Thuli Madonsela

Joining EFF court bid could dent public protector: ANC

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s decision to join the EFF’s bid to have President Jacob Zuma repay some of the money spent on Nkandla could dent her institution’s reputation, the office of the ANC’s chief whip said on Monday. “There is nothing in law and in terms of court procedures that[…]

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Public Protector’s findings binding – for now

The Constitutional Court will have the final say on whether Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings are binding. However, for now the Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA) judgment against the South African Broadcasting Authority (SABC) this week has set a precedent. The public broadcaster had ignored Madonsela’s rulings on chief operating[…]

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Decision makers must submit to scrutiny: Madonsela

Without respect for the rule of law, the public protector’s office cannot be a meaningful buffer between government and the people. So believes Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, who was speaking at the fifth annual Desmond Tutu International Peace lecture at the University of the Western Cape on Wednesday. She was[…]

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Madonsela can join EFF’s Nkandla case

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela can join the EFF’s Constitutional Court bid to have President Jacob Zuma repay some of the money spent on his Nkandla residence. On Tuesday, the court ordered that she would be joined to the matter as a third respondent, and that she had to file papers[…]

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Madonsela asked to probe Eskom tenders

The Helen Suzman Foundation has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to probe Eskom, Chancellor House and the ANC following the damning Hitachi revelations. The request follows recent claims by the United States Securities Exchange Commission about the awarding of Eskom tenders to Hitach Power Africa. The commission has made damning[…]

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Public protector yet to file ConCourt Nkandla papers

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is yet to file court papers regarding the EFF’s upcoming Constitutional Court challenge on whether the findings in her report on Nkandla were binding. Spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi, in an SMS to News24, said: “No, the public protector has not yet filed court papers.” City Press reported[…]

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ANC warns SABC about exorbitant salaries

The ANC on Thursday issued a warning to the SABC to ensure that it paid all its executives according to the budget stipulated by the National Treasury. “The SABC board should not operate outside the framework of commitments provided by the National Treasury. It is our view that economic trends[…]

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Motsoeneng to challenge Madonsela’s powers

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will challenge the Public Protector’s powers in a matter to be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Friday. His lawyer, Zola Majavu, said the heart of the matter was whether Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s recommendations were binding. “The issue that[…]

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Madonsela to probe Maharaj’s stay at ministerial estate

The public protector will investigate former presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj’s stay at a luxury ministerial housing estate in Pretoria. This was after the Democratic Alliance wrote to Thuli Madonsela asking her office to probe the alleged waste of public funds. “According to the ministerial handbook, state-owned housing is reserved for[…]

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Nothing in Prasa report based on a hunch: Madonsela

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has voiced her disappointment at former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana’s decision to challenge her findings in court. Addressing the media after delivering a keynote address on Women’s Month at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, Madonsela said Montana had earlier expressed a very different view in[…]

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