Taking a closer lookThe Duty to Inform

Applying ‘Duty to Inform Whistleblower’ Provisions of the PDA

April 10, 2018

When South Africa strengthened its Protected Disclosures Act of 2000 (‘the PDA’) in a wide-reaching Amendment Act gazetted in August 2017, it introduced an obligation on employers to provide ‘employee or worker’ whistleblowers with written feedback according to very specific time-frames.   In some instances giving feedback is an impossible and even inadvisable action, in…