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The Public Protector (South Africa)

Geographic relevance: South Africa

Language: English

Data type: Useful organisations

About this resource:

The Public Protector is an independent body in South Africa that has the power to investigate and take action relating to improper conduct from public officials and bodies. The institution can help with complaints into the following issues:

Abuse of power;

Unfair, discourteous or other improper conduct;

Undue delay;

Decision taken by the authorities;


Dishonesty or improper dealing with respect to public money;

Improper enrichment; and

Receipt of improper advantage.

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