South African Legislatures
Public Protector laments curse of impunity by public officials
“Public servants no longer feared being held accountable; neither did they show concern when being audited”. This ominous warning was sounded by the Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, in her address to hundreds of delegates attending the annual Association of Public Accounts Committees (APAC) Conference held recently in Port Elizabeth.
“A recurring theme I have come across in my four years as public protector is the curse of impunity, which is when people do something wrong and nothing is done about it. When there are no consequences, many people just go ahead and engage in wrongdoing,” she said.
Public Participation and Petitions Framework
This framework was formally adopted at the meeting of the Speakers’ Forum held on 27 June 2013.
The Public Participation Framework seeks to integrate public participation into the programmes of Parliament and the Legislatures. It also seeks to establish mechanisms and standards to ensure broader participation by all the people of our country.
Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
It’s all systems go for the implementation of the M & E framework after its adoption by the Secretaries Association of Legislatures of South Africa (SALSA). The implementation and roll-out of the framework will proceed from November 2013.
This project was led by a Technical Reference Group consisting of Monitoring & Evaluation Managers from all South African Legislatures, working under the leadership of Ms N Naidoo, Secretary to the KZN Legislature, as Project Convenor.
- 8 November 2013 - Speakers’ Forum Meeting, Cape Town
- 13 - 15 November 2013 - Finance Forum Meeting, KZN
- 26 - 27 November 2013 - Table Staff Forum Meeting
- 26 - 28 November 2013 - Knowledge Management Forum Task Team Meeting, Cape Town
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