Since February 2001 South Africa has had legislation which protects employees in the public and private sector from occupational detriment, should they blow the whistle.
Understood and applied effectively, this legislation will help managers to identify, manage risk and protect their reputation and the reputation of their respective organisations.
A key part of the national strategy to fight corruption in the public sector, is to encourage ethical individuals within the service to raise their concerns in a responsible manner.
Corruption limits our ability to fight poverty, negatively affects our economic development, damages social values and undermines democracy and good governance. Hence, every effort to strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption is of paramount importance.