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27 April 2017
11 Apr 2017
Ensure workplace safety with criminal checks
The average employed South African spends about eight hours per day in a work environment. It is, therefore, an expectation that employers should ensure the safety of all employees during working...
07 Mar 2017
Identify employment history embellishments
CV embellishment is commonly practiced by job applicants who want to hide something or wish to appear more qualified than they truly are. While some aspects of CV embellishment are illegal, such as...
23 Jan 2017
Qualification fraud has a bill - what about other offences?
By 2016, qualification fraud in South Africa had reached an alarming level with several high profile and senior ranking officials among those who were exposed for lying on their CVs. Soon employers...
30 Jun 2016
Professional driver permits must be verified by employers
An alarming 763 fatalities were the result of 130 major road accidents in South Africa in 2015, as per statistics from the annual Road Traffic Report Calendar published by the Road Traffic...
30 Mar 2016
South Africa – Leader of the Economic Crime pack
One of the commonly shared struggles all companies are known to face, is acquiring the right personnel – ascertaining if the prospective employee will not only get the job done, but whether the...
22 Feb 2016
Qualification fraud on rise during economic turmoil
The current economic turmoil in South Africa is likely to affect the already strained job market, and in a country with one of the highest unemployment rates globally, job seekers have the...
19 Feb 2016
OUTA: ITC Business Administrators logo on e-toll threats have no teeth
Thousands of motorists are feeling intimidated by a new round of threatening e-toll debt messages, but this time around, it's linked to the presence of a large "ITC" logo on the message they have...
03 Dec 2015
TransUnion increases focus on commercial business with ongoing investment, new Senior Director appointment
As part of its commitment to delivering enhanced data insight and intelligence to customers, TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management, has increased its focus on its...
19 Nov 2015
Creating transparency within the broker channel for more effective risk assessment
Insurance brokers are a traditional part of the channel for the sale of short-term and life insurance products to customers. Typically, their financial advisors develop relationships with consumers...
05 Nov 2015
Consumer Credit Index declines in the 3rd quarter, indicative of a weak economy
TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management, has released the latest South African Consumer Credit Index (CCI) report, which shows a decline in the index to 51.2 in the third...
07 Oct 2015
Relevant insight helps optimise efficiency at each stage of the customer credit lifecycle
Customers are the heart of any business, and acquiring and retaining them forms an essential function for profitability and sustainability. Businesses today have access to more data than ever,...
28 Jan 2015
Lower inflation rate and further drop in fuel price good news for consumers
Debt Rescue
With inflation slowing down and another substantial cut in the fuel price expected in February consumers are looking at a slightly rosier picture for the immediate future. Economist Dawie Roodt...
26 Jun 2014
DA: Statement by Geordin Hill-Lewis, DA Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry, DA tightens the screws on maintenance defaulters (26/06/2014)
Today, I have written to the heads of the major credit bureaus in South Africa (TransUnion, Experian SA, XDS and CompuScan) as well as to the National Credit Regulator, Nomsa Motshegare, for an...
25 Sep 2013
SA: Statement by Debt Rescue, debt counselling firm, maintains that a drop in petrol price should not fuel consumer spending spree (25/09/2013)
The projected decrease in the price of petrol of between 19 and 25 cents a litre predicted by economist Dawie Roodt should not serve as an incentive for consumers to go out and spend money they...
13 Dec 2012
SA: Statement by Naledi Pandor, Minister of Home Affairs, notes for the National Press Club (13/12/2012)
Let me begin by expressing my appreciation to the National Press Club for hosting this media briefing. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to join us this morning.

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