Today's Big Stories

MPs grill Public Protector hopefuls under Corruption Watch close scrutiny

Members of Parliament (MPs) have begun to interview the 14 shortlisted candidates for the position of the next Public Protector.

The hopefuls will be in the hot seat until Thursday midnight, explains EWN Parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis.

However, civil group Corruption Watch has called into question the marathon interview process, which can be live streamed.

Davis explains that MPs have already dug into several candidates, including High Court judge Siraj Desai, who was asked about the controversial rape allegations leveled against him.

Advocate Michael Mthembu was earlier interrogated about a civil judgement against him that he did not disclose on his second attempt at becoming Public Protector.

High Court judge Sharise Weiner also opened up about her aspirations to become more involved in investigative process behind the legal system.

Meanwhile 77-year-old advocate Chris Mokoditwa has defended his age, adding that he is fit enough for the job.

Corruption Watch's Leanne Govindsamy says too many candidates were short-listed and the current knock-out interview process is not fair.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

Learn more about all 14 short-listed Public Protector candidates on the EWN website.

Read More
Minimum wage will apply to foreign nationals, says Ramaphosa

Minimum wage will apply to foreign nationals, says Ramaphosa

Once an agreement has been reached on the minimum wage figure, it will have an effect on every worker in SA, says Deputy Pres.

7 ways MultiChoice plans to kill off DStv repeats

7 ways MultiChoice plans to kill off DStv repeats

MultiChoice is responding to DStv subscribers complaints about too many repeats by revamping their product and freshening content.

Why govt must plan before freeing Pollsmoor's awaiting-trial prisoners

Why govt must plan before freeing Pollsmoor's awaiting-trial prisoners

Pollsmoor Prison conditions have been declared unconstitutional, but there needs to be a plan if detainees are freed in two weeks.

I watch my metaphors a bit more carefully now, says Zapiro

I watch my metaphors a bit more carefully now, says Zapiro

Satirical cartoonists and commentator Zapiro reflects on his more controversial depictions this year and his 21st book collection.

No school allowed to withhold report cards over unpaid fees - WCED

No school allowed to withhold report cards over unpaid fees - WCED

Provincial education MEC Debbie Schafer emphatically says no school allowed to keep back reports due to incomplete fee payments.

How to get through the holidays when grief-stricken

How to get through the holidays when grief-stricken

Holiday cheer isn't felt by all families over Christmas time. Some experience grief or are reminded of loved one's they have lost.