Should you have any information on corruption within our government or state-owned entities,
or any associated companies or individuals, click on the “REPORT CORRUPTION” button.
By clicking "Report Corruption" you will be redirected to an external website called Whispli. Please register and create a user login and password for secure and anonymous communication between yourself and the OUTA investigations team.
Please note that when making submissions on OUTA’s secure Whispli whistleblowing platform, the matter being reported should align with OUTA’s mandate (of tackling substantive corruption and maladministration in the public sector). Furthermore, the information should be accompanied by strong documentary evidence in support of the tabled allegation/s. The evidence can be uploaded to OUTA’s Whispli portal, together with your account of the events or issue being submitted. Please note that in the absence of reliable evidence to support all your submission/s, there is a strong likelihood that OUTA may not be able to approve your submission as a project and the matter may be closed accordingly. We will correspond with you through the Whispli portal so please retain your reference codes.
Why Report Corruption?
Any information that you can provide related to squandering, maladministration, and misuse of your taxes is essential for the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) to fight on your behalf, not only to expose the wrongdoing, but to also hold to account those responsible for maladministration and/or corruption.
Our whistleblower platform enables you to send information securely whilst taking every possible measure to protect your identity. We encourage you to use this specifically created platform and to please refrain from direct telephonic and/or e-mail correspondence.
We take all whistleblowing seriously and endeavour to respond to all submissions with care. Please check regularly for any communications from us.
Thank you for choosing to be an Active Citizen.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY WHISTLEBLOWING INFORMATION?
Subject to the information and evidence in support submitted through the Whispli platform, an Investigator will be assigned to assess the merits and evidence in support, including additional investigative research. Communication between the whistle-blower and the assigned Investigator will be securely facilitated through the Whispli platform. Once the preliminary investigation has been completed, your information and the investigation report will be reviewed by OUTA’s legal department to determine whether it aligns with OUTA’s mandate, OUTA’s resource capability, and the impact on society as a whole.
If your information or report concerns a supporter of OUTA, then your information or report will be referred to an internal legal entity within the OUTA organisation
WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?
OUTA has partnered with Whispli.com to provide a secure, offshore, third party application for whistleblowing information sharing and reporting.
By using a third party application, we can ensure your confidentiality when submitting information or reporting. We guarantee confidentiality should you
wish to stay anonymous.
By submitting your information through this Whistleblowing platform, you will be taken out of the OUTA website to the secure third-party application which is not linked to our servers or data storage content in any way. Your information is thus securely stored offshore and our only access to you is through the secure and private activity communication window managed by the third-party application.
Should you chose to provide us with your contact or personal details in the form, you will have elected not to remain anonymous to us at OUTA. In doing so, whilst we will endeavour to ensure your details do remain confidential within OUTA’s Investigations Team, we cannot be held liable for any developments whereby your anonymity is compromised as a result of the work we do. However, we have no intention of disclosing your contact or personal details, unless you expressly advise us to do so, and even then, it will be at the discretion of the OUTA management.
Read about the Invitation for public comments discussion document on proposed reforms for the Whistleblower Protection Regime in South Africa here.
The document is open for public comment until 15 August 2023. Ensure that YOUR voice is heard by making a comment.