“More protection will be given to employees who blow the whistle on fraud in their companies, according to proposed changes to the Companies Act.

The new laws will need to be managed carefully by companies to ensure they have proper disclosure mechanisms in place for employees to report fraud and other violations at work, say corporate and employment law analysts”.

Writing in Business Day today Whistle-blowing law poses a new challenge Sanchia Temkin quotes the views of a number of specialists who point out that ‘disclosure services’ are becoming part of the corporate governance requirements and that some companies have a hot-line facility.