A meeting place for Courage

The fate of whistleblowers is well-documented in academic research, books, and media articles. The pattern is clear: powerful persons in organisations tend to retaliate against whistleblowers, rather than protect them.

Many whistleblowers have been harassed, demoted or dismissed. This has resulted in devastating consequences for whistleblowers. Many have lost their livelihoods. Most have suffered psychological trauma. For others, ostracization, divorce, and financial ruin due to high legal costs have followed.

Although concern has been raised by numerous NPOs, members of parliament, civil society, and business associations, no dedicated full-spectrum resource exists to support whistleblowers in South Africa. As such, whistleblowers are often adrift in accessing legal counsel, financial help, psychological support, assistance with the preparation of affidavits to relevant authorities, and evaluating the real risks they may face.

The Whistleblower House aims to fill that void for and with South African whistleblowers.

The Whistleblower House, a registered NPC (2021/717060/08), is a not for profit, public benefit organisation (PBO Reference No. 930077363) that facilitates access to support services for whistleblowers, creates awareness of whistleblowers’ plight, and acknowledges the vital role of whistleblowers in strengthening ethics and democracy in South Africa.

Our vision, mission, and values guide our activities and decision-making which includes the following:


Facilitate access to:
Legal services
Health services
Financial assistance
Risk management services
Advice regarding media
Job opportunities


Engage public & private sector institutions
Engage the media
Facilitate the establishment of support groups


Annual celebration of whistleblowers
Media engagements to celebrate whistleblowing heroes
Formal Awards for Whistleblowers

"Courage is the most important of all virtues because without courage, you can’t practise any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou

A free app that shows you exactly how whistleblowers are protected under South African law.