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Public protector Thuli Madonsela, who takes a no-nonsense approach to corruption in SA, is recognised as one of the world's most influential people.
Senior analyst at the Institute for Security Studies, Judith February, and senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town, Bongi Bangeni, discuss the extraordinary life of Thuli Madonsela.
The public protector has been nominated as South Africa’s person of the year and is featured on Time magazine's 2014 list of the 100 Most Influential People In The World. Born in 1962, Madonsela grew up in Soweto and began her career as a teacher.
In 1990, she obtained her LLB and in 1993 she started her legal career, working for the Independent Electoral Commission and the department of justice before being appointed as the public protector in 2012 – a move that set her on a collision course with the crooked and the corrupt in South Africa.
Extraordinary Lives is a biographical podcast series that celebrates the contribution that remarkable people have made on South Africa and the world. A well-known guest discusses the life of an extraordinary person who has inspired them. Extraordinary Lives is inspired by the BBC's “Great Lives” and is presented by Jonathan Ancer. It is produced by Triple World Score Media.