Government ‘does not provide enough protection’ to whistleblowers


In spite of growing concerns about the safety of whistle-blowers, and the “inaction” from government in response to their protection, experts say a large part of the work of future commissions of enquiry should be prioritising the prevention of harm to whistle-blowers if they want people to continue to report corruption. Former South African Revenue Service (Sars) executive Johann van Loggerenberg said the inaction of not only Sars, but law enforcement agencies, based on the documentary evidence of Athol Williams, was very concerning. Williams exposed alleged corruption at management consultancy Bain & Company where he was working and subsequently left…

Source: citizen