Busisiwe Mkhwebane Biography – Busisiwe Mkhwebane Wiki
Busisiwe Mkhwebane is a South African advocate, who has served as the Public Protector of South Africa since 2016.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane holds B. Proc and LLB degrees from the University of Limpopo, 1989-1992. She also possesses a Diploma in Corporate Law as well as a Higher Diploma in Tax Law, both from the University of Johannesburg.
She started working full time as Public Prosecutor in December 1994 to 1996. She moved from Mkobolo Magistrates court to Kwa Mhlanga Magistrates Court working as Public Prosecutor.
She then moved to Department of Justice; Head office, in 1996 to work as Legal Administration Officer within International Relations division. Her area of responsibility was extradition law and mutual legal assistance. She was also trained in Siracusa, Italy on Extradition Law.
She also participated in various human rights law projects and was part of the team that drafted South Africa’s Country Report on Human and People’s Rights which was deposited to the African Union and was further a member of the Coordinating Committee that drafted the National Action Plan on Human Rights, which was deposited to the United Nations High Commissioner on 10 December 1998.
She worked as a Senior Researcher at the South African Human Rights Commission from 1998 to 1999, where she was tasked with compiling a country report on status of human rights in South Africa. She further worked for the Public Protector from 1999 to 2005.
She started working for State Security Agency as Senior Analyst in July 2016. Her responsibilities included advising Director Domestic Branch on compliance to constitutional provisions whilst protecting the state actors, which are people, government, values, territory and legislation and stakeholder relations.
Mkhwebane was appointed South Africa’s fourth Public Protector for a non-renewable seven-year term of office by President Jacob Zuma effective 15 October 2016.
In July 2018, Adv. Mkhwebane was appointed the First Vice President of the African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA), a continental body of Public Protector-like institutions. She is also the Board Chairperson of the Durban-based African Ombudsman Research Centre, which assists the AOMA with research, information, capacity-building and advocacy. In December 2018, she was elected the President of AOMA during the association’s sixth General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane Age – Busisiwe Mkhwebane Date of Birth
She was born on 2 February 1970 in Bethal, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane Contact Details
Postal Address: Private Bag X677, PRETORIA, 0001
Street Address: Hillcrest Office Park, 175 Lunnon Street, Brooklyn, PRETORIA
Phone: 012 366 7108
Fax: 012 362 8918
Busisiwe Mkhwebane Salary
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