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Regard must be had to the higher standard of conduct expected from public officials, and the number of falsehoods that have been put forward by the Public Protector in the course of the litigation.  This conduct included the numerous “misstatements”, like misrepresenting, under oath, her reliance on evidence of economic experts in drawing up the report, failing to provide a complete record, ordered and indexed, so that the contents thereof could be determined, failing to disclose material meetings and then obfuscating the reasons for them and the reasons why they had not been previously disclosed, and generally failing to provide the court with a frank and candid account of her conduct in preparing the report. The punitive aspect of the costs order therefore stands.

KHAMPEPE J and THERON J
Public Protector v South African Reserve Bank (CCT107/18) [2019] ZACC 29 (22 July 2019)
22 February 2012

Feedback meeting on Cop17 in Cape Town

What exactly happened at COP17, and what are the scientific
and ethical implications for South Africa and the world?

The Archbishop of Cape Town invites you to hear a panel of participants in the recent COP 17 climate talks in Durban share their insights into what happened there and what this means in the global, African, South African and Western Cape contexts.

 In response to the high level of interest, the Archbishop is now hosting a similar event to an earlier meeting held at UCT. If you missed the first meeting, here’s your chance to be informed and engage with the speakers.

 

Thursday 8March 2012, 6 pm

Memorial Chapel, Bishops School,
Campground Road, Rondebosch

Panelists:

  • The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba (Host), Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network (ACEN).
  • Prof Mark New (Chair), Director of UCT’s African Climate and Development Initiative
  • Prof Harald Winkler, Group leader: Energy, Environment and Climate Change at the Energy Research Centre, UCT, and member of the South African UNFCCC negotiating team at COP17
  • Prof Guy Midgley, Chief Director: Climate Change at the SA National Biodiversity Institute,
    and member of the South African UNFCCC negotiating team
  • Prof Bruce Hewitson, National Research Foundation Chair for Climate Change, UCT
  • Dr Nigel Crawhall, Director of Secretariat of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee

 

Convened by

The Diocese of Cape Town Environmental Group

and

SAFCEI (The Southern African Faith Communities’
Environment Institute)

 

For further information, contact the Rev Dr Rachel Mash
on rmash@mweb.co.za. There will be a limited time for questions, please email them in advance.

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