in Johannesburg as well as a meeting with organised business. The week will culminate with the PPSA staff across the country signing a pledge, committing to conduct themselves with integrity and ethics in their day-to-day activities, thereby walking the talk on good governance. 


Published Date: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022