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, […]

Automatic Number Plate Recognition Industry Workshop

26 March 2019

Fouché Burgers and Roelof Viljoen, Business Against Crime South Africa (Media release) Mobility is thekey to success – it is even the synonym of progress. While we can (still) not transport goods and people through the Internet, we need to move it using some sort of vehicle. In South Africa, all organisations deal with long […]

Two cloned vehicles using the same NaTIS record of a 3rd legal vehicle

22 March 2019

Don’t be caught off guard when buying a used motor vehicle. There is a good chance that the second-hand vehicle, that you are considering buying, could be a stolen, hijacked or illegal imported vehicle that re-entered the market as a cloned vehicle. If you do end up buying one of these illegal vehicles, it will […]


15 August 2018

BACSA has signed the updated Memorandum of Understanding with the SAPS and the agreement on project ‘Eyes and Ears’ with the SAPS and the private security industry.