SAPS, E2 and Memeza Partnership makes another breakthrough in Educational ICT Theft

26 March 2020

The eyes and ears initiative (E2) which is an official joint crime-fighting initiative between the South African Police Service (SAPS), Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) and the Private Security Industry (PSI) has seen taking big strides in its aggressive approach to fight crime in this country. The success of E2 has been witnessed through Memeza […]

We must stamp out illicit trade to boost the fiscus

16 March 2020

The fiscus loses millions each day because of illicit trade. Sars can’t tackle this problem alone: it is up to all citizens to play their part. Our fiscal constraints couldn’t have been more plainly laid out than in the budget speech by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni last month. With the budget deficit seen widening and […]

South Africa losing R250m a day because of illicit trade – BLSA

11 March 2020

Illicit trade is one of the biggest contributors to the strain that South Africa’s fiscus is currently experiencing, as the country is losing about R250-million a day in tax revenue as a direct result of illicit trade. Illicit trade is defined as the production, import, export, purchase, sale or possession of goods failing to comply […]

Illegal vehicle imports may seem cheap for you, but they cost SA dearly

22 January 2020

By Tebele Luthuli Cheap as they may be to a South African consumer that has been struggling under the weight of an under-performing economy for the better part of five years, the illegal import of vehicles from places as far as Japan, China and Singapore will prove more expensive in the end to the country […]

Business becomes the eyes and ears of the law

05 December 2019

ON THURSDAY 31 October the National Commissioner of police, Lt Gen Khehla Sithole, signed an agreement with the Managing Director of Business Against Crime South Africa, Ms Tebele Luthuli to deploy the Eyes and Ears Initiative (E2) nationally. The Eyes and Ears Initiative (E2) is an official joint crime fighting initiative between the South African […]

Deloitte risk conference panel unpacks South Africa’s governance challenges

03 October 2019

In light of widespread corruption, State capture and general organisational failures in South Africa, consultancy Deloitte this year themed its annual risk conference “The State of Governance and Ethical Leadership”. The conference, held on Thursday, highlighted what was needed from corporate citizens to help reverse the “tide of destruction that has hit South Africa”, said […]

Crime Stats: Sharp rise seen in commercial crimes

19 September 2019

By Ntando Thukwana (Sunday Times) Commercial crimes are on the rise, and organised business is calling for the private sector to be more accountable for corruption and fraud, and to work with the government and the police to ramp up the fight against crime. Latest statistics from the South African Police Service show a total […]

Business Against Crime CEO to retire, hands over reins to new blood

24 June 2019

After a successful tenure, Billy Graham has decided to step down from full-time employment as CEO of Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) as at the end of November 2019. The board of directors appoints Ms. Tebele Makhetha, the current Director of Policy and Legislation of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), as the Chief Executive […]

‘An illegal vehicle never becomes legal’ – 6 top tips for buying a car in SA

21 June 2019

Image: iStock No matter how long you keep an illegal vehicle in your possession it never becomes legal, says Lee Dutton, Executive Director, International Vehicle Identification Desk (IVID) Southern Africa. In the light of a recent article issued by Business Against Crime stating that all illegally imported vehicles are seized by the South African Revenue […]

SA: A dumping ground for illegal imported vehicles

27 March 2019

Fouché Burgers, Business Against Crime South Africa (Media release) Don’t be caught off guard. It is illegal to buy an import used vehicle. All illegally imported vehicles are seized by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and are destroyed (compacted) by Government. In an article published on 26 November 2018 on by the Citizen online, […]