The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has come under increasing criticism in recent years. Among the reasons for criticism are the declining rate and number of cases being prosecuted, and the perceived politicisation of the institution. Institutionally the NPA is in a deeply troubled state. Is the NPA in need of an oversight mechanism to oversee its decisions? Please join the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI), a project of the Dullah Omar Institute (University of the Western Cape) for an armchair discussion on the future of the NPA.

The discussants are:
• Advocate Vusi Pikoli (Western Cape Police Ombudsman and former National Director of Public Prosecutions)
• Professor Pierre De Vos (Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance, University of Cape Town)
• Professor Nico Steytler (South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy, University of the Western Cape)
• Ms Jean Redpath (CSPRI Researcher, University of the Western Cape)

Professor Steytler will lead the discussions.

Date: 22 November 2016

Venue: Centre for the Book, Victoria Street, Cape Town
Start time: 10:00 (registration will be open from 09:00)
End time: 15:00

A light lunch will be served
RSVP: Crystal Nitsckie by 18 November 2016
Looking forward to your participation!