The person recommended for appointment as Deputy Public Protector must be a South African citizen, who is a fit and proper person to hold such office, and who –
- Is admitted as advocate or an attorney and has, for a cumulative period of at least 10 years after having been so admitted, practised as an advocate or an attorney; or
- Is qualified to be admitted as an advocate or an attorney and has, for a cumulative period of at least 10 years after having so qualified, lectured in law at a university; or
- Has specialized knowledge of or experience, for a cumulative period of at least 10 years, in the administration of justice, public administration or public finance; or
- Has, for a cumulative period of at least 10 years, been a member of Parliament; or
- Has acquired any combination of experience mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d), for a cumulative period of at least 10 years.
In the case of nominations, the nomination must also contain the full name, address/email address and contact details of the person or organisation making the nomination and a signed acceptance of the nomination by the nominee (DearSA will automatically include this).
You can apply for the position of Deputy Public Protector
Applications must contain a Curriculum Vitae (CV) providing the applicant’s:
- Full name, ID number and gender;
- Contact details, including physical address, telephone / cell phone number and email address;
- Relevant previous work experience (including relevant dates and organisations concerned); and
- Academic qualifications.
Please note; your name will be published with the nominated candidates.
The Public Protector is a state institution supporting constitutional democracy, established in terms of Chapter 9 of the Constitution, 1996.
The Public Protector has the power to investigate any conduct in state affairs, or in the public administration in any sphere of government, that is alleged or suspected to be improper or to result in any impropriety or prejudice; to report on that conduct; and take appropriate remedial action. The Public Protector has the additional powers and functions prescribed by national legislation.
The Deputy Public Protector is appointed by the President on the recommendation of the National Assembly for such a period as the President may determine at the time of such appointment, but not exceeding seven years. The Deputy Public Protector may at the end of his or her term be reappointed for one additional term.