People who blow the whistle on corruption do not often get the recognition they would have earned through their courageous efforts. Despite this, whistleblowers from all walks of life put their names forward to help claim back the dignity and credibility that would otherwise be lost to corruption within South Africa’s public service.
Whistleblowers put a lot on the line to expose wrongdoing and for that we are making them our heroes of the week.
These professionals, service providers, community leaders and members, men and women who report their encounters with corruption to organisations like Corruption Watch, take a daring step to rid the their communities and workplace of the scourge. They do their part in holding those in power accountable, no matter what it takes.
Corruption Watch, the Right 2 Know campaign (R2K), and other stakeholders will be shining the spotlight on the invaluable role of whistleblowers on Saturday 5 April 2014.
The organisations will be co-hosting a meeting in Diepkloof, Soweto, which will feature real-life whistleblowers, including Mike and Cecilia Tshishonga, telling their stories and sharing their experiences about blowing the whistle on corruption.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said earlier this week that whistleblowers in South Africa need more protection.
Date and time:
Saturday 5 April from 10am to 12pm.
Where is it:
SECC Career Centre,
Corner of Chris Hani Drive (formerly Old Potch Road) and Immink Drive,
Turn right at the BP garage. Click here for a Google map.
Who will be there:
Corruption Watch, R2K, whistleblower Mike Tshishonga, and others.
Ronald Menoe (Corruption Watch): 072 577 8419
Dale McKinley (R2K): 072 429 4086
Corruption Watch will provide updates of the event on social media. Follow the hashtag #whistleCWR2K on Twitter and watch out for details from the event on Facebook.