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The US businessman who made life hard for the Guptas

US businessman Bill Browder was Russia’s biggest foreign investor – until he took on the corruption endemic to the system.… Read More »

Can you spot the potential embezzler in your company?

Which of your employees is most likely to steal the big bucks from your company? Here’s where the Marquet Report… Read More »

NDAs ‘should not silence sexual harassment claims’

Ex-movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his company used non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to silence accusations of his sexual misbehaviour. But NDAs… Read More »

Is the WHO division tackling the coronavirus corrupt and underfunded?

The WHO Health Emergencies Program, the division spearheading the worldwide response to the coronavirus outbreak, is severely underfunded, recent audits… Read More »

South Africa now has vital laws for sex offences courts

South African laws and regulations outlining the standards for sex offences courts were published on 7 Feb 2020 and implemented… Read More »

Did corruption trigger the coronavirus outbreak?

The latest lethal strain of coronavirus arose at a wild animal meat market in Wuhan, China. This is according to… Read More »

Critical success factor #1 for anti-fraud tools: Anonymity

When designing FraudCracker, a ground-breaking online fraud reporting solution for companies, our founder Dr Gavin Symanowitz identified not only the… Read More »

Confidence fraud: how to avoid being scammed

Confidence fraud, also called romance scamming, is on the rise. But the FBI is coming down hard on perpetrators. Get… Read More »

Africa’s richest woman accused of fraud and corruption

Prosecutors in Angola are accusing Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, of embezzlement and money laundering. Attorney General Helder Pitta… Read More »

Every one of us can do something about corruption

Corruption hurts all of us. And we can all benefit from standing United Against Corruption. Most of us think that… Read More »

Today is global anti-corruption day. So what will you do differently?

Today 9-December is International Anti-Corruption Day. Corruption hurts all of us. At an individual level, it increases the amount of… Read More »

Eskom to lifestyle-audit 2,300 more staff as it turns up the heat against corruption

Great to see South Africa’s electricity supplier Eskom picking up the fight against corruption in the organisation. After lifestyle-auditing almost… Read More »

South African State charges EFF leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu

It’s great to see heads finally starting to roll in the fight against injustice and corruption in South Africa. The… Read More »

The cryptoqueen: the hunt for a multi-billion-dollar scam artist

They called her the cryptoqueen. Bulgarian-born fraudster Dr Ruja Ignatova was a jet-setting, Oxford-educated entrepreneur with her own unique cryptocurrency… Read More »

ANC MP Bongani Bongo arrested for corruption

It’s taken a long time, but corrupt politicians involved in South Africa’s state capture are finally getting punished. The Hawks’… Read More »

SARS fires legal head over R420m Gupta VAT refund

Walls are shrinking for the corrupt Gupta clan. SARS head of legal, Refiloe Mokoena, has been fired. Mokoena allegedly granted… Read More »

Lord Peter Hain puts foreign governments, global firms front and centre in South Africa’s State Capture

The Guptas wouldn’t have been able to capture South Africa without the help of a global network of consultants, lawyers,… Read More »

Facebook deletes 3.2bn fake accounts and millions of child abuse posts

Facebook Inc took down 3.2bn fake accounts in Q3 and Q4/2019, plus millions of posts showing child abuse and suicide.… Read More »

Facebook and YouTube block spread of whistleblower’s name and photo. Twitter allows both.

Facebook and Youtube are taking a stand. They’re blocking users from sharing the identity of a CIA officer who allegedly… Read More »

Is there a place for humans in digitally disrupted accounting?

Cloud computing, automation, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain. More and more, integration of financial data, intelligent software… Read More »

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