Whistleblowers need more support and encouragement to provide this vital aspect of a democratic and uncorrupted society
Current legislation mainly protects employees and those who make allegations anonymously and offers too little protection for witnesses
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A criminal investigation into the petrol giant is under way based on Ian Erasmus’s evidence that the company allegedly polluted the Vaal with hazardous chemicals
With corruption and fraud endemic in South Africa, whistleblowers have played a pivotal role in bringing wrongdoing to light. Despite their invaluable role to society, in most cases their own outcomes are harrowing and devastating. Mandy Weiner’s new book The Whistleblowers shares their stories. The following is an extract.