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Over the past year, South Africans have faced increased risk when it comes to becoming a victim of fraud. These trends are reflected in the latest statistics which was recently released by the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS).

 


South Africa's Special Investigating Unit (SIU) found that government education employees and healthcare workers were the most frequent defrauders of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).


If you are like any normal South Africa, you approach intersections labelled high crime or high smash and grab zone with an overabundance of caution and the same applies to any intersection where there are a lot of people loitering around your vehicle. The last thing you want is to become a victim of a crime of opportunity.


The Unemployment Insurance Fund has recovered more than R1 Billion from people who undeservedly benefited from the fund.


The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has caught several government workers attempting to apply for the Special Covid-19 R350 social relief grant. They caught these government workers after cross-referencing their applications with the government employee database.


This week Ivan Israelstam answers the question: what is workplace fraud? Then he goes explain what employers need to be able to prove to sustain a case, when there is a dismissal dispute lodged at the CCMA.  


Employers may believe that referring to any dishonest behaviour as "fraud" will help them in achieving a dismissal. However, as Ivan Israelstam explains "fraud" has a very specific meaning, and in order to sustain a dismissal decision at the CCMA, the employer needs to understand what is involved, and how to present the evidence to support this allegation.

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