Madonsela kick starts road show

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pretoria - Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela has officially started the first leg of her nationwide road show.

The Public Protector launched the campaign with a stakeholder consultative forum in Pretoria today.

The road show is aimed at giving feedback on her work and enhancing relations with key stakeholders, including organs of state, civil society and political parties.

In a two-month programme, the Public Protector will hold one-on-one and mass meetings with identified stakeholders, with dialogue focusing mainly on remedial action and administrative justice.

Addressing delegates at the launch, Madonsela said her office receives an average of 18 000 cases year from the public.

"My team and I persuade our mandate to the best of our ability," she said, adding that they always ensure disputes are resolved.

Last year, the Office of the Public Protector embarked on a nationwide campaign educating and informing members of the public about her office's operations and how they should go about lodging their complaints.

The Public Protector investigates cases of non-service delivery that are mostly between citizens and the municipalities or the state. These also include high profile cases, which include senior government officials involved in corruption or corrupt activities.