Ethics Hotline

UP is committed to a culture of zero tolerance towards fraud, corruption and unlawful behaviour. You can help us to achieve this by reporting alleged irregularities and unethical behaviour on the UP Ethics Hotline, 24 hours aday, 365 days a year.

Who can use the Hotline?
Staff, students, alumni, donors, external service providers and members of the public.

Who operates the Hotline?
KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd is an independent audit firm that operates the Hotline on behalf of the University
of Pretoria.

Will they know who made the call?
Whistle-blowers are protected from victimisation by the UP Whistle-blowing policy and legislation. Whistle-blowers have an option to remain anonymous.

What should I report?
Criminal offences, misconduct and unethical behaviour, such as dishonesty,forgery and damage to the environment and to property, violations of health and safety regulations, and other activities that contravene legislation, existing policies and established ethical practices at UP as well as any other University rule excluding employment grievances.


Step 1: Select a communication channel 

  • Toll-free hotline: 0800 200 651 (from any Telkom line)
  • Toll-free fax number: 0800 200 796
  • Email:
  • Letter to freepost address: BNT 371, PO Box 14671, Sinoville, 0129
  • Web address:
  • UP Internal Audit Unit: (012) 420 6541 |

Step 2: Report
Report your concerns indicating the nature of the incident, in which division/department it took place, date and time of incident, how long it has been going on, how often it happen, number of people involved and names, who knows about it, and more.

Step 3: Investigation
You will receive a confidential reference number from the operator. The matter will then be investigated internally. It may also be referred to a law enforcement agency.

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University of Pretoria`s whistle-blowers policy


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