CRIME ALERT

How to detect and avoid online scams

By David and Libby Koch for News.com.au Digital technology, social media and e-mail have changed the way we communicate – but it also gives criminals easier access to victims. Online scams are so sophisticated and appear so authentic that they are conning...

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Online shopping scams on the rise in SA

By Wendy Knowler for Herald Live Credit card fraud has been rapidly outpacing all other forms of bank fraud in recent months, with many older people being sweet-talked by fraudsters posing as bank officials into revealing their one-time-password (OTP) over the phone....

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Zim farmers accept R238m for land compensation

By Crecey Kuyedzwa for Fin24  Former white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe who had their land expropriated under the fast track land reform programme in the early 2000’s have accepted government’s offer of an interim payment of RTGS$53m (R238m at current...

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Businesses to sue Eskom

Source: 702 Eskom – as a state-owned entity – has a legal obligation to provide electricity to the people of South Africa, says Elaine Bergenthuin, MD at De Beer Attorneys. De Beer Attorneys is preparing to take legal action against Eskom for losses suffered by...

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Here are the rocks sold to Eskom as coal

Source: MyBroadband Load-shedding continued to plague South Africa this month, and one of the reasons for Eskom’s electricity shortage is the damage caused to burners by poor-quality coal. Cosatu General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali recently said rocks instead of...

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You could be jailed for lying on your CV

By Tom Head for The South African The National Qualifications Amendment Bill is not here to play, ladies and gentlemen. The adjustment to the existing legislation comes with some pretty stern updates, which aims to clamp-down on dishonesty from applicants who...

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How loadshedding affects your security

By Ntwaagae Seleka for News24 Home owners and businesses have been urged to test their security systems as a matter of urgency and to pay particular attention to the battery back-up systems during load shedding periods. “Many people are under the incorrect...

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Eskom, government plans for Stage 5 and 6 loadshedding

By Ferial Haffajee for Fin24 Eskom and government have started planning for Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding, according to officials who say that there is a race against time to ensure that a national blackout and grid collapse does not happen. Stage 5 and Stage 6...

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Secretary steals office supplies, sell them on eBay

By Raymond Brown for Cambridge News A secretary sold £48 000 of office supplies bought on a company credit card on eBay and told police she “got a buzz from treating her family and friends to nice things they could not afford”. Jessica Prince, 35, of North Brink,...

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PIC has 15 days to recoup AYO billions

By Sibongile Khumalo for Fin24 The PIC says it has appointed Gwina Attorneys to assist it in recovering the R4.3bn capital it invested in AYO Technology Solutions. The state asset manager confirmed on Tuesday that it was issued a compliance notice on February 21 which...

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15 000 CCTV cameras coming to Jo’burg

Source: Vumacam Vumatel unveiled its CCTV platform Vumacam this week, which it hopes will help make South Africa’s streets and neighbourhoods safer. The Vumacam system is initially only available in Johannesburg, and currently consists of 889 cameras covering 48...

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