AU’s annual anti-corruption day focuses on whistle-blowers

African Anti-Corruption Day (AACD), held every year on 11 July, aims to recognise the progress that has been made in fighting corruption across the continent, and reiterate the need to move with the times in developing approaches to end corruption. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the catastrophic consequences of corruption on the Read more >

Whistle-blowers take centre stage on WWBD

By Janine Erasmus World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), marked every year on 3 May, is a day of both reflection and reminders – the former giving media professionals a chance to think about issues of press freedom and professional ethics, and the latter prompting governments to respect their commitment to press freedom. But WPFD is Read more >

State capture whistle-blowers hailed on 23 June

Every year on 23 June we remember whistle-blowers around the world who have braved threats to their lives and livelihoods to expose corruption on both small and large scales. We also reflect on what we, as a society and as individuals, are doing to make the environment for blowing the whistle more enabling and encouraging. Read more >

Lamola: Whistle-blowers’ plight receiving attention

Justice minister Ronald Lamola has paid tribute to South Africa’s whistle-blowers. Speaking on 6 February at the hybrid conference on Countering the Corrupt – Reform of the Criminal Justice Administration in South Africa, Lamola said: “You are the true embodiment of the famous saying by British philosopher John Stuart Mill: ‘Bad men need nothing more Read more >

We need much more: strengthening protection for whistle-blowers

By Kwazi Dlamini Today, 23 June, is World Whistleblower Day. It is another chance for us to acknowledge and appreciate the immense importance of blowing the whistle on corruption, and salute the courage of those who choose to come forward. Because whistle-blowing is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent corruption, malfeasance, Read more >