How we help whistleblowers

PLAAF 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.

Featured Articles

SAFTU Takes on Corruption - Press Release

PPLAAF 19 October 2017

SAFTU and its 700000 mainly black working class members have now very publicly joined the lawfare against corruption in South Africa.

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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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Charges to be laid against Trillian and others – SAFTU

08 October 2017
This article first appeared in PoliticsWeb

Why SAFTU has laid fraud, theft, corruption and money laundering charges against Trillian and others

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The McKinsey dossier part 3 – Eskom tells McKinsey and Trillian to pay back the money

08 October 2017
This article first appeared in the Daily Maverick

Eskom has moved to reclaim R1.6-billion paid to McKinsey and Trillian for a consulting project that left the power utility “open to excessive economic exposure”

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Scorpio: NeneGate whistle-blower launches her fightback

05 October 2017
This article first appeared in the Daily Maverick

Former Trillian CEO launches defamation suit against the company over damaging statements branding her as a vindictive criminal following her state capture disclosures. By Jessica Bezuidenhout for SCORPIO.

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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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Press Release: New Revelations on South African State Capture

PPLAAF 29 September 2017

Former CEO of Trillian Management Consulting, Bianca Goodson's statement with new revelations on South African State Capture

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Whistleblower: How Trillian scored big by connecting officials and consultants

28 September 2017
This article first appeared in AmaBhungane

Bianca Goodson, the former chief executive of a Gupta-linked consulting firm, has broken her silence 18 months after resigning in dismay.

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The woman who blew the whistle

09 August 2017
This article first appeared in AmaBhungane

Through leaks, whistleblowers and damning reports we have come to understand the degree to which the state has been captured. This article profiles the courageous former chief executive of a division of a Gupta-linked company who blew the whistle on Nenegate.

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Democracy Defenders Dialogue

05 August 2017
This article first appeared on the Democracy Works Foundation website

Democracy Works Foundation (DWF), PPLAAF, Wits School of Governance (WSG) and Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) hosted a public dialogue centering on the theme of Democracy Defenders

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DRC: New revelations concerning companies belonging to individuals close to Kabila

12 July 2017

New revelations concerning companies belonging to individuals close to Kabila result from documents sent to PPLAAF by a whistleblower.

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PPLAAF: Genuine efforts of Nigerian parliamentarians to protect whistleblowers welcomed

15 June 2017

PPLAAF participated to a two-days stakeholders’ seminar on whistleblowing and legal protection.

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WikiLeaks, Snowden lawyers back Trillian whistle-blower

19 May 2017
This article first appeared in The Mail & Guardian

Cornered by the financial might of her former bosses of a Gupta-linked company, the woman who spilled the beans on Nenegate has landed the backing of an international whistle-blower champion.

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William Bourdon - PLAAF aims to support whistle-blowers

20 March 2017
This article appeared on Aljazeera.com

Whistle-blowers in Africa under threat have little legal protection, says lawyer representing Assange, Snowden and more.

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