How we help whistleblowers

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


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.


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.


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.

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.

Featured News

Nigeria – Court orders that a suspended whistleblower be recalled and reinstated

PPLAAF 30 November 2017

A former Principal Administrative officer had been suspended by his hierarchy after disclosing to the authorities fraudulent activities

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South Africa: More Revelations on State Capture

PPLAAF 10 November 2017

Gupta Leaks and Trillian Whistleblower’s Data Now Available

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GuptaLeaks to be released to journalists worldwide

PPLAAF 09 November 2017

OCCRP, Daily Maverick, and PPLAAF launch an online facility for sharing the GuptaLeaks.

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The McKinsey dossier part 4 – bending over backwards for Trillian

Pauli van Wyk and Susan Comrie 11 October 2017
This article first appeared in amaBhungane

A series of interviews and leaked documents show that senior Eskom officials did everything they could to ensure the Gupta-linked Trillian got paid.

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The McKinsey dossier part 2 – contract to pay McKinsey and Trillian R1.6-bn ‘invalid’

05 October 2017
This article first appeared in amaBhungane

Eskom could have saved a billion rand or more had it not settled with consultants on the basis of a contract that never was. By Susan Comrie and Pauli van Wyk.

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Job woes for Trillian whistle-blower after exposé

04 October 2017
This article first appeared in the Daily Maverick

Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka rips into software giant over bizarre circumstances around the “resignation” of a state capture whistle-blower, and offers her a job. By Jessica Bezuidenhout for SCORPIO.

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