Whistleblowers should be entitled to financial support. But that has potential costs as well as benefits.
Given South Africa’s staggering corruption levels, a strong legal framework is needed to encourage and protect whistleblowers.
South Africans are actively challenging the criminalisation of the state. Many of the revelations about fraud, corruption and nepotism come from principled whistle-blowers within the state.
South Africa could benefit from having a dedicated institution to oversee whistleblower protection.
South Africa has seen a fair number of whistleblowers raising the alarm on irregularities and corruption – the most recent was murdered.