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Have you ever felt that a person’s resume never really tells the entire story?   Social media plays a major part in all our lives and often it provides much more insight into an employee than the traditional interview process. With over 6000 tweets per second globally, and 5 new Facebook profiles being opened per 10 seconds, the amount of information available is enormous. And with the dangers of social media and the damage it can do...

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PEOPLE RISK IGNORED IN VICTIMS OF CRIME SURVEY

  A frightening review of the Victims of Crime Survey (https://goo.gl/gw1h99) has made me realize that whilst many South Africans are aware of the high levels of violent crime and causes, there appears to be little awareness of the people risk in our country and the affect that this could have on individuals and our economy Some of the main crimes associated with people risk are ID Theft, Bribery and Corruption and the perceptions ...

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE

  2017 has arrived with a vengeance and many of us are wondering what our future holds. In South Africa, 2016 left us stunned by the behaviour of our president and current political situation. We can only hope that the opposition party can hold individuals accountable and ensure the stability of our country. Below are the people trends that I believe we need to look out for in this new year:   THE CHANGING HR ENVIRONME...

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE

  2017 has arrived with a vengeance and many of us are wondering what our future holds. In South Africa, 2016 left us stunned by the antics of our president and current political situation. We can only hope that the opposition party can hold individuals accountable and ensure the stability of our country. From a corporate point of view, it was frightening to see the statistics reveal that last year; in general, company expenses are...

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How Authentic is your Staff’s Qualifications?

  The 2016 matric pass rate, including progressed learners, has increased to 72.5%, a total of 1.8 percentage points more than last year’s rate of 70.7%. But this still leaves a large percentage of unskilled youth desperate enough, that they will falsify their qualifications in order to obtain a job.   Many youths today don’t truly recognize the value of a matric certificate until they have to decide what they want to d...

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Know Your Driver

  IS YOUR DRIVER FRAUDULANT?   In light of the recent investigation by the City of Johannesburg which has uncovered nearly 1 000 instances of fraud within the Licensing Department as well as the staggering death toll on our roads this festive season, iFacts Director Jenny Reid urges companies to ask themselves whether or not their drivers are in fact legally license Too often we read of tragic road accidents and incidents wh...

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Trust Information Search

It has been an ongoing frustration retrieving trust information via a credible online electronic portal. All information as available via the master’s office have never been digitised and due to this caused obstructions within the general legal fraternity. iFacts approached a data source eager and already capturing all trust information manually for a number of years willing to integrate their service within SearchWorks. Obtain trust informa...

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Company Office (CIPC) – Company Registration Number

Unfortunately, fraud relating to tenders, procurement and even purchasing is a rife activity in South Africa. Before entering into any agreement with another organisation verify that the details provided in your application form or tender are genuine. It is essential to know all the linked parties in the company before signing on the dotted line and being held responsible for doing business with an illegal entity or individual. For more inf...

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Government could learn a lesson from its proposed new bill

  It seems a tad bizarre that the Department of Education has proposed a new bill, which calls for a clampdown on so-called educational institutions that issue fake qualifications. Not that we have anything against these establishments being targeted. However, surely an institution either meets the legal criteria as set out by the Department, or it doesn’t. Why would a special bill be required for this?   None the less, one c...

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Clamp down on dodgy appointments to reduce fraud and corruption

Fraud and corruption. Tragically two words that are no strangers to the average South African. From traffic officials involved in bribery, to tenderpreneurship, not to mention dodgy cabinet and parastatal appointments. Following the Sunday Times expose in October that South Africa’s high commissioner to Singapore, Hazel Francis Ngubeni, has a colourful past as a drug smuggler, industry experts are commentating on what may be going wrong with ou...

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