In The News South Africa

Alleged vehicle theft syndicate members arrested in NWest

RUSTENBURG, November 20 – Five alleged vehicle theft syndicate members were arrested for motor vehicle fraud, robbery and intimidation in Wolmaransstad on Monday, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in North West said. “The syndicate allegedly approached second hand motor vehicle potential buyers at car dealerships and promised them better cash deals for similar vehicles. A […]

Business In The News South Africa

Community of Mokopane to open case of theft against IvanPlats and their Bee partners

Solly Makganoto   Johannesburg, November 9 – The community living around mining areas of Mokopane in Limpopo are planning to open case of theft with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Hawks following the release of a forensic report implicating Platreef-IvanPlats Mine, its subsidiaries and its BEE partners. The report commissioned by the […]

In The News South Africa

Former Drakenstein Municipality employees in court for fraud

JOHANNESBURG, November 4 – Three people appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, in Cape Town, on Friday, facing charges of prepaid electricity fraud amounting to almost R600,000, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the Hawks) said. Spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said that couple, 35-year-old Butch and 38-year-old Francisca Green, made a  brief […]

In The News South Africa

Nigerian televangelist back in court for human trafficking

JOHANNESBURG, November 1 –  A controversial Nigerian televangelist is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The man, 22 charges related to contravention of the Sexual Offences Act‚ including two counts of rape. He also faces five additional charges of fraud and being in the country illegally. On September, he brought a bail application based […]

Africa Business In The News South Africa

SA Fraud Prevention Service concerned about ‘biggest’ data breach

JOHANNESBURG, October 20 – The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) has warned consumers to “proceed with caution” in light of  “South Africa’s biggest data breach” in which details – including ID numbers and home addresses – of citizens were dumped on the internet. Responding to what has been billed as South Africa’s “biggest data […]