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.
The SAHRC is currently inviting applications for postgraduate law students to apply for internships at the Western Cape Office of the South African Human Rights Commission.
An appropriate four-year legal qualification with courses preferably in:
Law and Interpretation of Statutes;
Very specific attributes required are as follows:
ABSOLUTE commitment to the success of the Commission
We would appreciate if you advise students of this opportunity.
Ability to speak isiXhosa will be an advantage.
Interested students are invited to contact our offices for further information.BACK TO TOP