The ad hoc committee set up to nominate a new Public Protector has committed itself to an open and transparent process.
It says public participation is key for such a high-profile job.
On 9 October, Thuli Madonsela's term as Public Protector ends.
The ad hoc committee that will nominate her replacement says it has its work cut out.
The committee is made up of members from several political parties.
The job advertisement for a new Public Protector will be published from this weekend followed by a three-week nomination period for the public.
 Members also agreed  to have the interviewing process moved to after the local municipal elections.
The committee will sit again during parliament’s recess period to allow more time for work to be done before the deadline.