Report of The Committee on Legal Affairs, Governance, Human Rights And Gender Matters on The Public Interest Disclosure (Protection of Whistle Blowers) Bill, N.A.B. No. 12 of 2010

Report Summary

The objects of this Bill are to

  1. provide for the disclosure of conduct adverse to the public interest in the public and private sectors;
  2. provide for a framework within which public interest disclosures shall be independently and rigorously dealt with;
  3. provide for procedures in terms of which employees in both the private and public sectors may disclose information regarding unlawful or irregular conduct by their employers or other employees in the employ of their employers;
  4. safeguard the rights, including employment rights, of persons who make public interest disclosures;
  5. provide a framework within which persons who make a public interest disclosure shall be protected; and
  6. provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.