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Protect your business by protecting your whistle-blowers
Protect your business by protecting your whistle-blowersArticle

It is the professional duty of business leaders to protect whistle-blowers. The C-suite of any organisation ultimately has a responsibility to make sure they protect the company's bottom line...

Zaakir Mohamed 21 Apr 2021

Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowers
Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowersArticle

Companies should be actively encouraging employees to blow the whistle on corporate issues, ethics or concerning behaviour, without fear of risk or harassment, because an effective whistle-blowing programme is of immense value to the business...

13 Apr 2021

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Whistle-blowers in South Africa are treated as pariahs in spite of their moral courageArticle

Recent reports of the looting of relief funds meant for managing the Covid-19 pandemic have once again shone the spotlight on the abuse of power in South Africa. They beg the question as to how it can be prevented...

Theresa Onaji-Benson, Elmé Vivier, Gideon Pogrund & Mollie Painter 26 Oct 2020

In happier and less challenging times: world leaders and guests pose for a picture on the second day of the annual G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 2019. Photo by Andrew Parsons - Pool/Getty Images
All world leaders face mega Covid-19 crises: how Ramaphosa is stacking upArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is an extreme crisis that puts government under severe pressure. It puts the political judgement of the president or prime minister under the most intense spotlight...

Richard Calland 26 Mar 2020

Eskom COO, Jan Oberholzer
Eskom board orders investigation into COOArticle

The Eskom board has ordered an independent investigation into allegations of corruption against its chief operating officer (COO) Jan Oberholzer...

20 Mar 2020

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Marianne Thamm on the crucial role of whistleblowers and investigative journalists in defeating corruptionArticle

On Wednesday, 10 April 2019 I snatched up the rare opportunity to spend most of my lunch hour with Marianne Thamm, the incredibly smart, candid natural storyteller who has witnessed the harshest violence as an investigative journalist, as well as the hope, resilience and fortitude of South Africa. Here's what you missed...

Leigh Andrews 10 Apr 2019

CAs behaving badly: The Saica professional conduct code explained
CAs behaving badly: The Saica professional conduct code explainedArticle

The accounting profession is under pressure at the moment to improve public perceptions on whether they, and more specifically chartered accountants, are still behaving ethically...

Issued by SAICA 13 Aug 2018

Experts reveal why people are obsessed with true crime
Experts reveal why people are obsessed with true crimeArticle

It's an incredibly addictive genre for millions of people worldwide, but why are we so captivated by true crime shows, and what does that say about us?..

Issued by Showmax 27 Jun 2018

CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media laws
CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media lawsArticle

Tanzania forces forums, blogs, and streaming websites to comply with draconian regulations...

19 Jun 2018

Discovery Health recovers R568m through fraud-control activities in 2017
Discovery Health recovers R568m through fraud-control activities in 2017Article

Discovery Health has invested substantially in fighting the scourge of healthcare fraud. Efforts to curb fraud in the healthcare system resulted in R568m recovered on behalf of client schemes in 2017...

22 Jan 2018

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Pauw case raises tricky questionsArticle

Questions are being asked about how the confidentiality provisions of the Tax Administration Act are aligned with legislation providing for whistle-blowers and freedom of expression...

21 Dec 2017

The Story of God expands hit franchise with new series
The Story of God expands hit franchise with new seriesArticle

From the producers of the Emmy-nominated hit series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,comes a new series, premiering 14 January 2018.

Issued by Fox Networks Group 21 Nov 2017

#LifeEsidimeni: How good people come to do very bad things
#LifeEsidimeni: How good people come to do very bad thingsArticle

Arbitration reveals the skeletons in the Gauteng health department's closet culture that gave rise to 141 deaths and continues to thrive...

Laura Lopez Gonzalez 20 Oct 2017

Cybercrimes Bill threatens our freedom
Cybercrimes Bill threatens our freedomArticle

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill will affect every internet user in South Africa - but at 139 pages long, there's a lot to go through...

Murray Hunter 28 Jul 2017

Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill allows for whistleblowing on state
Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill allows for whistleblowing on stateArticle

Whistleblowers are a key element of anti-corruption measures within the workplace, as they are most likely to witness incidences of fraud, corruption and unlawful conduct first-hand...

Tony Canny and Krevania Pillay 22 Mar 2017

Nigeria removes 50,000 'ghost workers' from state payrolls
Nigeria removes 50,000 'ghost workers' from state payrollsArticle

ABUJA: Nigeria has struck off 50,000 "ghost workers" from the state payrolls this year, saving nearly 630 million euros, the presidency said on Tuesday...

30 Dec 2016

Promising no censorship, social network Gab draws 'alt-right'
Promising no censorship, social network Gab draws 'alt-right'Article

Squeezed out of Twitter and other social media websites cracking down on hate speech, far-right activists are finding a home on a new platform that promises never to censor content...

13 Dec 2016

Suspended treasurer's hearing to be held at the CCMA
Suspended treasurer's hearing to be held at the CCMAArticle

Suspended SAA treasurer, Cynthia Stimpel has won a small but important victory in the Labour Court after the national airline agreed to hold her disciplinary hearing at the CCMA...

Nicky Smith 24 Aug 2016

South Africa tops economic crime stats
South Africa tops economic crime statsArticle

South African organisations experience more economic crime in comparison to their African and global peers, while cybercrime is on the rise...

1 Mar 2016

Maimane praises Daso anti-corruption fight
Maimane praises Daso anti-corruption fightArticle

University of Fort Hare management was "crying" because the DA Student Organisation (Daso) would expose corruption at the facility...

22 May 2015

Have we left the media freedom debate too late?
Have we left the media freedom debate too late?Article

If you thought the murder of French media workers had little impact on the South African media landscape, Right2Know suggests you think again - prepare to take action with your pens and laptops...

Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2015

Best of the Fringe
Best of the FringeArticle

Some well-connected and well-informed Capetonians share with us their selection of productions that you should see at this year's inaugural Cape Town Fringe festival, which will run from 25 September to 5 October, 2014.

22 Sep 2014

Anton Harber
Do we have the will to defend our freedom?Article

Exactly 20 years after we achieved media freedom, an opposition advertisement was banished from the national broadcaster because it showed pictures of police shooting protesters. So just as we were celebrating our freedom, it was eroded.

Anton Harber 5 May 2014

WikiLeaks expects Manning to appeal 'dangerous' verdictArticle

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday called US soldier Bradley Manning a "hero" and said he expected him to appeal after a military judge convicted him of espionage.

31 Jul 2013

Hundreds of SA Facebook profiles cloned
Hundreds of SA Facebook profiles clonedArticle

Hundreds of South African Facebook profiles have been cloned in the past five days and used to solicit money from the victims' contacts.

NIivashni Nair 28 May 2013

Google branded as 'evil' by lawmaker
Google branded as 'evil' by lawmakerArticle

LONDON - A senior British lawmaker on Thursday (16 May) described Google as "evil" and accused the US internet company of unethically avoiding paying vast amounts of tax in Britain.

17 May 2013

Fraud allegations at Fort Hare
Fraud allegations at Fort HareArticle

The University of Fort Hare is investigating a number of cases of corruption, fraud and maladministration at the institution.

Msindisi Fengu 6 May 2013

Vietnam War whistleblower defends WikiLeaks 'hero'Article

KENSINGTON, US: Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg waited decades for someone like Bradley Manning to follow in his footsteps.

27 Mar 2013

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announcedArticle

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012

Secrecy Bill closer to becoming Secrecy Law
Secrecy Bill closer to becoming Secrecy LawArticle

On 21 November 2012 members of the NCOP ad hoc committee voted to finalise a Bill that, according to Right2Know, still carries the fingerprints of the securocrats who have remained the 'hidden hand' behind this process from the start. The ANC used its numerical majority to force the Secrecy Bill one step closer to becoming a Secrecy Law.

22 Nov 2012

Rally today against Secrecy Bill outside Parliament
Rally today against Secrecy Bill outside ParliamentArticle

Right2Know is calling on the public to join it outside Parliament in the Western Cape today, Wednesday, 21 November 2012, to rally against the passing of the Protection of Information Bill. The rally starts at 1pm, with the entering of Parliament at 2pm. Those entering Parliament will need to carry their ID books.

21 Nov 2012

Crime Line responds to call of duty ahead of festive season
Crime Line responds to call of duty ahead of festive seasonArticle

PRETORIA: Crime Line has welcomed the launch of the South African Police Service's 'Operation Duty Calls' festive season campaign and has pledged to continue providing the public with a 100% anonymous and safe service to blow the whistle on crime.

15 Oct 2012

Secrecy bill: R2K to march in Pretoria
Secrecy bill: R2K to march in PretoriaArticle

On Friday 28 September 2012, International Right to Know Day, the planned R2K Gauteng march in Pretoria on the Union Buildings will take place, despite police non-compliance. The march continues to voice the remaining concerns over the Secrecy Bill.

27 Sep 2012

Gill Moodie
Secrecy Bill still looms - and is evil as everArticle

Lift your eyes from the daily grind, mense, because there's important backtracking from the ANC on the Secrecy Bill that we all need to know about.

Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 18 Sep 2012

Reality of the Freedom of Information ActArticle

Since president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act sometime this year, the excitement it elicited among members of civil society, the media and human rights groups, is being replaced with frustration and disappointment.

17 Sep 2012

African News Innovation Challenge announces finalists
African News Innovation Challenge announces finalistsArticle

40 pioneering digital journalism projects have been shortlisted as finalists in the inaugural African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC) that Google launched in May this year.

11 Sep 2012

Pope to sue German magazine over 'Vatileaks' cover
Pope to sue German magazine over 'Vatileaks' coverArticle

BERLIN, GERMANY: A German magazine said on Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI was preparing to sue it for publishing a cover satirising the "Vatileaks" leaked-documents scandal that has rocked the Vatican.

13 Jul 2012

Bill would hinder fight against graftArticle

According to the Cape Argus, during public hearings that started in Parliament, civil society, legal and media bodies argued that if the Protection of State Information Bill is passed in its present form, the fight against corruption will become insurmountable, whistleblowers and journalists would face unjust jail sentences, and the poor will have less chance of access to the services to which they are entitled.

29 Mar 2012

Fewer complaints lodged at PSC
Fewer complaints lodged at PSCArticle

Members of the public and government officials lodged fewer complaints during the 2009/2010 financial year, says the Public Service Commission (PSC).

9 Dec 2011

ANC to act on MPs who abstained on secrecy vote
ANC to act on MPs who abstained on secrecy voteArticle

South Africa's ruling African National Congress on Wednesday said it will act against members who did not vote for a new secrecy bill criticised as an attack on press freedom.

24 Nov 2011

UCT expresses disappointment in voting for POI BillArticle

The University of Cape Town has expressed its extreme disappointment that members of the South African parliament voted in favour of the proposed Protection of State Information Bill. This despite the extraordinary strong civic voice that has risen against the proposed Bill.

24 Nov 2011

SA investigative greats: Secrecy Bill will not silence us
SA investigative greats: Secrecy Bill will not silence usArticle

"If you think we're going to curl up and die, think again." That's the strong message this country's top investigative journalists sent ANC MPs who voted in favour of the Protection of Information Bill in Parliament. The local muckrakers said the bill was designed to intimidate whistleblowers and insider sources so as to make investigative journalism even tougher, if not more dangerous.

Mandy de Waal: @mandyldewaal 23 Nov 2011

Unions converge against secrecy law
Unions converge against secrecy lawArticle

Unions from different ends of the political spectrum are threatening to take the controversial Protection of State Information Bill to the Constitutional Court and hold public demonstrations against it.

22 Nov 2011

SwissCham SA voices Secrecy Bill concernsArticle

In a statement, SwissCham Southern Africa (SCSA) voiced satisfaction that the Protection of State Information Bill has been withdrawn, albeit temporarily, for 'further consultation'. However, SCSA said it is concerned that the consultations will take place via an internal party committee, instead of through the formal parliamentary committee that was previously processing the bill, and that, as a result, the consultations will avoid public scrutiny - an indispensable element in any democratic process.

13 Oct 2011

Journalists declare against POIB, start urgent petition
Journalists declare against POIB, start urgent petitionArticle

The "Journalist Declaration on the Protection of State Information Bill" is an urgent petition that is calling upon all community, public, commercial and trade journalists to speak up against the Secrecy Bill and other proposed legislation. Organisers plan to release the list of endorsements early next week before the National Assembly votes for or against the Secrecy Bill on Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

15 Sep 2011

Media freedom blow: Secrecy Bill still to jail journos
Media freedom blow: Secrecy Bill still to jail journosArticle

It looks as if South Africa will finally be joining the club of African countries that imprisons journalists for publishing or broadcasting classified information, even if it exposes government's massive corruption and abuse of power. This is after the Protection of Information Bill - aka Secrecy Bill - was finalised late last week - with the ruling ANC using its majority vote to bulldoze through controversial clauses.

Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 5 Sep 2011

Secrecy Bill: some concessions but struggle continues
Secrecy Bill: some concessions but struggle continuesArticle

South African civil society's struggle to bring the controversial Protection of Information Bill - aka Secrecy Bill - in line with constitutional requirements continues, amid some concessions made by the ANC-led parliamentary committee, which wants the bill's debate closed by 21 September 2011.

Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 30 Aug 2011

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