The North Gauteng High Court has dismissed Public Protector Busisiswe Mkhwebane's application for leave to appeal the Estina Dairy Farm report ruling.
The application has been dismissed with costs.
In May, Judge Ronel Tolmay declared her report unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid.
Eyewitness News reporter Nthakoana Ngatane has more.
Judge Ronel Tolmay had said in May that Mkhwebane has turned a blind eye to the key complaints in the matter.— Nthakoana Ngatane, Reporter - Eyewitness News
She slapped her office with 85% of the costs and her personally with 7.5% of the legal costs. She was trying to appeal that order so she and her office don't pay those costs.— Nthakoana Ngatane, Reporter - Eyewitness News
Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution executive secretary Lawson Naidoo says they are not surprised by today's judgment.
It would come as no surprise if the Public Protector decides to lodge her own application and deal directly with the SCA.— Lawson Naidoo, Executive secretary - Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution
Listen to the full interview below...