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[Case files] A curious case of arson

There is nothing more frustrating for an insurer than having a suspicion of insurance fraud, but not having sufficient evidence to prove it...

By Sharon Snell 13 May 2016

'Sextortion', a new cyber crime, is common: study

WASHINGTON, USA: Sextortion - using nude photos of someone to press for even racier content or other goods - is surprisingly common, a US think tank says in what it calls the first in-depth study of another danger lurking in cyberspace.

13 May 2016

Clinton may be required to testify on emails: US judge

WASHINGTON, USA: A federal judge has said Hillary Clinton may be required to testify about her private email system while secretary of state as part of a freedom of information act lawsuit brought by a conservative watchdog group...

9 May 2016

Criminal sanctions for cartels

As of 1 May 2016, the Competition Amendment Act (2009) comes into effect and one of its provisions makes cartel conduct a criminal offence...

By Albert Aukema 26 Apr 2016

Economic crime soars in South Africa

PricewaterhouseCoopers 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey shows that when it comes to economic crimes, South Africa is ahead of the curve...

5 Apr 2016

Sanral to send the sheriff to collect debt

You can run, but you can't hide - the SA National Roads Agency Limited is coming for you...

By Leonie Wagner 22 Mar 2016

Rhino poaching syndicate receives tough sentencing

Magistrate Mike Coetzee handed down a 15-year imprisonment sentence to five of the six men involved in a rhino poaching syndicate, while the sixth one received an effective 10-year sentence in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate Court in Limpopo on Friday 11 March 2016...

16 Mar 2016

Problems implementing criminal sanctions in cartel cases

Punishing cartel ringleaders, the offenders, seems to be an obvious solution for cartel behaviour and in the UK, the US and Australia, competition authorities have enacted and entrenched criminal penalties for cartel behaviour. South Africa seems to wish to follow suit, although the amendments to the Competition Act in relation to criminal sanctions have yet to come into operation...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 4 Mar 2016

Wits obtains court order to manage student protests

On 15 January 2016, the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) obtained an interim court order from the South Gauteng High Court...

18 Jan 2016

Cosby, battling rape accusations, tweets thanks to fans

Disgraced TV legend Bill Cosby has tweeted his thanks to his 4.1-million followers, as he braces for more legal battles after being charged last week with felony sex assault...

4 Jan 2016

King Dalindyebo's petition dismissed

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has dismissed the petition that has been submitted by lawyers representing the Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo to reopen the King's case in Mthatha High Court...

30 Dec 2015

'Education officials hindered fraud probe'

A top academic spearheading a national probe into the selling of teaching posts has claimed his forensic investigators were obstructed by Eastern Cape education officials...

28 Dec 2015

Lekota's plan may be illegal

The leader of the Congress of the People (COPE) has a plan to reduce carnage on the country's roads - but it could be illegal...

24 Dec 2015

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