Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka – Public Protector – Fit for Purpose
Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka is the Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa.
She left the National Prosecuting Authority in 2016 as a senior deputy director of public prosecutions after 12 years of prosecutions and executive management at a High Court level.
Thereafter, she was employed as a special adviser to the Ministers of Public Service and Administration; Home Affairs and Finance – with a specific focus in the areas of administration, legal, legislation and policy development, strategy, compliance and governance.
Adv. Gcaleka served on the committee of enquiry probing the state of affairs of municipalities across Gauteng. She has also served on various boards and currently sits on the board of the International Ombudsman Institute, is a member of the United Nations Working Group of the International Ombudsman Institute, and is the acting chairperson of the African Ombudsman Research Centre.
She was the first Black female national chairperson of the Society of State Advocates.
Adv. Gcaleka holds an LLB Degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of Johannesburg. She is currently doing her second Masters in Cyber Security.
Adv Gcaleka will address the Cape Town Press Club on “Fit for purpose: The Public Protector 28 years into the democratic South Africa”.
Photo: City Press
Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka