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Title:The Auditor-General and the Minister: exoneration or condemnation? A comment on the 'Maduna affair'
Author:Venter, Albert
Year:2003
Periodical:Politeia: Journal for Political Science and Public Administration
Volume:22
Issue:2
Pages:5-24
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:responsibility
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Abstract:This article is a reflective inquiry into, and comment on, certain allegations made by South Africa's Minister Penuell Maduna in June and August of 1997, while he was Minister of Mineral and Energy Affairs, against the Auditor-General at the time, Henri Kluever. In this article the question of whether Minister Maduna was justified in his refusal to bow to calls from opposition parties in Parliament to resign is addressed. The article consists of three sections. First, the particulars of the Maduna affair as reported by the Public Protector are briefly stated. Second, the theory, conventions and practice of individual ministerial responsibility to Parliament are examined. Third, a comment on the question of Minister Maduna's refusal to resign is offered. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract] (Substantially similar article published in Afrikaans in: Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, jg. 45, nr. 3 (2005), p. 357-369.)
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