Minister Dina Pule’s statement on the Public Protector’s decision to investigate the potential conflict of interest regarding the hosting of the ICT Indaba.

The Minister welcomes the Public Protector’s decision.

September 12, 2012

The Minister of Communications Ms Dina Pule has not yet received notification from the Public Protector that her office is investigating a potential conflict of interest involving the Minister in relation to the hosting of the successful hosting of the ICT Indaba in Cape Town in June.

The Minister welcomes the Public Protector’s decision.

The Minister has instructed her staff to cooperate fully with the Public Protector, as they have done when they were dealing with the Office of the Auditor General.
The Minister is committed to clean governance. She requested the Office of the Auditor General to help the Department and its companies improve their adherence to corporate governance. On 07 September 2012, the Auditor General held a clean audit workshop with the staff of the Department and State-Owned Companies that report to the Department.

The Minister is convinced that there is no wrongdoing on her part as the report of the Auditor General has found.