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Henri van Breda found guilty for family murders
Henri van Breda found guilty for family murders

Henri van Breda has been found guilty of murdering his parents and brother in their Stellenbosch home...

By Shan Radcliffe 22 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter
AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter

AfriForum has filed criminal charges against National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams and six other senior members of the National Prosecuting Authority, following the receipt of an anonymous letter containing detailed allegations of serious misconduct...

By Shan Radcliffe 12 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...
Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...

When I saw the headlines on Friday stating the Western Cape High Court had declared the use of marijuana at home legal, I believed someone had shot off an early April Fool's joke...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Criminal sanctions for cartels
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

SOUTH AFRICA

Botswana passes legislation to combat terrorism
Botswana passes legislation to combat terrorism

The government of the Republic of Botswana has seen it fit to pass legislation which will provide measures to prevent and combat terrorism, provide for offences, including financing of terrorism...

By Thabiso T. Tafila 28 Jan 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Market for counterfeit goods in Africa on the rise
Market for counterfeit goods in Africa on the rise

As business environments improve, Africa's urbanisation and middle class are growing rapidly. Over the past decade, six out of the 10 fastest-growing economies worldwide were in sub-Saharan Africa.

By Lucy Signorelli 3 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Enforceability of the Dangerous Weapons Act

The Dangerous Weapons Act 15 of 2013 ("the Act") was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma in July last year and came into force earlier this month. The Act prohibits the carrying of dangerous weapons such as pangas, metal pipes, kieries, rocks and spears at public protests and strikes.

By Nadia Mather 30 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Craig Assheton-Smith
Wiping out white collar crime

On Thursday, 22 August 2013, convicted criminal Ernst Coetzee was arrested on charges of fraud. Coetzee was one of the de facto directors of 1Mobile, which is currently undergoing an insolvency enquiry.

By Craig Assheton-Smith 5 Sep 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Bianca Bernardis-Larratt
Stalkers, watch out!

On 27 April 2013 the Protection from Harassment Act 2011 was eventually brought into force after a long wait by those who need the protection it offers. Previously, if they were, say, being subjected to stalking, they had to rely upon the criminal sanctions under the 1998 Domestic Violence Act or else resort to the wholly ineffectual "peace order" process.

By Bianca Bernardis-Larratt 7 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

A failed polygraph does not justify dismissal
A failed polygraph does not justify dismissal

The Labour Court, in Mustek Ltd v Tsabadi NO & Others, was recently confronted with a dismissal based solely on polygraph test results. After traversing case law and studies on the use of polygraphs, the court confirmed that the results of polygraph tests alone are not enough to justify an employee's dismissal.

By Lauren Coetzee & Jay Page 27 May 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Identity theft scams: protecting yourself from rent fraud

Rent is, in most cases, the biggest monthly expense for the average consumer. So it shouldn't come as a surprise then that scam artists are out to target landlords through identity theft in an effort to avoid paying their dues. This particular type of fraud is quite common - and what is most concerning is how easy it is to become a victim.

By Michelle Dickens 1 Mar 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Cynthia Schoeman
The costs of bribery and corruption

Bribery and corruption continue to occupy a dominant position in our press and our society. This ranges from apparently petty bribes to traffic officials to significant amounts paid as "commissions" for securing tenders. While the amount may differ - whether R100 or R1 million - the nature of the action is not different. It all amounts to bribery and corruption.

By Cynthia Schoeman 29 Sep 2011

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