How we help whistleblowers

PPLAAF 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

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

15 February 2018

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

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Trillian – Bianca Goodson Speaks

29 January 2018
This article first appeared in Carte Blanche

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

22 January 2018
This article first appeared in ENCA

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

22 January 2018
This article first appeared in Carte Blanche

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

PPLAAF 16 January 2018

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

Jessica Bezuidenhout & Rebecca Davis 22 December 2017
This article first appeared in Daily Maverick

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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