Whistleblowers: How do we guard the guardians?

In a letter to fellow South Africans on 30 August 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa described whistle-blowers as “important guardians of our democracy.” The President also said “While numerous systems are in place to enable whistle-blowers to report wrongdoing anonymously, we need to tighten up existing systems and provide greater support to those who publicly come … Read more

CHAMBERS WHITE COLLAR CRIME 2020 (Q&A): SOUTH AFRICA

LAW AND PRACTICE  Legal Framework 1.1 Classification of Criminal Offences South Africa’s criminal legal framework consists of a mixture of common law and statutory offences, and does not consist of a formal framework of categories of offences – however, offences can be categorised in terms of severity, by way of the sentence or sanction ascribed … Read more