Festive period closure of City’s Ombudsman satellite offices

From 13 December 2022 until 17 January 2023, the satellite offices of the City’s Office of the Ombudsman will be closed. Throughout this time, the office will continue to provide support for all last-resort municipal-related issues via phone, SMS, online options, and walk-in enquiries. Beginning on Tuesday, December 13, 2022,[…]

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Western Cape Police Ombudsman Johan Brand resigns

The Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Johan Brand, has resigned from his position after two years at the helm to pursue other career opportunities. Brand, who succeeded former National Prosecutions Authority Director of Public Prosecutions, Vusi Pikoli, has been described as diligent and thorough in his work. Among the high-profile investigations[…]

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New Age to appoint ‘public editor’

The New Age newspaper and news channel ANN7 will appoint a public editor to deal with complaints, following the newspaper’s withdrawal from the Press Council’s ombudsman process, the newspaper reported on Monday. “There has been growing unhappiness on our side about the ombudsman, hence the decision to appoint an independent[…]

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Pikoli to become Wcape police ombudsman

Former National Prosecuting Authority head Vusi Pikoli is set to become the police ombudsman for the Western Cape, the Saturday Star reported. The appointment of a provincial police ombudsman would be a first for the country. Pikoli, who also headed the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry which looked into complaints related[…]

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