Kingswood is honoured to once again be hosting our annual Uyinene Mrwetyana Commemorative Lecture in the Kingswood Chapel on the 25th of March 2024.

Each year, we host an annual Uyinene Mrwetyana Commemorative Lecture, in partnership with Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation-UMF.

The vision of this event is to celebrate her life and to take the time to stop, pause and reflect on who Uyinene was and the legacy she left behind.

Date: Monday, 25 March 2024 at 09h00

Venue: Kingswood College Chapel

Speaker: Public Protector; Adv.Kholeka Gcaleka

Theme: “Eliminate the fear: Prioritising safety and Security in the Prevention of GBVF” #YourSafetyMatters”


The Keynote Speaker for the event is Public Protector, Adv. Kholeka Gcaleka

Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka resumed her career as an aspirant prosecutor in 2004 and left the National Prosecuting Authority in 2016 as a Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions after 10 years of her 12 years prosecutions and executive management at the High Court level.

She thereafter was employed as the Special Advisor to the Ministers for the Department of Public Service and Administration; Department of Home Affairs and Department of Finance in the republic of South Africa respectively – 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 is currently a board member of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), a member of the United Nations Working Group of the International Ombudsman Institute and is the Chairperson of the African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC). She is also the co-drafter of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism South African, Charter of the National General Council. Advocate Gcaleka, the Public Protector of South Africa now spans just over 19 years legal experience.

She is the former first black female National Chairperson of the Society of State Advocates. Adv. Gcaleka holds a LLB Degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a LLM with her dissertation titled “Impact of the financial intelligence centre act and the risk-based approach on the closing of bank accounts” in Commercial Law from the University of Johannesburg. She is currently doing her second Masters in Cyber Security. She is now the Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa.