Local government elections will take place on 3 August this year. This is the chance for citizens to vote for the people who they believe will best look after their service delivery interests such as water and electricity; the maintenance of parks, roads and other public spaces; and the implementation of housing projects.
The Pretoria High Court recently handed down a biting judgment which found that the decision, made by former acting national director of public prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe, to drop corruption charges against South Africa's president was irrational and should be reviewed and set aside.
Take part in our Bua Mzansi survey and let us know the qualities that you would like to see in your new public protector. This will help the nomination process by allowing people to exactly match the qualities of potential nominees to the requirements.
Our new three-part Bua Mzansi series looks at the careers of South Africa’s three public protectors to date. In part three, we focus on Thuli Madonsela, who, with her team, has raised the image and reputation of the institution to unprecedented heights.