n Professional Accountant - Whistle-blowers : nuisance or necessity? : legal

Volume 2014, Issue 21
  • ISSN : 1680-7537


A whistle-blower is defined in the South African Protected Disclosures Act, 2000, as an employee who provides information about his or her company or his or her superior, which he or she reasonably believes provides evidence of a criminal offence, failure to comply with a legal duty, a miscarriage of justice, health and welfare, environmental damage or unfair discrimination. In the public sector, this list is extended to gross mismanagement and gross mismanagement of public funds.

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