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Whistle-blower Protection in Municipalities
Whistle-blower Protection in Municipalities
Date:
27 Jul 2022
Price:
R 5106.00

Brief Description
Corruption has become an endemic problem in South Africa.  It undermines democracy and impacts negatively on service delivery, human and socio-economic development, job creation and public trust in government, as well as investor confidence in the country.
 
The short course in Whistle-blower Protection in Municipalities identifies the various aspects relating to corruption and unethical conduct in societies as well as remedies that are presented as solutions to these societal issues. These solutions include disclosure of alleged wrongdoing (also known as whistleblowing) which is a contentious issue and even more the protection of those that decide to disclose the alleged wrongdoing.
 
This short course will focus on determining the culture of the municipal environment in terms of the precedence of perceived corrupt activities, whistle-blower protection, the required steps as stipulated by the 2017 Protected Disclosures Act, the creation of a conducive organisational environment to encourage and protect whistle-blowers, and creating a common understanding on what is deemed as alleged wrongdoing within a municipal environment. During the course, the various policies available in municipalities will also be discussed.
 
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
Identify and formulate solutions to alleged       
        corrupt
        behaviour.
Validate the effectiveness of the current whistle
         blowing mechanisms in your municipality.
Interpret and construct a SWOT analysis of the
        organisational culture of your municipality.
Identify and generate a workable strategy for
         whistle blower protection in your municipality.
Course Content
  • Corrupt behaviour
    • Identify the various types of corruption
    • Identify the various remedies to corruption
    • Identify the various measures to prevent corruption
  • Current whistle blowing mechanisms
    • Current mechanisms
    • Current policies
    • Examples/cases of whistle blowers
    • Measurement of mechanisms
  • Organisational culture
    • SWOT analysis to determine current culture
    • Use the above to discuss strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats
    • Strategise to build the “ideal”, corrupt-free, professional municipality that is transparent
  • Workable strategy
    • Cornerstone foundation: protection of those that disclose
Based on legislation, policies, different documents
Corruption has become an endemic problem in South Africa.  It undermines democracy and impacts negatively on service delivery, human and socio-economic development, job creation and public trust in government, as well as investor confidence in the country. According to the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (2020) the first two pillars are:
1.  Promote and encourage active citizenry,                         whistleblowing, integrity and transparency in all
         spheres of society; and
2. Advance the professionalisation of employees to
        optimise their contribution to create corruption-
        free workplaces.  This course, with the focus on
        the above aspects, will assist in two of the six
        pillars of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
        (2020).
Corruption has become an endemic problem in South Africa.  It undermines democracy and impacts negatively on service delivery, human and socio-economic development, job creation and public trust in government, as well as investor confidence in the country. According to the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (2020) the first two pillars are:
1.  Promote and encourage active citizenry,                         whistleblowing, integrity and transparency in all
         spheres of society; and
2. Advance the professionalisation of employees to
        optimise their contribution to create corruption-
        free workplaces.  This course, with the focus on
        the above aspects, will assist in two of the six
        pillars of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
        (2020).
 
Entry Requirements
Minimum Requirement Grade 12 
Course Number:
P007741
Catalogue and Category:
Public Administration and Management
Who Should attend:

Public and Private Sector Official optimise their contribution to create corruption-free workplaces.

Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
Contact Days:
3