Protect whistleblowers - Baloyi

2011-10-18 14:13

Pretoria - Measures to protect whistleblowers should be beefed up, Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi said on Tuesday

Communities needed to feel safe before they raised the alarm on corrupt activities, he told a good governance conference hosted by the public protector in Pretoria.

Baloyi said corruption had much to do with the environment.

"We need to talk to our people, make them realise and understand corruption does not pay. Corruption in our country is a major threat to good governance," he said.

"Oversight institutions need to talk to each other and work together. The Constitution gives room for oversight but we need to co-ordinate our activities and promote good governance."

- Whistleblowing Week

  • Sharmay - 2011-10-18 14:24

    Tell that to your buddies who are pushing for the Info Bill.

      Jack - 2011-10-18 14:29

      Looks like they'll be needing a entire new cabinet.

      Ingrid - 2011-10-18 15:29


      Anthony - 2011-10-18 16:08

      endless....................wait, were do they find these gays?

  • Chris - 2011-10-18 14:24

    I'm really tired of hearing politicians saying something needs to be done about corruption and crime. That's all that happens: It's just talk, talk, talk, and it goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. It all just is an endless series promises and press releases and meetings that sound important but are empty of value.

  • Ann - 2011-10-18 14:44

    I agree that the whistle blowers should be protected, but then corruption must be exposed and the only place where that can happen is in the media. So I agree with Sharmay - Stop the Info Bill. We have really had enough of corruption and it's time that it is exposed wherever it occurs - whether it be governmental / municipal departments as well as the private sector!

  • Luke300 - 2011-10-18 15:07

    with the secrecy bill?

  • rlmbennett - 2011-10-18 19:04

    Minister Baloyi:"...make them realise and understand corruption does not pay." I wonder how he hopes to convince the ruling gangsters about that, because it is obvious that in S.A. corruption DOES pay.

  • George - 2011-10-18 20:25

    Richard Baloyi must be looking for a new job,

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