A risk-averse public protector will be a setback for our constitutional democracy

The early signs coming from the office of the new incumbent are not good, writes Brett Herron

22 December 2023 - 00:00 By BRETT HERRON

A major reason for advocate Thuli Madonsela’s perceived success as South Africa’s public protector was her willingness to take risks, including taking on the president...

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