Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will begin her new job as social justice chair in the law faculty at Stellenbosch University from 2018.
The Law Faculty at Stellenbosch University released a statement on Thursday confirming Madonsela's acceptance of the position.
Geo Quinot, Vice-Dean of Law at the faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University says the position will allow Madonsela to carry on doing what she has been best - clean administration and good public governance.
So that we've got public administration that is really responsive to the needs of our people.— Geo Quinot, Vice-Dean of Law at the faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University
We would like her to research this areas, teach and instill in our law graduates this insight on how do we get our public administration to operate in an ethical manner.— Geo Quinot, Vice-Dean of Law at the faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University
Quinot says Madonsela's role at the university won't be purely academic. It will contain applied work in conjunction with academics.
He says she will be given a space to become an activist and is expected to still handle court cases, which is what the law clinic is currently doing.
Listen to Stellenbosch University vice-dean of law talk about Thuli Madonsela's new role there: