Media exposés and testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in South Africa have demonstrated the importance of whistleblowers. Had it not been for these brave people and their vital disclosures, corruption’s inner workings would have remained a mystery.
The Whistleblower House firmly believes that whistleblowing is a necessary bulwark in the architecture of modern democracies as it:
alerts the public to abuses of power;
shines a light on criminality for law enforcement to follow up; and
disrupts the networks of collusion within institutions.
The Whistleblower House seeks to support people who know about or witness wrongdoing so that they can more safely become whistleblowers. When whistleblowing is a safer endeavour, impunity withers away, and accountability becomes a consequence.
The Whistleblower House is a not for profit, public benefit organisation (registered NPC (2021/717060/08)) that provides support services to whistleblowers.
To minimise all adverse impacts on a whistleblower by:
acknowledging the importance of the individual choosing to take a stand
supporting whistleblowers in their journey of exposing institutional wrongdoing
encouraging whistleblowing as a method of creating a more transparent and ethical society
Act with integrity, honesty, and transparency
Deliver with safety, sustainability, and empowerment
Mediate with compassion, humility, and hope
Support with dignity, love, and empathy
Rebuild with belief of a better future, optimism, and faith in humanity
The Whistleblower House will achieve its vision by:
facilitating access to empathetic service providers, including, but not limited to professional legal, financial, security, and psychological support
creating awareness of the importance of exposing institutional wrongdoing
providing a safe space for potential whistleblowers to discuss the dilemmas they face
publicly acknowledging the contributions of whistleblowing to good governance
advocating for the implementation of effective whistleblowing management systems in organisations
collaborating with companies to provide a means of employment for whistleblowers