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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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