Public Protector and Judicial
Inspectorate for Correctional Services to explore
possibilities of MOU
Wednesday, 13 June 2011
Public Protector and the Judicial Inspectorate for
Correctional Service will explore possibilities of
collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in
their respective functions and roles.
This was decided at a meeting between Public Protector Adv.
Thuli Madonsela and the Head of the Inspectorate Judge Vuka
Tshabalala in Pretoria on Wednesday.
The purpose of the meeting was to identify areas of mutual
cooperation with the Judicial Inspectorate which oversees
treatment of inmates in correctional centers and
investigates conditions and corrupt or dishonest practices.
The Public Protector explained that her mandate is to
investigate report and take remedial action on any conduct
in state affairs or in the public administration that is
alleged or suspected to be improper or to result in any
impropriety or prejudice.
Since this mandate is cross cutting, the Public Protector
stated that she has discretional power to offload complaints
to a competent sector oversight body or watchdog such as the
The Judicial Inspectorate requested the Public Protector to
provide training for the legal unit of the Inspectorate.
Speaking at the meeting the Public Protector said she
regarded the Judicial Inspectorate as an important
stakeholder and is eager to collaborate. The parties
identified cross-referrals, outreach, case management and
the National Good Governance among others as possible areas
The Public Protector extended an invite to Judge Tshabalala
and his team to be part of the annual National Good
Governance Week in October 2012.
The Judge was accompanied by Chief Executive Officer Adam
Carelse and Melanie Hartz from the CEO’s office
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