Scopa wants 'absent' Sassa head to explain millions spent on KZN events

2018-05-22 16:38

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts wants former Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu to appear before it to explain how almost R16m was irregularly spent on three events in KwaZulu-Natal.

Ekurhuleni Municipality cashier and supervisor accused of embezzling a whopping R1m

2018-05-18 17:52

Two Ekurhuleni Municipality employees - a cashier and her supervisor - have appeared in court in connection with allegations that they embezzled R1m which was meant for the settling of municipal customers' accounts.

Attorney struck off roll

2018-05-15 16:48

Notorious for faking his own death, Jan Adriaan Venter has been struck off the roll of attorneys for misappropriating more than R4,5 million from his trust account.

Alleged R6m school feeding scheme fraudsters released on warning

2018-05-11 13:22

Two people accused of defrauding the Mpumalanga Department of Education out of R6m in a bogus feeding scheme have been released by the Nelspruit Regional Court on a warning.

Steinhoff still offers SA companies an 'ethics hotline' – operated by KPMG

2018-05-04 06:32

Meanwhile, universities and the Agricultural Research Council have switched to different fraud-and-ethics hotline providers.

Best of City Press: VBS Bank loans bonanza, Supra's replacement candidates, and another Gupta-linked cash scandal

2018-04-29 21:02

In case you missed it, these are some of the most popular stories from City Press on Sunday, 29 April.

Ex-HSBC trader sentenced to 2 years, sent directly to prison

2018-04-27 06:45

Trader Mark Johnson, the first person to be convicted in a global crackdown on currency rigging, has been sentenced to two years in prison and was immediately taken into custody.

'He was just so charming' - smooth-talking scammers target women, vanish with life savings

2018-04-23 12:01

At least three Pietermaritzburg women have fallen prey to smooth-talking men, who stole their life’s savings before disappearing without a trace, leaving the women destitute.

Eskom investigating 239 cases of misconduct by officials

2018-04-18 12:29

Eskom is investigating 239 cases of misconduct by officials, the committee on public enterprises has heard.

These are South Africa's favourite life insurance scams, ranked by how often they fail

2018-03-27 05:04

People tend to try their luck. We don't know how often they succeed, but we know how they most often fail.

 

Insurance: What is the difference between voidance and cancellation?

2018-05-21 12:17

Insurance is a contract and consumers must understand their obligations when they enter into it, says Nthabiseng Moloi, head of marketing and brand at MiWay.

Local’s phone fraud ordeal

2018-05-16 16:00

More than a year after falling victim to sim swap fraudsters, a Pietermaritzburg resident is still suffering the consequences.

Find out which banks South Africans complain about most

2018-05-11 15:59

In 2017 the Ombudsman for Banking Services opened 7 056 formal cases - a record 35% more than in 2016. However, only 27% of overall complaints were decided in favour of complainants.

Organiser charged R8 000 a ticket for conference with 'fake' list of speakers

2018-05-04 14:29

An events management and training company has been accused of duping attendees into forking out R8 000 each to attend conferences coordinated by "speakers" who aren't even aware of the event.

Former top municipal official Roland Williams gets house arrest for fraud

2018-05-03 21:08

The Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court has granted leniency to Roland Williams, who was facing 15 years behind bars.

SARS criminal unit looks to stem rising tax fraud

2018-04-29 06:00

The SA Revenue Service wants to increase the number of fraud cases it finalises and hands over to the National Prosecuting Authority for criminal prosecution, to stem the rising tide of noncompliance.

Billionaire French tycoon Bollore detained in Africa corruption probe

2018-04-24 19:33

Billionaire French tycoon Vincent Bollore is detained as part of a corruption investigation into his group's activities in West Africa where it operates several ports, legal sources have said.

A cryptocurrency CEO bragged that he ran off with R599 million — but after a journalist tracked him down in Egypt, he said it was just a joke

2018-04-20 09:32

The crypto founder tweeted a photo of himself drinking a beer on the beach, and gave himself away.

SARS accuses Guptas of lying

2018-04-01 08:31

The SA Revenue Service wrongly paid a R70m VAT refund to a third party after Gupta-owned Oakbay falsely said it had no bank accounts left in SA.

The latest figures show a fivefold increase in the number of South Africans trying to scam funeral insurers

2018-03-26 14:29

There was a massive increase in the number of cases of attempted fraud and misrepresentation on funeral and life cover in 2016 – but a relatively small increase in the value of failed scams.

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