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How to deal with em­ploy­ees in a crim­in­al syn­dic­ate
For any crim­in­al syn­dic­ate look­ing to tar­get a busi­ness, there are few things more valu­able than hav­ing ac­cess to a com­pany in­sider. Wheth­er they are able to plant someone in­side the or­gan­isa­tion by filling...
Beat­ing or­gan­ised crime re­quires speed, agil­ity and plan­ning
Know­ing and un­der­stand­ing the vari­ous leg­al rem­ed­ies avail­able is also a crit­ic­al in lim­it­ing the dam­age and pre­vent­ing fur­ther loss. Any­one who has paid at­ten­tion to the head­lines over the past few...
The rise of syn­dic­ates — a con­sid­er­a­tion of or­gan­ised crime
Or­gan­isa­tions should un­der­stand how syn­dic­ates op­er­ate, what to look out for, and what leg­al re­course they have. In SA most people are fa­mil­i­ar with the idea of crim­in­al syn­dic­ates. You may have read...
The ma­li­cious threat of ghost em­ploy­ees in or­gan­isa­tions
Or­gan­isa­tions face a mul­ti­tude of com­mer­cial crime risks. These in­clude fraud, theft, cy­ber­crime, and cor­rup­tion. Fraud is a sig­ni­fic­ant risk that or­gan­isa­tions face, and or­gan­isa­tions need to be cog­nis­ant...
What com­pan­ies need to know to be pro­tec­ted against com­pany hi­jack­ing
In 2014, a fraud­ster was con­victed of com­pany hi­jack­ing. This con­vic­tion for com­pany hi­jack­ing, the first of its kind, in­volved a mem­ber of a syn­dic­ate that fraud­u­lently sub­mit­ted CM29 forms to the Com­pan­ies...
Money Laun­der­ing and Crime Syn­dic­ates: FICA and PO­CA
When one reads me­dia head­lines re­lat­ing to money laun­der­ing and or­gan­ized crime, it can strike fear of the un­known in any read­er. It should come as no sur­prise that South Africa has one of the highest...
Nav­ig­at­ing the in­creas­ing risk of fraud in mod­ern day South Africa
South Africa has over many dec­ades grown to be an in­creas­ingly fa­vour­able hunt­ing ground for em­boldened crim­in­als look­ing to cap­it­al­ize on any op­por­tun­it­ies arising out of the nu­ances that ac­com­pany a...
The ef­fect of third-party cor­rup­tion on an or­gan­isa­tion
It goes without say­ing that work­ing with ex­tern­al third parties is in­ev­it­able when con­duct­ing busi­ness. In this re­spect, most or­gan­isa­tions work with one or more sup­pli­ers, ser­vice pro­viders, agents and/or...
Cul­ture of au­then­ti­city needed to achieve di­verse work­places
South Africa – the “Rain­bow Na­tion”. That is the ideal that this coun­try, in its new age, has been built on. And it’s true. South Africa is a melt­ing pot of di­verse cul­tures, races, eth­ni­cit­ies...
Wo­men must be pro­tec­ted by po­lices in the work­place
Cov­id made a tan­gible dif­fer­ence to com­mon is­sues many wo­men in cor­por­ate po­s­i­tions faced on a daily basis The Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic has res­ul­ted in a shift in work­place cul­ture and en­vir­on­ment for many...
The Concept of Dis­pute Avoid­ance: a ma­gic wand for cor­por­ate South Africa?
With the like­li­hood of a glob­al re­ces­sion in 2023 and the con­cern­ing fall in the value of the Rand against the ma­jor cur­ren­cies, it is clear that South Africa will con­tin­ue to face tough eco­nom­ic times.For...
Green hy­dro­gen in SA: dream fuel or just light air?
Hy­dro­gen of­fers eco­nom­ic and en­vir­on­ment­al be­ne­fits but there are safety con­cerns and in­fra­struc­ture chal­lenges The world is search­ing for sus­tain­able, ef­fi­cient and re­li­able green en­ergy sources due...