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Whistle blowing and whistle blower protection in the South African public sector

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dc.contributor.advisor Ströh, E.C. (Prof.) en
dc.contributor.advisor Auriacombe, Christelle Jeanette en Holtzhausen, Natasja en 2009-08-25T11:02:34Z 2009-08-25T11:02:34Z 2009-08-25T11:02:34Z 2007-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Holtzhausen, Natasja (2009) Whistle blowing and whistle blower protection in the South African public sector, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was mainly to describe, analyse and evaluate the determinants of the phenomenon of whistle blowing that influences the protection of employees making authorised and/or unauthorised disclosures. It was also a purpose of the study to evaluate the specific role of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000 (Act 26 of 2000) (PDA) in fulfilling its mandate to protect authorised disclosures on wrongdoing in public and private sector organisations. The PDA seeks to combat crime and corruption through the disclosing of wrongdoing. The intention is to create a culture which will facilitate the disclosure of information by employees relating to criminal and other irregular conduct in the workplace in a responsible manner, by providing comprehensive statutory guidelines through the PDA for the disclosure of such information, and protection against any retaliation as a result of such disclosures. An important aspect that this study dealt with was the provision, as a prerequisite to the PDA to be implemented successfully, that individual members of the private and public sectors have to act responsibly and in good faith in making disclosures in order to be protected by the PDA. In order to provide clarity on the conceptualisation of whistle blowing, the study explored the conceptual knowledge of the variables influencing the determinants of whistle blowing and the whistle blower through the application of a literature study of the concept and theories of ethics, values, morals, loyalty, trust and whistle blowing, in order to describe and analyse the variables influencing the whistle blower, the whistle blowing process, the characteristics of whistle blowers and the strategies and procedures employed to blow the whistle in an organisation. The study explored the organisational determinants influencing a whistle blower's decision to blow the whistle in the social context of an organisation in order to determine the influence of organisational culture and organisational trust as internal social factors that may facilitate the effective management of whistle blowing resulting in no whistle blowing taking place. The study objectives, appropriate conclusions and proposals are addressed based on the role that the PDA, the ethical determinants of the work environment, the determinants influencing the individual whistle blower and the organisational determinants influencing effective whistle blowing, can fulfil, in order to serve as a mechanism to combat corruption. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 336 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Whistle blowing policy en
dc.subject Whistle blowing en
dc.subject Whistle blower en
dc.subject Values en
dc.subject Unauthorised disclosures en
dc.subject Trust en
dc.subject Organisational wrongdoing en
dc.subject Organisational trust en
dc.subject Organisational culture en
dc.subject Morality en
dc.subject Good faith en
dc.subject Ethics en
dc.subject Corruption en
dc.subject Code of conduct en
dc.subject Authorised disclosures en
dc.subject.ddc 353.460968
dc.subject.lcsh Whistle blowing -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Whistle blowing -- Law and legislation -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Whistle blowing -- Government policy -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Corruption -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Corporate culture -- South Africa
dc.title Whistle blowing and whistle blower protection in the South African public sector en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Public Administration and Management en D. Litt. et Phil. (Public Administration) en

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