Calls for ‘whistleblowers office’ at JSE

Calls for ‘whistleblowers office’ at JSE

South African whistleblowers have called for an anti-corruption office at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

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A group, calling themselves ‘The Whistleblowers for Change’ held a press briefing at Constitution Hill in Braamfontein on Friday. 

 

Speaking at the press briefing, Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki said they believe the JSE is the perfect place to set an example of clean governance for South African businesses.

 

“We believe that the JSE is an important institution in our economy. We believe that it can sort the tone and culture of South African business especially in regards to corrupt practices in the private sector. What the JSE does is be instructive beyond the listed sector. 


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“We believe an office of the whistleblower should be established and popularized to help channel to and from whistleblowers who know of possible securities law violations. This can be among a powerful weapon arsenal against white collar crime.” 

 

The press briefing by the whistleblowers came hot on the heels of the release of part one of the state capture report. 

 

Among the recommendations made in the report is strengthening protection for those who blow the cover on corruption. 

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