Public Protector cannot be ignored, SCA rules

George van Niekerk (George van Niekerk is a director at ENSafrica in the dispute resolution department.)



On 8 October, 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) handed down a significant judgment relating to the powers of the Public Protector.

The judgment was in an appeal of the SABC, the Minister of Communications and Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the Chief Operating Officer of the SABC, against the decision of Western Cape High Court Judge Ashton Schippers to suspend Mr Motsoeneng.

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