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Jail time for corrupt ex-Sars auditors
Jail time for corrupt ex-Sars auditors

South African Revenue Service Commissioner Edward Kieswetter has welcomed the three-year direct imprisonment sentences handed to two former Sars auditors in Durban last week...

15 May 2019

Double voting suspects appear in court
Double voting suspects appear in court

The 20 suspects arrested for alleged double voting are appearing in various courts today...

10 May 2019

17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions
17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions

Seventeen contractors and builders have been deregistered from the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) database of approved homebuilders for contravening the Housing Consumers Protection Measures (HCPMA) Act...

30 Apr 2019

Sars brings in tech to fight illicit trade
Sars brings in tech to fight illicit trade

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has embarked on a number of strategic initiatives to curb revenue leakages emanating from illegal and unethical practices in the illicit economy.

30 Apr 2019

Nooses at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Photo: ccarlstead on Flickr, used under Creative Commons.
Death penalty debate is a cheap political trick

As the general election approaches, some politicians have once again called for the reintroduction - or, as the Inkatha Freedom Party puts it, the reintroduction of the debate on - the death penalty...

By Clare Ballard 3 Apr 2019

Construction mafia derailing projects worth billions
Construction mafia derailing projects worth billions

Yunus Bayat, a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), has called on the National Prosecuting Authority and local police services to intervene in what he describes as construction mafia and gang-related activities on construction project sites...

25 Mar 2019

The ABCs of anti-bribery and corruption
The ABCs of anti-bribery and corruption

Corruption is a reality throughout the world. For any organisation, the financial and reputational risks that follow incidents of corrupt activity can be quite severe...

By Zaakir Mohamed 11 Mar 2019

Former Prasa Rail CEO back in the dock for fraud
Former Prasa Rail CEO back in the dock for fraud

Mthuthuzeli Swartz, who is also accused of stealing railway lines and sleepers, attacks #UniteBehind and makes allegations against his former colleagues...

By Joseph Chirume and GroundUp Staff 28 Feb 2019

SIU investigations yield arrests for medico-legal fraud
SIU investigations yield arrests for medico-legal fraud

A probe by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has led to the arrest of a prominent attorney in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, relating to fraudulent medico-legal claims estimated to be over R100 million.

26 Feb 2019

NDB warns of phishing scam
NDB warns of phishing scam

The New Development Bank (NDB) has warned the banking sector and the public of a fraudulent e-mail scam that requests money transfer requests in the name of the bank...

26 Feb 2019

Special Investigations Unit Tribunal appointed
Special Investigations Unit Tribunal appointed

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of a Special Tribunal to swiftly recover monies and assets lost by state institutions through irregular and corrupt means...

25 Feb 2019

Accused in Bosasa matter appear in court
Accused in Bosasa matter appear in court

The former Correctional Services and Bosasa officials, arrested in relation to charges of corruption, money laundering and fraud, have appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court...

7 Feb 2019

Hawks swoop on Correctional Services, Bosasa officials
Hawks swoop on Correctional Services, Bosasa officials

The Hawks have arrested seven suspects - including a former correctional services commissioner and Bosasa officials - on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud...

6 Feb 2019

Don't be a victim of title deeds scam
Don't be a victim of title deeds scam

The City of Ekurhuleni has warned residents not to fall for a scam which has emerged in the area involving title deeds...

18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics
#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 15 Jan 2019

Presidency receives memorandum from student activists
Presidency receives memorandum from student activists

Presidency Director-General Dr Cassius Lubisi has received a memorandum from #FeesMustFall activists demanding blanket amnesty for activists who have been convicted of crimes arising from the #FeesMustFall protest in 2017...

3 Jan 2019

SA citizen charged on terror-related activities
SA citizen charged on terror-related activities

International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called for a probe into the terror-related charges faced by South African citizen Andre Mayer Hanekom in Mozambique...

2 Jan 2019

Baby Daniel's stepfather found guilty of murder
Baby Daniel's stepfather found guilty of murder

The High Court in Johannesburg has found baby Daniel's stepfather guilty of murder and child abuse, while the baby's mother has been found guilty of child abuse and negligence...

21 Dec 2018

Sars intercepts R90m in drug substances
Sars intercepts R90m in drug substances

The South African Revenue Services (Sars) has in the past two days intercepted drug trafficking valued at R90 million at the OR Tambo International Airport...

20 Dec 2018

Treasury DG failed to disclose criminal record
Treasury DG failed to disclose criminal record

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Dondo Mogajane guilty of failure to disclose a criminal record on his Z83 application form when applying for the position of Director-General at National Treasury...

20 Dec 2018

Criminal records: What happens now marijuana is legal in SA?
Criminal records: What happens now marijuana is legal in SA?

On 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that acts outlawing the private use and possession of marijuana in South Africa were unconstitutional...

19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal
#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

NPA provisionally withdraws Estina dairy farm case
NPA provisionally withdraws Estina dairy farm case

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has provisionally withdrawn its case against 11 accused who were allegedly involved in the Estina dairy farm case.

5 Dec 2018

Parktown Boys High coach gets 23 years imprisonment
Parktown Boys High coach gets 23 years imprisonment

A former water polo coach at Parktown Boys High has been sentenced to 23 years in jail...

3 Dec 2018

Child Justice Amendment Bill moves to NCOP
Child Justice Amendment Bill moves to NCOP

The National Assembly has given the thumbs-up to the Child Justice Amendment Bill, which, once passed into law, will raise the age at which a child can be held criminally liable from 10 to 12 years...

28 Nov 2018

Money mules. A growing trend in money laundering
Money mules. A growing trend in money laundering

Banks are using biometrics (fingerprint identification) to verify account holders.Although this brings greater security to minimise identity theft and impersonation, it has created a loophole...

28 Nov 2018

Minister probes Durban court shooting
Minister probes Durban court shooting

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has instituted an investigation into the shooting that took place at the Durban Magistrate Court on Monday...

27 Nov 2018

Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m
Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m

South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials have intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10,722,364 in the Western Cape...

15 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2018

Rohde found guilty of wife's murder
Rohde found guilty of wife's murder

Jason Rohde, a former property mogul, has been found guilty of the murder of his wife Susan by the Western Cape High Court on Thursday...

8 Nov 2018

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