"I was scammed out of R8300 after being seduced on Tinder"

2018-10-18 12:27

Women and the LGBTQIA+ community seem to be big targets of romance scams.

Cape Town lawyer sentenced to 7 years for fraud

2018-10-18 08:20

The Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court sentenced a Cape Town lawyer to seven years in prison after he was convicted on two counts of fraud.

Facebook bans scam that misuses Mark Shuttleworth - but almost immediately it pops up again

2018-10-17 09:27

Shuttleworth is just one of many South African celebrities who have been fraudulently linked to promote social media run get-rich schemes.

OVERVIEW: 'It's pure insanity, it's madness' - Floyd Shivambu on reports he received R10m from VBS bank

2018-10-16 14:00

The EFF has vehemently denied that party deputy president Floyd Shivambu received R10m from VBS Mutual Bank, and dealt with a number of other party matters in a marathon press briefing.

UPDATE: Mzilikazi wa Afrika, Stephan Hofstatter part ways with Sunday Times

2018-10-14 15:30

News24 has reliably learnt that Mzilikazi wa Afrika and Stephan Hofstatter have parted ways with Tiso Blackstar.

Principal, 5 others face suspensions over suspected cash-for-posts scandal

2018-10-12 17:05

Gauteng's Department of Education intends to suspend six officials suspected of involvement in a cash-for-posts scandal, including a teacher and a principal, two general assistants and two human resources personnel.

Floyd Shivambu scored R10m from VBS scheme - report

2018-10-11 13:00

According to the Daily Maverick, Shivambu received roughly R10m through a company where his brother Brian is the sole director. The EFF scooped R1.3m, say the publication's sources.

Cybercrime: Is that email really from your boss?

2018-10-08 13:14

Introducing email spoofing and its targeted cousin, CEO fraud - cybercrimes the SA Banking Risk Information Centre cautions could be tricky to spot.

Elon Musk fined $20m, loses Tesla chair in fraud settlement

2018-09-30 07:52

Elon Musk will give up the role of Tesla chairperson and pay a $20m penalty to settle fraud charges brought by the US over his claims about taking the company private.

Roadworthiness certificate syndicate 'mastermind' sentenced to 10 years in jail

2018-09-21 07:27

A 33-year-old businessman in the motor vehicle industry has been sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment by the Belville Magistrate's Court for his role as mastermind of a roadworthiness certificate syndicate.


VBS scandal: Parliament's ethics committee to investigate Floyd Shivambu's role

2018-10-18 12:14

Parliament’s joint ethics committee is to investigate EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu’s possible conflict of interest in payments received from his younger brother, Brian Shivambu.

EXCLUSIVE: How Gigaba ignored a legal opinion on challenging the Guptas' citizenship

2018-10-17 13:44

A legal opinion handed to Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in May this year, by a top senior advocate and two juniors, strongly recommends he take court action to challenge the citizenship of members of the Gupta family.

3 men arrested for scamming KZN teacher out of R1.8m pension, police looking for boyfriend

2018-10-16 16:49

Three men have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a KwaZulu-Natal teacher's R1.8m pension payout at the beginning of this year.

VBS scandal: ANC top 6 to meet Limpopo leadership

2018-10-15 13:54

The ANC’s top 6 will meet with officials from Limpopo after two of the province’s top 5 were implicated in an explosive South African Reserve Bank report into the collapse of VBS Mutual Bank.

Sunday Times to return awards, prize money for discredited reports

2018-10-14 12:38

The Sunday Times has apologised and announced that it will return all awards and prize money received for now discredited reports on the Cato Manor 'death squad', the SARS 'rogue unit' and Zimbabwean extraditions.

WATCH: Lead investigator Terry Motau talks VBS and the squandered R1.8bn

Advocate Terry Motau's report sets out in detail how the collapse of VBS Mutual Bank was brought about by a series of fraudulent transactions worth billions.

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5 shocking things in the 'Great Bank Heist' report into VBS Mutual Bank

2018-10-10 20:00

From the average cost of buying someone's silence (more than you'd think) to the complexity of alleged scams (not very), these are some of the highlights from Terry Motau's eye-popping report into the looting of VBS Mutual Bank.

2 Hawks officers and a former constable facing fraud charges

2018-10-02 10:51

Two Hawks officers and a former police constable have appeared in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on charges of fraud, according to Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

How scammers target single South African women online – then make them pay and pay for ‘gifts’

2018-09-22 08:31

It starts with "clearance and delivery" fees, the Financial Intelligence Centre says, but it doesn't stop there.

Sea Point security company in court over provident fund contributions

2018-09-20 17:20

Proexec, which has failed to pay its provident fund contributions and late payment interest fees for the period between April 2005 and September 2017, says it is cash-strapped.

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