The Right2Know Campaign presents the 2014 Whistleblower Calendar! Highlighting the stories of ordinary people who have blown the whistle on corruption, injustice and abuse of power across South Africa, this calendar aims to celebrate these brave individuals, and honour the sacrifices they have made to speak out.
We call on all South Africans to bring an end to the persecution of whistleblowers, and defend their right to speak truth to power!
ORDER R2K’s 2014 WHISTLEBLOWER CALENDAR TODAY:
The calendar is available free in the Friday 10 January edition of the Mail&Guardian (Gauteng, KZN and Western Cape only). You can also order your calendar directly from R2K – just make any donation, big or small, to cover postage costs. Click here to make the donation via GivenGain, and please be sure include your postal address in the “Message” box.
MEET THE WHISTLEBLOWERS
January 2014 – Kantha Padayachee
Kantha Padayachee was suspended from KZN’s health department after she blew the whistle on a tender given to an alleged ANC donor. Read more.
February 2014 – Moses Tshake
Moses Tshake, a Free State government auditor, died in May 2013 after a brutal and mysterious hijacking; his role in corruption probes has led to questions about his death. Read more.
March 2014 – Workers of CSAAWU
In 2012, workers of The Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU) fought off a ‘defamation’ order by Robertson’s Abattoir that silenced those who criticised illegal labour conditions; 40 were fired. Read more.
April 2014 – Kate Painting
Kate Painting was one of the figures who resigned from the Arms Deal Commission, protesting a hidden agenda. Read more.
May 2014 – Segomoco Sibambato
Segomoco Sibambato was fired from the transport SETA after exposing procurement violations. She was vindicated in 2012 but never reinstated. Read more.
June 2014 – Nkululeko Gwala
Nkululeko Gwala, a housing activist with Abahlali, was assassinated in June 2013, allegedly after uncovering evidence of political corruption in Cato Crest. Read more.
July 2014 – Mojalefa Murphy
Physicist Mojalefa Murphy has pursued a decade-long dispute, claiming he was forced to resign from the National Research Foundation for probing financial misconduct. Read more.
August 2014 – Clinton Redman
Clinton Redman, was forced to quit from the Eastern Cape gambling board after showing the CEO was appointed irregularly. The Public Protector vindicated him in 2013. Read more.
September 2014 – SAMWU
The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) successfully fought for an investigation into claims of financial crime at Pikitup. Read more.
October 2014 – Imraahn Mukaddam
In 2013, the Constitutional Court decided to allow Imraahn Mukaddam to launch a class-action lawsuit against SA’s biggest bread companies. Read more.
November 2014 – Roberta Nation
Fired after reporting alleged fraud at the State Security Agency, Roberta Nation has fought for her rights, taking the department to the Labour Court. Read more.
December 2014 – Manning and Snowden
Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden have both sacrificed their freedom to expose massive, global abuses of power by the US government. Read more.
R2K’s 2014 Whistleblower Calendar was printed with support from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and fesmedia Africa, and distributed with the Mail&Guardian. The calendar was designed and illustrated by Meghan Judge.
We would like to specially thank Abahlali BaseMjondolo, CSAAWU, Clinton Redman, Imraahn Mukaddam, Kantha Padayachee, Kate Painting, Mojalefa Murphy, Roberta Nation, SAMWU, Segomoco Sibambato, and the Tshake family, as well as Corruption Watch, ODAC & Section27.