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Little known ramifications of paying an admission of guilt fine
Little known ramifications of paying an admission of guilt fineArticle

The relatively simple act of paying an admission of guilt fine is often understandably perceived as a quick and easy way to extricate oneself from trouble with the law...

Jerome Levitz 26 Mar 2021

Top screening trends, hiring remains sluggish - MIE's 2020 Background Screening Index
Top screening trends, hiring remains sluggish - MIE's 2020 Background Screening IndexArticle

The global Covid-19 pandemic has affected industries across the globe, and the background screening industry has not been spared...

24 Mar 2021

Craig Hills
Corruption blitz highlights importance of KYC, FICArticle

Over 100 people have been arrested in South Africa's corruption crackdown in 2020 and it's of particular interest to note that many of these cases involve allegations of money laundering and fraud.

Craig Hills 1 Dec 2020

Submissions on Cannabis Bill extended
Submissions on Cannabis Bill extendedArticle

The deadline for written submissions into the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill has been extended to 30 November 2020...

13 Oct 2020

Rolling out provisions for private cannabis use in South Africa
Rolling out provisions for private cannabis use in South AfricaArticle

On 5 August 2020, the South African Cabinet submitted the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill 2020 to Parliament. The Bill gives effect to the 2018 decision of the Constitutional Court in Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince...

Darryl Bernstein, Rui Lopes & Kirsty Gibson 18 Aug 2020

New bill to enable victims to apply for protection order online
New bill to enable victims to apply for protection order onlineArticle

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola says the department will introduce a new bill that will enable victims of gender-based violence to apply for a protection order online...

24 Jul 2020

Substitute teachers needed in public schools, applications open
Substitute teachers needed in public schools, applications openArticle

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is working hard to ensure there is a teacher in every classroom during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the virus continues to spread rapidly...

17 Jul 2020

Non-compliance with lockdown regulations could result in a criminal record
Non-compliance with lockdown regulations could result in a criminal recordArticle

Government has taken a harder stance regarding lockdown regulations, as can be seen by Sunday's announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, of the reintroduction of the ban on alcohol as well as the nightly curfew...

14 Jul 2020

Background screening - what to do and what not to do
Background screening - what to do and what not to doArticle

Advice on the do's and don'ts of job hunting can be found in abundance online and while extremely pertinent for job seekers, there is great value in recruiters and hiring managers also understanding what they should or should not do during the recruitment process...

Issued by LexisNexis 6 Dec 2019

Separating fact from fiction on a CV
Separating fact from fiction on a CVArticle

Can you really trust information declared on a CV as fact? The answer is a solid no! This is because embellished CV's are a dime a dozen and all it takes is a quick online search to prove just how prevalent this trend is among job applicants...

Issued by LexisNexis 28 Nov 2019

Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers
Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growersArticle

On a frigid September morning in Mkumbi, a remote village in the Pondoland region of the Eastern Cape, 63-year-old Sizane Nompethu rose at dawn and walked at a brisk pace down a rocky path to work her family's small plot of land, just as she had every day since she was 15...

Christopher Clark 7 Oct 2019

HR risk management: 3 steps to screening potential employees
HR risk management: 3 steps to screening potential employeesArticle

Even with highly skilled and trained human resources (HR) personnel, it is possible for unsavoury employees to get through the cracks of the hiring process. So how do companies strengthen their hiring process, while ensuring that those currently hired by the company aren't a threat...?

4 Sep 2019

Hiring? Look out for sexual harassers
Hiring? Look out for sexual harassersArticle

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not uncommon, as highlighted in a 2018 survey by Columnite Insites Consulting which surveyed 1000 South African employees...

Issued by LexisNexis 29 Aug 2019

Future Farmers, Sernick partner to bolster agricultural opportunities
Future Farmers, Sernick partner to bolster agricultural opportunitiesArticle

The Sernick Group has welcomed the opening of the Future Farmers office on its premises in Kroonstad, Free State.

2 Aug 2019

The benefits of using tech to create government ID's
The benefits of using tech to create government ID'sArticle

Advanced technology in the creation of government IDs has manifold benefits over legacy systems...

Joby Mathew 25 Jul 2019

What to look for in a background screening provider
What to look for in a background screening providerArticle

Employee background screening is what recruiters need to make informed decisions during the hiring process, which is why the right support and tools are necessary, as is selecting the right service provider...

Issued by LexisNexis 16 Jul 2019

How to spot a scammer
How to spot a scammerArticle

How landlords can easily spot a scammer, and steer clear of them...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 2 Jul 2019

Throwing the book at qualification fraud
Throwing the book at qualification fraudArticle

Until now, qualification fraud has not been punishable by law. However, this is set to change with the introduction of the National Qualifications Amendment Bill...

Issued by LexisNexis 17 May 2019

There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackers
There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackersArticle

Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived primarily as a somewhat distant issue for organisations such as banks to deal with...

John McAlaney and Helen Thackray 24 Apr 2019

Don't fake it to make it!
Don't fake it to make it!Article

With the reality of background screening steadily becoming a compulsory practice within the hiring process - what does this mean for candidates...?

Michelle Baron-Williamson 15 Apr 2019

Are background checks worth the added cost?
Are background checks worth the added cost?Article

For some organisations, the act of screening potential hires is not a necessity. However, when weighing up the risk, it can be costlier to the reputation of a business to forgo this step in the hiring procedure...

Issued by LexisNexis 29 Mar 2019

Background screening a priority - MIE report
Background screening a priority - MIE reportArticle

Incidents of fraud, corruption, misappropriation of assets, misconduct and misrepresentation, among others, are continuously being publicly exposed and reported on in the media the world over...

8 Mar 2019

Public Service to check social media usage when recruiting
Public Service to check social media usage when recruitingArticle

Prospective candidates looking for employment in the public service will now be vetted on their use of social media and the internet...

15 Feb 2019

5 businesses you'd be smart to start in 2019
5 businesses you'd be smart to start in 2019Article

These are the business opportunities set to grow exponentially in 2019, according to SA investor Manuel Koser...

12 Feb 2019

Treasury DG failed to disclose criminal record
Treasury DG failed to disclose criminal recordArticle

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Dondo Mogajane guilty of failure to disclose a criminal record on his Z83 application form when applying for the position of Director-General at National Treasury...

20 Dec 2018

Criminal records: What happens now marijuana is legal in SA?
Criminal records: What happens now marijuana is legal in SA?Article

On 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that acts outlawing the private use and possession of marijuana in South Africa were unconstitutional...

19 Dec 2018

Money mules. A growing trend in money laundering
Money mules. A growing trend in money launderingArticle

Banks are using biometrics (fingerprint identification) to verify account holders.Although this brings greater security to minimise identity theft and impersonation, it has created a loophole...

28 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verificationsArticle

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Nov 2018

Be in the driving seat of your fleet security
Be in the driving seat of your fleet securityArticle

The transport sector plays a key role in GDP contribution in the local and global environments and is one of the key contributors to South Africa's economy...

24 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to be a millionaire?
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to be a millionaire?Article

If you already have a yacht and two airplanes, guess what the latest status symbol is? Russian oligarchs already know the punchline - a Maltese passport - but it's no laughing matter (and it's certainly not cheap either)...

Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 11 Oct 2018

South Africans can now run criminal and identity verifications nationwide via online portal
South Africans can now run criminal and identity verifications nationwide via online portalArticle

Businesses and individuals across South Africa will now have the ability to run criminal and identity verifications via MyImprint, a user-friendly online portal - using only an ID number as reference...

Issued by Urban Espresso 5 Oct 2018

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What to consider before putting your property in a trustArticle

If you're considering putting your property in a trust, it is useful to know your trust benefits from your tax law...

5 Oct 2018

Incidence of qualification fraud remains high
Incidence of qualification fraud remains highArticle

According to Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE) research, misrepresentation and fraud of qualifications remains high and that a candidate's qualification(s) is the most likely aspect to contain discrepancies...

4 Sep 2018

Is a criminal record ruining your career? Here's what you can do about it
Is a criminal record ruining your career? Here's what you can do about itArticle

While being caught shoplifting or driving under the influence when you were a teen may not have seemed like such a big deal back then, these minor offences can come back to bite you when trying to move up the career ladder...

15 Aug 2018

Jean du Toit, attorney at Tax Consulting SA
Criminal prosecution: Just another reason to pay your taxArticle

The country's tax base have reason to be a tad nervous, now that Sars has embarked on an initiative to criminally prosecute taxpayers who fail to submit their returns...

Jean du Toit 12 Jul 2018

Faith Ngwenya, Saipa technical executive
Saipa: Non-compliant tax practitioners risk deregistrationArticle

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (Saipa) has urged its tax practising members to ensure they are compliant with Sars requirements...

2 May 2018

Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds
Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamondsArticle

De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety...

Jane Mcintosh 20 Apr 2018

Failure to submit tax returns can get you a criminal record
Failure to submit tax returns can get you a criminal recordArticle

Taxpayers who do not submit their tax returns will end up with a criminal record, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Monday...

16 Apr 2018

Police with criminal records to be removed
Police with criminal records to be removedArticle

Police Minister General Bheki Cele says processes are already underway to remove 57 police officers from the system, who have been found to have criminal records or cases against them...

8 Mar 2018

Dan Patlansky chats new album
Dan Patlansky chats new albumArticle

Dan Patlansky recently released his ninth studio album titled PERFECTION KILLS. We swung a few questions to the guitar god to find out more about this raw, honest and bluesy album.

Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2018

Landmark court ruling on protests is a victory for citizens
Landmark court ruling on protests is a victory for citizensArticle

In a landmark ruling on 24 January 2018, the Western Cape High Court declared part of the Regulation of Gatherings Act unconstitutional, putting an end to the criminalisation of protests conducted without notice...

Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 6 Feb 2018

Draft regulations for domestic rhino horn trade finalised
Draft regulations for domestic rhino horn trade finalisedArticle

Draft regulatory measures relating to a proposed domestic trade in rhino horn have been finalised, environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa announced on Thursday, 25 January...

26 Jan 2018

Background checks still high priority - MIE
Background checks still high priority - MIEArticle

Several news reports over the past year have surfaced, exposing candidates in high profile positions across the public and private sectors for misrepresenting their qualifications...

27 Nov 2017

Persevering to become Selfmade
Persevering to become SelfmadeArticle

After struggling to find his way on the path well-traveled, Ntlahla Nkukwana, a 23-year-old CPUT graduate and author of author of How to take less money and make more with it, took a step off the beaten track to become self-made...

Shan Radcliffe 1 Oct 2017

#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thrive
#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thriveArticle

Diageo SA sees itself as having a responsibility to ensure that its people, its suppliers, and the communities around its operations thrive as a result of the business...

Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2017

Background screening means more than social media checking
Background screening means more than social media checkingArticle

As HR professionals turn to social media to gain information on potential employees, is this growing trend reliable...?

11 May 2017

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Agri Securitas funding steps up rural securityArticle

In an attempt to assist the farming community in their rural safety protection efforts, the Agri Securitas Trust Fund recently again provided financial support for security projects...

25 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The truly huge HR mistakes a company will makeArticle

It does not matter if you use HR shared services or in-house departments, when it comes to human resources the truth is most companies out there simply do not have a proper system in place...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Feb 2017

Background screening on the rise
Background screening on the riseArticle

The demand for background screening services in South Africa has continued to increase over the last five years, presenting a 14% rise in the uptake of vetting solutions by businesses...

30 Jan 2017

This is how badly e-tolls have failed
This is how badly e-tolls have failedArticle

Three years after Gauteng's e-toll scheme was launched, the operation has failed to live up to its originally planned expectations...

Jessica Woodruff 23 Dec 2016

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