Applications for public protector now open - it's your chance to nominate the next Thuli

Current public protector Thuli Madonsela. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)

Current public protector Thuli Madonsela. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)

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); News24

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