FNB should fix The Big Issue fraud

If FICA cannot prevent this kind of fraud then its use is questionable


GroundView | 30 November 2023

Former activist organisation manager pleads guilty to fraud

SJC’s Xolani Klaas enters into a plea agreement after defrauding the organisation of more than R730,000


Brief | 13 June 2023

Justice department fund loses millions through “fraudulent transactions”

Payouts from the fund have been suspended leaving people unable to access their money


News | 8 June 2023

Financial services company ordered to pay client more than R800,000 lost in cybercrime fraud

Judge found that PSG Wealth Financial Planning had not complied with its own policy to protect clients against cybercrime


Law | 31 March 2023

Philanthropic trust’s attempt to evict crèche backfires in court

Judges say Mzamomhle Foundation Trust should be investigated over allegations of fraud and for misrepresentation


Law | 29 September 2021

From quack claims about Covid-19 to outright forgery

NanoWorks presents fraudulent NRCS and SABS certificates


News | 27 July 2020

Small Claims court opens its doors in Khayelitsha

The Khayelitsha Community has been urged to use the small claims court to resolve financial disputes for amounts of up to R15,000. The court was relaunched on Friday. It was established in 2010, but never functioned.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 17 November 2014

Police: Parliament must ask tough questions

It’s annual report season in Parliament, and the new Portfolio Committee on Police is finding its feet. In the first in a series of articles, Zackie Achmat has some suggestions for the committee.

Zackie Achmat

Opinion | 23 October 2014

Police’s Firearms Registry contract probed by Hawks

After paying R340 million for a Firearms Control System that was not delivered, the SA Police Service has cancelled its contract with IT company Waymark Infotech. The botched contract is subject to a criminal investigation by the Hawks.

Daneel Knoetze

News | 21 October 2014

Why President Zuma must go

Many South Africans from all walks of life and across the political spectrum are calling for the resignation and impeachment of President Jacob Zuma. In the light of a thoroughly researched and meticulously presented report by the Public Protector into the Nkandla matter, these calls seem more than justified.

GroundUp Staff

News | 20 March 2014

How I narrowly avoided being conned

As an investigative journalist I’ve come face-to-face with grifters. I’ve interviewed fraudsters and studied sociopathy extensively. I’m fascinated by psychopaths and the peculiarities of the brain that make them different to the rest of us. Trying to understand the mental workings of good and evil is a hobby of mine.

Mandy de Waal

News | 21 February 2014

Housing development destroyed my business

Andiswa (not her real name) has been a resident of Khayelitsha Site C for 27 years. She turned her township home into a BnB business in 2006 offering tourists the exclusive and unique option of experiencing life in a shack. This all came to a screeching halt in April 2009 when her house was destroyed by BKS employees.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 6 March 2013