Corruption Watch has released a brand new e-book focused on whistleblowers. In the book we talk about what it means to be a whistleblower, who can be a whistleblower, how to do it, and what laws protect the whistleblower. We also share the real-life stories of whistleblowers who chose to not look the other way.
This information will help you to make the right decision if you ever find yourself in the same situation. To download our whistleblowers’ e-book, please visit our new community platform Corruption Watch Connected, and join the whistleblower's group. You must be logged in to download the file.
The publication coincides with the launch of a national campaign celebrating whistleblowers. At the first event, held in Soweto on 5 April, Corruption Watch and the Right 2 Know campaign (R2K) shone the spotlight on the invaluable role of whistleblowers.
At the event, real-life whistleblowers, including Mike and Cecilia Tshishonga, shared their experiences about blowing the whistle on corruption.
It was the first in what R2K hopes will be a series of public events, held around the country in partnership with organisations such as Corruption Watch. Here community members will be able to hear about the importance of whistleblowing, and whistleblowers themselves will be presented as heroes.
“We aim to achieve this through public statements and media campaigns, as well as through solidarity events, road shows and rallies,” said Corruption Watch’s stakeholder relations manager Ronald Menoe. “There will be more rallies like this one in other communities.”
"For too long now, whistleblowers in South Africa have not only been victimised and punished by employers, but have not been celebrated and given the opportunity to share their stories and experiences with the general public, and more especially those in poorer communities who are the ones who are worst affected by corruption and mismanagement," said Dale McKinley of R2K.