fbpx

Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Oscar Mabuyane in hot water: what you need to know

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane is in our public protector’s sights. Busisiwe Mkhwebane recently released a report finding that he and the province’s Public Works MEC Babalo Madikizela may have criminally benefited from the over R1m meant for Winnie Madikizela’s memorial service in 2018. According to the report, Mabuyane allegedly bagged nearly half a million, …

Oscar Mabuyane in hot water: what you need to know Read More »

Eight candidates shortlisted for Chief Justice

In other judicial news, the president has finalised the list of candidates to take over from Mogoeng after public nominations were accepted for the first time in a greater bid towards transparency. 🙌 President Cyril Ramaphosa announced eight candidates, based on public recommendations; among them were controversial figures Judge President John Hlophe and Public Protector …

Eight candidates shortlisted for Chief Justice Read More »

Public Protector impeachment process paused

Will Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s deeply flawed chapter as Public Protector EVER end?! After court rulings trashed a number of her findings in various matters, Parliament began to navigate the tricky terrain of constructing an impeachment process involving an office-bearer whose independence is sacrosanct. The PP is supposed to act like an ombud for government services, but …

Public Protector impeachment process paused Read More »

19 August ’21 Wrap: Joblessness, elections…and vibrators?

Hi there! 🙋🏽‍♀️We’ve been putting out this Wrap without a break for a while so we’re taking a trip to the Bahamas (jokes) 😄 We ARE taking a two-week break, though, so we can rest and recharge. We’ll be back on 16 September, with your weekly update of empowering and digestible news, brought to you …

19 August ’21 Wrap: Joblessness, elections…and vibrators? Read More »

The miseducation of Busi Mkhwebane

Any activist dreams of shaping our Constitution in some way. But trust our bumbling Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to end up doing so completely by mistake. 😕 Quick explainer: the office of the public protector is essentially an ombud for all government services. It’s supposed to hold the government to account when citizens are failed. …

The miseducation of Busi Mkhwebane Read More »