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#BestofBiz 2020: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 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...

14 Dec 2020

Bushiri extradition request served on Malawi authorities

The Justice and Correctional Services Ministry has kick-started the process to extradite fugitives Shepard and Mary Bushiri who escaped the country while facing criminal charges...

7 Dec 2020

Cape Town attorney sentenced for R24m RAF fraud

A former Cape Town attorney has been handed a 12-year prison sentence for 16 fraudulent Road Accident Fund (RAF) claims worth over R24 million...

1 Dec 2020

Man nabbed for leaked Maths paper

The Hawks have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection to the leaked Mathematics Paper 2 exam...

1 Dec 2020

Government investigating Bushiris' escape

Government has reiterated its commitment to investigating and swiftly extraditing fugitive evangelical couple, Shepard and Mary Bushiri, who daringly escaped from the country while facing criminal charges...

23 Nov 2020

Rampant rise of illicit alcohol trade a cause for concern

The South African Liquor Brand Owners' Association has stated that the increasing illicit trade in alcohol represents a serious threat to the South African economy...

18 Nov 2020

Extradition process begins for Bushiris

The South African government has initiated an extradition process in an effort to retrieve two fugitives, who last week unlawfully left the country for Malawi while facing a criminal trial...

16 Nov 2020

UIF opens fraud case against NPO

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has opened a case of fraud against a Western Cape non-profit organisation that allegedly illegally received close to R5 million in the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS)...

10 Nov 2020

FCSA slaps Steinhoff's Jooste with R161m fine

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FCSA) has imposed a R161 million administrative penalty on former Steinhoff chief executive (CEO), Markus Johannes Jooste, for breaching sections of the Financial Markets Act...

2 Nov 2020

Driving under the influence - a sobering thought

The 2017/2018 South African Police Service Annual Crime statistics showed 86,160 instances of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs...

Issued by Abrahams & Gross 30 Oct 2020

11 arrested in R124m dubious Mpumalanga land deal

A senior government official is among 11 suspects expected to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court in connection with dubious land deals amounting to almost R124-million...

27 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by 26 Oct 2020

92 cases struck from court roll in three months due to police inefficiency

At least 92 cases were struck off the court roll due to inefficiencies by the South African Police Service (SAPS) between July and September this year. With 66 of the 92 cases related to domestic violence, femicide or gender-based violence (GBV)...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 22 Oct 2020

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