This content delves into the journeys of our whistleblower heroes and heroines, providing potential whistleblowers with valuable insights before embarking on a similar path. Furthermore, we offer resources for organisations seeking guidance on effectively managing the courageous actions of whistleblowers within their own ranks.

Complimentary Resources

Whistleblowing Management Handbook

Written by Dr Liezl Groenewald from The Ethics Institute, this handbook extends organisational guidance on managing whistleblowing within your entity.


Before you Blow the Whistle

Authored by Bianca Goodson, this guide reflects on what she would have done differently before whistleblowing. It serves as a support for potential whistleblowers, providing valuable insights before you take that leap.


Whistleblowing First Responder Guide

If you receive whistleblowing reports and are unsure how to proceed, this guide is tailored for you. Written by Dr Liezl Groenewald from The Ethics Institute, it offers a roadmap for effective responses.


The Whistleblowing Non-Retaliation Toolkit

This toolkit was developed by The Ethics Institute (TEI) based on an understanding of the emotional journey of whistleblowing and the retaliation often encountered by those who step forward. Written by Dr Liezl Groenewald.


Whistleblower protection in South Africa: where to from here?

This report not only highlights the challenges whistleblowers face but also identifies their roots beyond legislative gaps. Presented by Just Share – May 2022.


South Africa: Whistleblower Protection Guidebook

Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) has produced this guidebook as a comprehensive resource on legislation safeguarding whistleblowers. It is intended to be accessible to legal practitioners, civil society members, and whistleblowers alike.


Service charter for victims of crime in South Africa

The consolidation of the present legal framework relating to the rights of and services provided to victims of crime.


Publications Available For Purchase

The Unlikely Mr Rogue

In “The Unlikely Mr. Rogue: A Life with Ivan Pillay,” author Evelyn Groenink delves into the story of Ivan Pillay, the unassuming figure behind SARS’ ‘rogue unit.’ Ivan serves as the Chairman of The Whistleblower House, and this book traces his life journey.

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The Whistleblowers

Penned by Mandy Weiner, these are the raw and evocative accounts of some of South Africa’s whistleblowers, told in their own voices and from their own perspectives. From the hallowed corridors of parliament to the political killing fields of KwaZulu-Natal, from the fraud-riddled platinum belt to the impoverished, gang-ridden suburb of Elsies River, from the gantried freeways of Gauteng to the Bosasa blesser’s facebrick campus in Krugersdorp, from the wild east of Mpumalanga to the corporate jungle of Sandton, and from the wide farmlands of the Free State to that compound of corruption in Saxonwold.

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Authored by Masilo Mothepu, this courageous account portrays her refusal to stay silent as the nation faced turmoil. Her revelations led to freezing Regiments Capital’s assets and a court order for Trillian to repay nearly R600 million to Eskom. Amid legal threats, financial strain, and isolation, Masilo delves into the solitude of whistleblowing.

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For My Country

Penned by Temba Maseko, a former senior state official, this book offers a unique insider’s perspective on the presidencies of Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, along with a glimpse into government’s inner workings. Compelling and revealing, “For My Country” portrays the determination required to uphold one’s principles and challenge the most powerful figure in the nation.

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Hijackers on Board

Authored by Cynthia Stimpel, “Hijackers on Board” recounts her decision to blow the whistle, even in the face of potential job loss as group treasurer. She couldn’t remain silent about a R256 million irregular deal during Dudu Myeni’s tenure at South African Airways. Despite the challenge, Cynthia’s choice was the right one.

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