DO YOU QUAL­IFY?

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If you want the job of Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor, you must make sure you have “the balls to in­ves­ti­gate any [govern­ment] depart­ment with­out fear, favour or prej­u­dice” – that’s ac­cord­ing to one of the re­sponses from Thuli Madon­sela’s own staff.

But you’ll also need to meet cer­tain le­gal re­quire­ments set out in the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor Act, in­clud­ing South African cit­i­zen­ship and a rep­u­ta­tion for “hon­esty and in­tegrity”. You’ll also need to be ei­ther: A judge at a high court; An ad­mit­ted ad­vo­cate or at­tor­ney who has lec­tured at a univer­sity for at least 10 years;

An ad­mit­ted ad­vo­cate or at­tor­ney with at least 10 years of ex­pe­ri­ence;

Some­one who has spe­cialised knowl­edge, or at least 10 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the ad­min­is­tra­tion of jus­tice, pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion or pub­lic fi­nance; An MP with more than 10 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in Par­lia­ment; or Some­one who has at least 10 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in a com­bi­na­tion of any of the above.

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