The State of the Nation – with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela


This week on ZAR I discuss the state of the nation with Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela.

We discuss why we are headed for a crisis if we don’t change course, why the size of the state has increase corruption, why we still have a robust and independent judiciary and why millennials are the hope for the future of the country.

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Advocate Madonsela is the Public Protector of South Africa, a position she has occupied for over 6 years. The 3Rd Public Protector and first woman to occupy the position, Adv Madonsela was appointed by the President with effect from 15 October 2009 following a unanimous vote by all parties represented in Parliament.

Advocate Madonsela is also a Human Rights Lawyer and Equality Expert and is one of the 11 technical experts who helped the Constitutional Assembly draft the final constitution in 1994 and 1995.

Since Advocate Madonsela took office, the Public Protector as a constitutional institution has tackled tough questions and has received unprecedented national and international recognition, which has included her being recognized by Time Magazine as one of the world’s most influential people in 2014.

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One thought on “The State of the Nation – with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

  1. The state pensions for the elderly is ridiculously low. R1,460.00 to have a roof over your head, food, electricity and water. Not to mention clothing, transport and medicine. We are the people who worked hard from a very young age and paid our taxes but when it comes to looing after us, when we no longer an, the government I failing dismally in it’s job. I would like to see more spent on pensions for the elderly and disabled, and our young children, and less on transport and parties for the parliamentary membbers. Is this too much to ask for?


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