If you want to be RSA’s public protector, here is your chance


Sponsored by Nablie

Applications for public protector now open – it’s your chance to nominate the next Thuli

Current public protector Thuli Madonsela’s term ends in October, and the search for her replacement has begun.

Nominations or applications for the post of public protector have opened, the Parliament’s ad hoc committee established to recommend a candidate said on Sunday.

The advert for nominations or applications could be found here.

“South Africans are reminded to take note of the closing date, which is June 24, 2016, and urged to submit their nominations and applications on time,” the committee said in a statement.

To nominate a person members of the public should include a motivation letter and curriculum vitae (CV) for the person nominated. When applying for the post on one’s own behalf a motivation letter and CV should also be included.

Earlier this week, committee members stressed the need for public participation in the process.

Make CVs public
Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema called for CVs to be made public once submitted.

A list of applications and/or nominations received would be published in order to allow members of the public to comment on the suitability of candidates, the advert states.

On Wednesday committee chairperson Makhosi Khoza assured MPs the process to replace Madonsela would be transparent and there would be no undercover dealings. The best candidate would get the job, she stressed.

Madonsela’s term ends in October, and Parliament has tasked the ad hoc committee with nominating a replacement by August 31.

Candidates will be shortlisted in July, and interviews held in August after the local government elections on August 3.

The position becomes vacant when current public protector Thuli Madonsela’s non-renewable seven-year term of office ends in October.

African News Agency (ANA)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s