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Request for Applications and Nominations: Deputy Public Protector

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services invites members of the public and organisations to nominate suitable candidates for appointment as Deputy Public Protector. Interested parties may also apply.  

A list of all the nominations/applications that are received will be published in order to allow members of the public to comment on the suitability of candidates. The shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a screening process.

 The Public Protector is a state institution supporting constitutional democracy, established in terms of Chapter 9 of the Constitution, 1996. The Public Protector has the power to investigate any conduct in state affairs, or in the public administration in any sphere of government, that is alleged or suspected to be improper or to result in any impropriety or prejudice; to report on that conduct; and take appropriate remedial action. The Public Protector has the additional powers and functions prescribed by national legislation.

The Deputy Public Protector is appointed by the President on the recommendation of the National Assembly for such a period as the President may determine at the time of such appointment, but not exceeding seven years. The Deputy Public Protector may at the end of his or her term be reappointed for one additional term.

The person recommended for appointment as Deputy Public Protector must be a South African citizen, who is a fit and proper person to hold such office, and who –

  1. Is admitted as advocate or an attorney and has, for a cumulative period of at least 10 years after having been so admitted, practised as an advocate or an attorney; or
  2. Is qualified to be admitted as an advocate or an attorney and has, for a cumulative period of at least 10 years after having so qualified, lectured in law at a university; or
  3. Has specialized knowledge of or experience, for a cumulative period of at least 10 years, in the administration of justice, public administration or public finance; or
  4. Has, for a cumulative period of at least 10 years, been a member of Parliament; or
  5. Has acquired any combination of experience mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d), for a cumulative period of at least 10 years.

Nominations/applications must contain a Curriculum Vitae (CV) providing the nominee/applicant’s:

  • Full name, ID number and gender;
  • Contact details, including physical address, telephone / cell phone number and email address;
  • Relevant previous work experience (including relevant dates and organisations concerned); and
  • Academic qualifications.

In the case of nominations, the nomination must also contain the full name, address/email address and contact details of the person or organisation making the nomination and a signed acceptance of the nomination by the nominee.

Nominations/applications/nominations must reach Mr Vhonani Ramaano, Committee Secretary, 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8000 / PO Box 15, Cape Town, 8001/ Dppvacancy@parliament.gov.za by no later than 20 September 2019 at 16:00.

Enquiries: Mr V Ramaano, tel: (021) 403-3820, cell: 083 709 8427.

Issued by Mr BG Magwanishe, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services