South Africa’s public protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela paid a courtesy visit to the Ombudsman; Advocate John Walters on 6 May 2015. The two public advocates discussed issues affecting their respective offices as well as benchmarking between the two offices. One thing that both Advocate Walters and Advocate Madosnela were passionate about is the issue of African immigrants in the Mediterranean; highlighting that African leaders should do more to improve the situation. The Ombudsman and his counterpart spoke of the challenges they face with regards to access to information from public offices and how this hampers their efforts to resolve complaints.
The Office of the Ombudsman of Namibia strives to promote and protect human rights, fair and effective administration, combat misappropriation or misuse of public resources and protect the environment and natural resources of Namibia through the independent and impartial investigation and resolution of complaints and through raising public awareness