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New research suggests SA's ban on cigarette sales is failing

Despite the ban on tobacco sales during the national lockdown, more than 90% of smokers have been able to purchase cigarettes during the period...

19 May 2020

Money laundering risks in a global pandemic

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) published a notice in March 2020 indicating that there will be no relaxation of obligations under the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 2001 (FICA) during the nationwide lockdown. A robust money-laundering policy ought to form an integral part of any company's compliance program. Business's compliance functions must operate effectively, even if remotely...

By Marelise Van Der Westhuizen and Sabeeha Kathrada-Khan 15 May 2020

When good intentions go bad - an alcohol prohibition history lesson

The banning of alcohol sales during lockdown was initially intended to help protect communities, but reality has set in and the outcomes remind us of costly lessons learned...

By Hellen Ndlovu 5 May 2020

Fake news peddlers feel the full force of the law

A 55-year-old Durbanville man and a 23-year-old man from Tshwane are among the people facing the full force of the law for spreading fake news about the Covid-19 crisis...

8 Apr 2020

Significant reduction in crime since lockdown

Police Minister Bheki Cele said there has been a dramatic reduction in serious and violent crimes during the lockdown. He attributes this among others, to the prohibition of the sale and movement of liquor...

6 Apr 2020

Covid-19: How the courts work during lockdown

The courts and the legal system are an essential service, and are continuing to operate during the lockdown...

By Alison Tilley 2 Apr 2020

Courts to operate during lockdown

Courts will operate to a limited extent to deal with urgent matters during the lockdown period...

26 Mar 2020

Use of personal information in gated estates

The collection and use of personal information in private estates and gated communities in South Africa is common. Visitors are often required to provide personal information to security companies...

By Clea Rawlins 9 Mar 2020

SIU investigation leads to closure of Master's Offices

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola on Monday announced a countrywide shutdown of the Master's Offices...

4 Feb 2020

A bleak Christmas for criminals

"We are not going to allow unscrupulous criminals to reap where they did not sow. We will use everything at our disposal to bring those who are caught on the wrong side of the law to book so that justice can prevail."

24 Dec 2019

Former Eskom employees nabbed for fraud

Two former Eskom senior managers are among those arrested for alleged fraud, corruption and money laundering worth R745 million...

20 Dec 2019

Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & Fisher

Spoor & Fisher has warned consumers about the risk of potentially purchasing counterfeit goods when shopping online...

18 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 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...

17 Dec 2019

Women's rights upheld in landmark judgment on gender-based violence

As 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence draw to a close, the Constitutional Court has sent out a unequivocal message of the judiciary's commitment to develop and implement the strongest laws to fight South Africa's scourge of gender-based violence...

By Laura Macfarlane 12 Dec 2019

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