The 2016 McBride v Minister of Police Constitutional Court decision affirmed the independence of Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID). APCOF and the Helen Suzman Foundation were among several organisations advocating the amendment of the IPID Act to take in the broader understanding of independence, which includes not only security of tenure, but also of appointment and institutional and financial independence.
On 15 July 2020, the Portfolio Committee on Police confirmed the minister's nominee as the executive director, in a process that arguably provided the committee with little opportunity but to rubber stamp the appointment. Simultaneously, the committee acknowledged the inherent weakness of the IPID Act and promised a complete overhaul by 2021.
Join APCOF and the Helen Suzman Foundation to discuss:
1. The Independence of oversight bodies - Themba Masuku, Programmes Manager at APCOF.
2. The Courts, Parliament, and the IPID Act: where are we now? - Kimera Chetty, Legal Researcher at Helen Suzman Foundation.
3. The appointment process for the IPID executive director - Kavisha Pillay, Head of Stakeholder Relations and Campaigns at Corruption Watch.
Moderator: Chumile Sali, APCOF
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