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Supporting Whistleblowers

Supporting Whistleblowers

Personal message

My name is Bianca Goodson, from Gauteng.

My parents taught me that there are consequences for the decisions that you make. Whilst trying to instil this lesson in me, my parents would always say; “that’s why it's important that you make the right decisions.”. My parents failed me because they made it seem that the right decisions don’t have consequences, or at least not so bad consequences … my parents were never whistleblowers.

I made a decision in 2016 and the consequence was trauma with the resultant medical condition being PTSD... PTSD has the following stages, according to google …

  1. “Emergency” stage;  
  2. Denial Stage; 
  3. Short Term recovery; 
  4. Long term recovery

Trauma is defined (again, according to google) as a deeply distressing or disturbing event that often results in a form of loss.

So, what happened to me is that every time I experienced or was threatened with a loss, I went through all of the above stages. For example:       

  • I experienced all these stages when I resigned from Trillian and lost my source of income.
  • I experienced them again when the Public Protector called me;        
  • I experienced them again when I got divorced;
  • And again when I lost my job at Sage;
  • And again when I had to sell my house; and
  • Again when I couldn’t find another job.

In between these distressing events, I sometimes get work and feel that I am in short term recovery again – I have a purpose and can look after my daughter and me.

Then I can’t seem to find work and go through all this again …

I am tired of these stages and I need a break! I have got to the point where I can not ask for any more money from my dad’s pension, to support myself and my daughter. I feel that I am at the limit of compromising my relationship with my best friend because he too, has loaned me so much money.

And worst of all, I owe my abusive ex-husband money for my daughter’s school fees.

I don’t know what else to do to get work. I started a company, responded to RFPs, applied for jobs, created websites, looking to earn cash from public speaking.

So now, I find that I am losing two things that I have held onto for a very long time – my skills and my hope.

I know that my skills haven’t changed, but clearly, a consequence to me speaking out publicly has made these skills associated with this person, redundant and unwanted. I can't fake it anymore and my ability to hustle further has been exhausted. 

To pay off my debts, I have to sell my house. I can not use the proceeds to fund any other home because I have these debts and living expenses to consider first. Hence, at the age of 41, I will seek free refuge with my parents.

Today, with tears running down my face and no hope left, I realize that my decision to do the right thing and speak up against state capture has resulted in me moving 500km away so that I will no longer live with my daughter, selling the only place that gave me refuge and thus giving up my independence.

I am gutted and broken.

Should this campaign be successful, I will use any extra funds to support other whistleblowers who find themselves in a similar situation.

I have detailed my journey thus far here: www.biancagoodson.com

 

Donations

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 529.00
  • "Courage: To do what is right or good in spite of fear. Well done Bianca. Hang in there" - Robert

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck and thank you" - James L

  • Jul 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I am going through the same and am gutted. I am a single Mom with 3 Daughters. I would really want to get involved to get help but also help others " - Andri le Grange

  • Jul 08, 2021 - USD $ 698.56
  • "Remembering the 2013/14 Asset Review - Stay strong my friend!" - Alex Millar

  • Jul 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for standing up for what you believe is right" - Steffie

  • Jul 04, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you!" - O Manuel

  • Jul 01, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Thank you

    " - AK

  • Jun 30, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    KEEP YOUR HEAD UP

    " - ANON

  • Jun 29, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "We are forever indebted to you. So sorry its turned out like it has. Best wishes" - Murray

  • Jun 29, 2021 - R 529.00
  • "Courage: To do what is right or good in spite of fear. Well done Bianca. Hang in there" - Robert

  • Jun 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Bianca, my admiration for you know, no abounds. Bless you. Pray and be patient, this time will pass.

    " - JN402

  • Jun 22, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Strongs

    " - R

  • Jun 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Thank you ! You did the right thing. Stand tall with your head held up high.

    " - Zooker

  • Jun 22, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Dankie vir opstaan Bianca. Voorspoed met jou toekoms.

    " - Phillip

  • Jun 21, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    You did the right thing and you are a role model.

    " - MG

  • Jun 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    It’s been a tough journey for u and SA

    " - ZL

  • Jun 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Keep strong

    " - Anonymous Muslim

  • Jun 21, 2021 - R 10 000.00
  • "

    I was a whistleblower once. It is very, very hard.

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "You contributed to SA" - Lebo Gabotlhaelwe

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Many thanks Bianca. You’re a brave patriot. You go girl! " - Deidré Mouton

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for doing what you did, sorry for the price you had to pay" - Anonymous

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Dear Bianca, You are an amazing women for doing what is right in the eyes of God and you will be blessed. Keep your eyes on God and don’t loose hope." - Danie Lutzkie

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Proud of you. I hope things work out for you. " - Ian

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thanks for having the courage to do what so many others won't. You are inspirational." - Emily

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Dankie wat jy vir SA beteken het. Sterk staan meisiekind. " - Niel

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Something great is going to come from what you’ve done. Keep the faith!" - Tanja Lourens

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Your sacrifice will not go unnoticed. Thank you " - Thokozani

  • Jun 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Keep the faith." - Lionell Herringer

  • Jun 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I just read the article about your bravery and then the fallout for standing up for what you believe in! You are an amazing South African and human being Bianca! This too shall pass...inspiring!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Courage: To do what is right or good in spite of fear. Well done Bianca. Hang in there" - Robert

  • Jun 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "God bless you B! Love & well-wishers from CT!" - Justin Justech cc

  • Jun 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Stay strong - you make me proud to be a SAfrican" - Vytjie

  • Jun 19, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for standing up for what is right." - Anonymous

  • Jun 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for your service." - Damian

  • Jun 19, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Hang in there " - Fungai

  • Jun 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Have faith in you" - Alain thijs

  • Jun 17, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "

    Have faith in God

    " - Skonks

  • Jun 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank-you " - Anon

  • Jun 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Our prayers are with you. May the almighty be with you always." - Maggie

  • Jun 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Lets keep fighting to protect our country. We need more like you Bianca" - Thulani

  • Jun 13, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "You deserve our support. " - Carolyn Steyn

  • Jun 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Goodluck for the future and stay strong." - Johan

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Appreciate your sacrifice." - Anon

  • Jun 10, 2021 - USD $ 14.56
  • "Good luck!" - Anon.

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I’m sorry you have had to endure all this for doing what was right and brave. You are an important person and I hope you’ll find your feet again soon. Stay strong!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 3 600.00
  • "Thank you, Bianca. You are an extraordinary, inspirational woman.SA owes you BIG time! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "We need more champions of truth like you! Hope this little something helps" - FraudCracker

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "You deserve support and I ptay this campaign provides support and resources for many others eventually too." - Bonita jones

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Thanks for standing up for the truth.

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "

    You are so brave. Thank you for your sacrifice! May Christ bless you with your hearts' desires

    " - Sharon

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "No words could express how grateful we are of you for saying no to corruption. You are a super heroine. I wish that your creditors could consider waving or reducing your debts. " - Tebogo Monare

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thankyou for standing tall,I hope this cause is supported more than you ever imagined. God bless you all" - Pippa

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "thanks for fighting the good fight for all of us. When God closes a window he opens a door. Look out for that door!!!" - Do Good Be Good

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wish that someday you experience joy again" - JBS

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Hold your heads high - you are respected and admired by the tax public - because you chose to do the right thing for your country and it’s people. " - Lauren

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Thank you for doing the right thing

    " - Jane

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "You saved us from the brink of collapse , proud of you " - Mcigo

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Thank you" - RW

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "A true hero. Proud of you." - CdC

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Stay strong. Bless you for your courage" - Shawn S

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Keep praying

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    I salute Bianca and all whistle-blowers for calling out the looters

    " - Pops Rampersad

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Thank you for your bravery. South Africa is better for it.

    " - Nokuthula

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "You did a good thing hopefully you will get what you deserve " - Leigh-Anne Kane

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep Going" - JT

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "You are a true patriot - thank you !!!!" - Tarryn Edwards

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for your courage and sacrifice " - Anonymous

  • Jun 07, 2021 - USD $ 148.99
  • "Doing the right thing in a corrupt environment. Inspiring and admirable. The world would be much better with more of you." - Brendan Steenkamp

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "hope u manage to turn things around " - Sean

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "You deserve more!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Well done!

    " - Ralph

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Thanks for what you have done. I hope you can one day lead a drive for a South African fund to support whistle-blowers.

    " - Craig

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Thank you" - Martin

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Peace be unto you. " - Kgotso

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "You are a hero and deserve so much better. Thank you for standing up for what was right. Your country owes you. " - Dominique

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep the faith!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 180.00
  • "Thank you." - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for standing up for what is right." - Megatron

  • Jun 06, 2021 - USD $ 37.25
  • "Whistle blowers need our support!" - Medic

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks " - Mal

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you!" - Sarah

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you." - Gabriel

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "never give up" - hilda mamabolo

  • Jun 06, 2021 - USD $ 74.49
  • "Thank you for your courage and good luck" - Norbert

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Tx for your sacrifice. I hear you." - Sovashni Hefele

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright - Bob Marley" - Pung

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "We need more people like you" - Paris Champ

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Thanks for your courage and sacrifice. " - Hester

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Well done and thank you!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2021 - USD $ 74.49
  • "You deserve the best " - James

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are a very brave person, I admire you" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you " - David

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep strong Bianca" - Chris

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "A true patriot! Thank you for your service!" - Anon

  • Jun 06, 2021 - USD $ 74.49
  • "Thank you" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Thanks for your bravery and good luck! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "You did the right thing! You have saved countless lives! Their corruption was destroying our country." - Brigitte

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "You are so brave " - Collin

  • Jun 05, 2021 - USD $ 74.49
  • "Thank you" - Vinesh

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte " - Anon

  • Jun 05, 2021 - USD $ 37.25
  • "Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice. " - Neville

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "All strength to you! From one of millions of grateful citizens of a grateful nation" - David P. Kramer

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "I know it isn’t much, but every drop helps fill the bucket. I completely understand the dilemma you’re in as I am in the same situation. Keep your head up. " - JvL

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck" - Don

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you" - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you" - David

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for your courage. We all depend on you. God bless and keep you safe." - Monika Rohlwink

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "May you blessed for your courage and honesty" - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "You have my respect. Thank you for your courage" - [email protected]

  • Jun 05, 2021 - USD $ 74.49
  • "Thank you" - Bilal

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you an abundance of blessings " - Wendy

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you and am so sorry for your loss" - Gretchen Baretta

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Be blessed. Right will prevail. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you. You deserve to be richly rewarded for you courage." - Lorraine fenton

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "You deserve every bit of gratitude shown to you. " - Lianne

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 15 000.00
  • "Thank you for being brave" - Thankful

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Stay in Lord with all your strength, the path of truth and righteousness is never easy" - Sihle

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you with all my heart. You deserve better treatment." - Elizabeth

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 15 000.00
  • "My wish for you is that your best is yet to come! Thank you!" - Grateful

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "_" - Ross

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Stay positive " - Bertha

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I am so grateful for what you’ve done for us. I hope you get the support you deserve. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you " - Lauren

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for standing up for what is right" - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - USD $ 37.25
  • "Thank you " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Your sacrifice, our country's gain. We thank you." - Johan van Heerden

  • Jun 05, 2021 - USD $ 9.00
  • "Good luck" - Anon

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep going, don't give up! Thanks for doing the right thing. Very admirable. " - Tarryn

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank tou and God Speed!" - Dominique

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thanks for your patriotism " - Anon

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for being so brave and standing up against these corrupt leaches " - Tashia

  • Jun 05, 2021 - USD $ 74.49
  • "Stay strong, you are a hero!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Proud of what you have done and what you stand for" - Ex Anglo Colleague 2

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you" - Anon

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Evil prevails when the good do nothing, and doing nothing is easy. Doing the right thing is hard - it should be rewarded." - Fellow South African

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sad that this is what happens to someone doing the right thing" - Vaughan Lovegrove

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sad" - Ben

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I hope you find peace and success " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you" - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Be blessed and my this fundraising effort grow." - Anymore Real Investigative Journalist

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you and other whistleblowers for what you have done for our country." - Beccy Stones

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Respect and thank you " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for what you did! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thinking of you!" - ExAngloColleague

  • Jun 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for what you stand for. " - Anon

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My name is Bianca Goodson, from Gauteng.


I am tired of these stages and I need a break! I have got to the point where I can not ask for any more money from my dad’s pension, to support myself and my daughter. I feel that I am at the limit of compromising my relationship with my best friend because he too, has loaned me so much money.

I know that my skills haven’t changed, but clearly, a consequence to me speaking out publicly has made these skills associated with this person, redundant and unwanted. I can't fake it anymore and my ability to hustle further has been exhausted. 

To pay off my debts, I have to sell my house. I can not use the proceeds to fund any other home because I have these debts and living expenses to consider first. Hence,
at the age of 41, I will seek free refuge with my parents.