Public Protector Stakeholder engagement continues in North West

Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane will this week be in the North West to hold unmediated talks with a variety of stakeholders in the province.

Adv. Mkhwebane is scheduled to address the Provincial Legislature on Thursday before proceeding to have an engagement with communities of Madibogo and surrounding areas in the Ratlou Local Municipality the following day.

The visit is part of a four-month roadshow during which she introduces herself to stakeholders as the country’s fourth Public Protector, spells out her vision for the office over the next seven years and grants audiences an opportunity to raise with her any matter of concern relating to her office and the work it does.

Mahikeng and Madibogo will be the tenth and eleventh towns Adv. Mkhwebane visits since the nationwide tour started in mid-February. She has already been to Johannesburg, Ratanda, Thohoyandou, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Ermelo, Pietermaritzburg, Bloemfontein and Thaba Nchu.

When she wraps up the roadshow in May, Adv. Mkhwebane hopes to have had a meaningful dialogue with stakeholders, including government leaders, lawmakers, political parties, civil society and the general public.

“I have taken note of some of the concerns you have been expressing through various avenues, including social media and phone-in programmes on radio. I call on you to use these meetings as to engage me directly for answers,” Adv. Mkhwebane said

She added that members of the public will be given an opportunity during the engagements to lodge service and conduct failure complaints for investigation. A team of investigators will accompany her for this purpose.

The engagements, held under the theme “Broadening Access: Taking the Public Protector to the Grassroots”, will take place as follows: Address to the Legislature

Venue: GaRona Building, Mahikeng
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 09h00

Meeting with Madibogo residents

Venue: Community Hall, Madibogo
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 10:00

Members of the media are invited to cover the events and are encouraged to RSVP for the event by contacting Mr Salvation Mokgatlhe on 084 543 2141 or by email

For more information, contact:

Oupa Segalwe
Senior Manager: Communications
Public Protector South Africa
Cell: 072 264 3273
Tel: 012 366 7035

Public Protector South Africa

Published Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017