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01/06/2016: City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor sends condolences to Browde’s family
01 June 2016
The City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Cllr Parks Tau has conveyed a message of sympathy to the family of Advocate Jules Browde, the City’s Integrity Commissioner who passed away on Tuesday, 31 May 2016.
 
Advocate Jules Browde SC was appointed by the City of Johannesburg in 2009 as an Integrity Commissioner to assist with matters involving councillors’ investigation by the Ethics Committee. The Integrity Commissioner is an independent office free of political influence and pressures and its independence is assured through Council Resolution.
 
“It was with deep sadness that I received the tragic news. No amount of words can express our deepest sympathies to the family for the pain and irreparable loss of a beloved father, grandfather and a source of love that united the Browde family”, says Mayor Tau.
 
“Advocate Browde was highly loved and respected for his dedication, humility and commitment to the City of Joburg”, added Mayor Tau. 
 
Today the Executive Mayor, Cllr Parks Tau and the Council Speaker, Cllr Connie Bapela will pay homage to the family of Advocate Browde to offer condolences on behalf of the leadership, employees and the people of the City of Johannesburg. 
 
Advocate Browde was born in Johannesburg in 1919. After obtaining a BA degree from Wits University, he enlisted in the Union Defence Force in the early months of World War II. After the war, he continued his studies at Wits University, where he first met Dr Nelson Mandela, a fellow law student.
 
In 1969 Advocate Browde was appointed as a Senior Counsel. He went on to serve as an acting Judge in South Africa, as a judge on the Appeal Courts of Swaziland and Lesotho. In July 2008, he received the Sydney and Felicia Kentridge Award for Service to Law in Southern Africa. Both he and his wife received the Helen Suzman Lifetime Achievement Award by the SA Jewish Report in 2011.
 
In 1996, former President Mandela appointed Browde to investigate irregularities in the appointment of certain public servants during the transition to democracy.
 
 
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Last Updated on 07 June 2016