Find out what is happening in the world of corruption
Engage with current debates around the topic of corruption in SA
Receive relevant content every month! Don't worry - we take privacy seriously and will never share your details.
The Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) is a prominent law aimed at the protection of whistle-blowers. For employees to be comfortable with blowing the whistle, though, there must be an encouraging and supportive environment in the workplace, as well as an established culture of whistle-blowing. Although the PDA and other legislation such as the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act provide protection for whistle-blowers, they may still be afraid to take that step.
Now, the Open Democracy Advice Centre (Odac) has published an updated guide for employers and employees, on how to make a protected disclosure, how to ensure the safety of the whistle-blower, how to deal with victimisation, and more.
The Odac guide takes into account the recent amendments to the PDA. Odac, as well as Corruption Watch and other organisations, have recently made submissions before Parliament on the amendments to the PDA. However, these amendments have not been promoted, says Odac, or contextualised.
The organisation has therefore amended its Code of Good Practice to guide those in the private and public sector on how to best implement the PDA to protect whistle-blowers in this context.
Download the updated Code of Good Practice
Highlights of the Protected Disclosures Amendment Act include:
Download the amendments.
Corruption Watch (RF) NPC is an accredited Chapter of Transparency International e.V..
All views and statements represent those of Corruption Watch (RF) -NPC unless
otherwise noted, and do not necessarily reflect those of Transparency International e.V..