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Cocaine worth R2.6m seized at OR Tambo Airport

Cocaine worth R2.6 million was intercepted during a search at OR Tambo International Airport, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Wednesday...

23 Mar 2017

Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill allows for whistleblowing on state

Whistleblowers are a key element of anti-corruption measures within the workplace, as they are most likely to witness incidences of fraud, corruption and unlawful conduct first-hand...

By Tony Canny and Krevania Pillay 22 Mar 2017

Eight people wanted for fraud, corruption

The East London Magistrate's Court has issued a warrant of arrest for eight people facing charges of fraud and corruption...

22 Mar 2017

Three to appear in court over Chief Justice burglary

Three men arrested in connection with the recent burglary at the offices of the Chief Justice in Midrand will appear in court in Mamelodi today, 22 March 2017...

22 Mar 2017

Are we being tough enough on illegal fishing?

A few months ago, South Africa's oceans were the scene of what can only be described as two high action pursuits by South African authorities of suspicious Chinese vessels fishing illegally in South African waters.

By Berning Robertson 7 Mar 2017

Dutch consider tough new cybercrime law

The Netherlands is considering a bill to give police far-ranging powers to prosecute cybercrime, including the ability to hack suspects' computers or trap suspected paedophiles...

6 Mar 2017

ConCourt orders release of FeesMustFall student

After almost six months in custody, FeesMustFall student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile is a free man...

2 Mar 2017

Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement

The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement...

28 Feb 2017

SARS makes R30m crystal meth bust

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) officials made a bust of 100kg of crystal meth worth an estimated R30 million at OR Tambo International Airport, at the weekend...

27 Feb 2017

Degree fraudsters to face the music

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says serious action will be taken against those who have fake qualification certificates...

24 Feb 2017

SARS seizes illegal cigarettes worth R18m

Suspected illegal cigarettes worth R18 million were seized at the weekend in Johannesburg, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Tuesday...

21 Feb 2017

Media in court over identity ban

Media houses have described the blanket ban sought by children's rights lobby groups, on the identification of child victims of crime, as extraordinary, with far-reaching consequences...

By Sipho Mabena 10 Feb 2017

Seven tips for combatting white-collar crime

White-collar crime costs the South African economy a huge amount every year. One expert puts the figure at R930 million a year, and poor conviction rates are estimated to be driving a 50% rise in this kind of crime...

6 Feb 2017

Human trafficking suspects to appear in court

Five suspects arrested for human trafficking are set to appear before the Newcastle Magistrate's Court this morning...

6 Feb 2017

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