Public Protector South Africa to commemorate 20th anniversary

The Public Protector South Africa will on Thursday evening, 25 August 2016, commemorate its 20th year anniversary during a gala event to be addressed by the Speaker of National Assembly Hon. Baleka Mbete and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Hon. Michael Masutha, amongst others.

The event will be attended by the previous Public Protectors, namely Judge Adv. Selby Baqwa (1995-2002) and Adv. Lawrence Mushwana (2002-2009) who will reflect on their respective terms of office. The incumbent Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela will also address the event.

The Public Protector South Africa came into being in 1995 on the basis of the interim Constitution of 1993 and the enactment of the Public Protector Act in 1994. Its predecessors include the Ombudsman office, which was established in 1991 and the Advocate-General which was formed in 1979.

The event will also incorporate the Public Protector Excellence Awards which seek to profile men and women behind the celebrated look of the Public Protector.

Members of the media are invited to attend the event. Due to limited seats, journalists that are interested to attend the event are encouraged to confirm attendance with Mr Salvation Mokgatlhe on by close of business on Wednesday, 24 August 2016.

It will take place as follows:

Venue: Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg
Date: Thursday, 25 August 2016
Time: 18:30


For more information contact:
Oupa Segalwe
Senior Manager: Communications
Public Protector South Africa
072 264 3273

Public Protector South Africa

Published Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2016