Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa

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A whistleblower is a person who discloses information regarding actions that are unlawful, illicit or against public interest, that he/she has witnessed, especially in the context of his/her work. By disclosing this information, whistleblowers take the risk of facing reprisal from those who are alleged of wrongdoing.

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How we help whistleblowers

PPLAAF provides the following services for whistleblowers, NGOs, media and governments:

Secure Communication

Send us information and documents through our secure website, encrypted messaging service, and hotlines in French and English. Find out more on our Send Us Info page and our Tech page.

Legal Assistance

Our network of local and international lawyers can help you safely report crime and corruption, and protect you from retaliation. We can defend you against legal actions even if you do not have financial resources.

Media Assistance

We can direct your information and documents to an investigative journalist at a trusted publication. We have partnerships with media outlets throughout Africa who will produce quality articles based on your information and protect your identity.

Advocacy and Research

We advocate for strong legal rights and protections for whistleblowers by engaging with elected officials and policy-makers, and developing policy and research materials on whistleblower standards and practices.

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Press Releases and Featured Posts

Press Release: Harassment of Nigerian Whistleblower Unacceptable

Nigeria: Reprisals against whistleblowers should stop

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Al Jazeera: South Africa Corruption Inc

Al Jazeera's People & Power Investigate a major scandal that exposes the corrupt relationship between business and politics in South Africa.

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Press Release: South Africa: Charges against State Capture whistleblower dropped

Mosilo Mothepu was prosecuted after her former employer accused her of having stolen confidential documents

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Press Release: DRC/Dubai: New port project tainted by corruption charges

PPLAAF reveals whistleblowers revelations of negotiations between the DRC government and Dubai Port World

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South Africa: State-Capture puts an end to Jacob Zuma’s presidency

Disclosures on state capture made possible thanks to whistleblowers must lead to prosecutions.

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Trillian – Bianca Goodson Speaks

In an in-depth interview, former Trillian executive, Bianca Goodson lifts the lid on the inner workings of the Gupta empire, revealing how Gupta-linked companies planned to siphon billions from State-owned enterprises. Goodson also opens up to Carte Blanche about the secret life of a whistle-blower – the fear, anxiety and depression associated with speaking up.

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Saftu welcomes AFU action

Saftu congratulates all those, including the federation itself, whose relentless pressure forced the AFU to act, the trade union said in a statement on Sunday.

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First Strike From the AFU

This week the Asset Forfeiture Unit launched their first strike against international consulting company McKinsey and the Gupta-linked company, Trillian. Their preservation order freezes R1.6 billion, but that is just the beginning, says the NPA.

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Press Release: Authorities to seize illicitly gained Gupta-linked assets

South Africa: Authorities to seize illicitly gained Gupta-linked assets. Whistleblower testimonies and leading labor union help drive asset recovery of stolen resources from state-owned entities

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Daily Maverick South African Persons of the Year: The Whistle-blowers

In 2017, the horrifying extent of State Capture finally became clearer to the South African public. And we would still be languishing in the dark were it not for the whistle-blowers

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