South Africa: Whistleblower Protection Week 2023

Join the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers (PPLAAF), the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), and GIBS Business School for the second annual Whistleblower Protection Week.

This year, the week focuses on the laws pertaining to whistleblowing, particularly in light of the recent proposed amendments to the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) and PPLAAF’s development of a Legal Guidebook for Whistleblowing.

Date: 13 – 17 November 2023

Venue: GIBS Business School, Illovo, Johannesburg

RSVP here.


13 November:

  • Formal Opening and Panel Discussion: Amending the PDA, DOJ Submissions and Responses
    • Moderator: Kavisha Pillay (Corruption Watch and NACAC)
    • Speakers: Zanele Mbuyisa (PPLAAF), Ben Theron (The Whistleblower House), Christopher Fisher (Helen Suzman Foundation)
    • Time: 10h000 – 13h00
    • Join the Livestream
  • Interpretation and Application of the PDA and Related Laws: A Guide with JustVoices

14 November:

  • Panel Discussion: Experiences of Whistleblowers in South Africa with The Whistleblower House
    • Moderator: Cynthia Stimpel
    • Time: 10h00
    • Join the Livestream

15 November:

  • Webinar: Whistleblowing in the Financial Sector
    • Moderator: Roger Latchman (International Institute for Ethical Governance and Accountability)
    • Speakers: Jean-Jacques Lumumba (DRC) and Biswick Kaswaswa (Malawi)
    • Time: 10h00
    • Join the Livestream
  • Documentary Screening: ‘Silenced: Why Babita Deokaran was murdered’
    • A News24 Investigation
    • Time: 18h00
    • RSVP here

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