SA users hit with social media fraud

A significant 68% of South African respondents highlighted that they or their loved ones suffered from criminals via social networks, according to a Kaspersky survey. In most cases fraudsters pretended to be familiar to potential victims: the manipulation scheme...

Rebuilding trust in auditing is essential, says Saica

Rebuilding trust in South Africa’s auditors is essential as the country battles corruption, fraud and malfeasance, according to the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica). The institute said yesterday that the scandals involving fraud, corruption and...

Former SAPS colonel pleads guilty to 19 counts of fraud

A former SAPS colonel pleaded guilty at the Kimberley Regional Court today on 19 counts of fraud. The 57-year-old Avril Christopher Wentzel, who worked as a provincial detective in Kimberley, Northern Cape, had submitted several fraudulent travel claims in 2014, the...

Wife of ANC heavyweight implicated in R140K tender fraud

The wife of an ANC eThekwini heavyweight who is now a member of the KZN provincial legislature has been implicated in a R140 000 fraudulent payment that got the head of eThekwini parks and recreation department, Thembinkosi Ngcobo fired. Amanda Bani is the wife of...
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