Schools provide an environment where these issues can be explored, tested and practised in a meaningful way. They are also a spring board into broader society and thus have the potential to multiply the impact of the lessons learned by young people taking them home with them and into their broader communities, youth groupsand sports clubs.
Whistleblowing: Teaching and Learning .
Life Orientation Grade 8 Learning Outcome 2 Social Development
Schools Competition 2010
The programme is being implemented in collaboration with the Department of Education. It is aimed at Grade 8 learners, as part of Life orientation studies. The programme will expose learners to the challenges associated with democracy, accountability, transparency and corruption. It creates an opportunity for learners to develop the capacity they need to be effective democratic citizens.
Learners will participate in an essay competition in which they will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the programme and its content. For this year, focus is on two provinces; Northern Cape and Free State.
Drivers of Change
ODAC Submission to Department of Labour on the Labour Relations Amendment Bill
The purpose of this submission is to highlight the impact of the proposed amendments on the protection and remedies afforded to whistleblowers (‘employees’) under the Protected Disclosures Act and to suggest some alternative draft amendments to the Bill.Read more
G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan – Implementation of whistleblower protection legislation by end 2012
ODAC joins a group of organizations whose mission and commitment is sharing expertise and solidarity to enact and enforce the strongest possible rights for those who use freedom of speech to challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust. This organization is called Whistleblowing International Network(WIN).
WIN welcomes the commitment made at the Seoul G20 Summit where an Anti-Corruption Action Plan to combat corruption was drafted. By proposing best practice legislation, the G20 is in a unique position to provide a benchmark in this field at a global level.
Point 7 of the plan deals with proposing best practice legislation for protecting whistle-blowers and hence the Whistle-blowing International Network has written a letter to the G20 to contribute to this discussion on how best to protect whistle-blowers. This builds on Transparency International’s Principle’s for Whistle-blowing Legislation.