Monthly Archives: March 2014

Anton Pillar Type Orders: The Civil Law Search Warrant

As is the case in terms of our criminal law; which makes provision for the obtaining of a search warrant by the investigative authorities in order that its members be permitted to search premises which are suspected to be involved in or harbour evidence in relation to an alleged crime, our civil law also provides private litigants with a similar type of procedure or remedy.

This procedure is known an Anton Pillay type order (“the order”) which a litigant (“the applicant”) applies for on an ex-parte basis, i.e... Read More

Fraud, Corruption, Theft And Suspicious Transactions – Your Obligation To Report

It is likely at one stage in the running and management of a business, it will experience and/or be affected by the above commercial crimes. Our law does provide businesses and private individuals with various civil and criminal remedies. However it also, in certain instances, places a legal duty to report certain crimes as is more fully referred to below.

In South African law fraud is commonly defined as the unlawful and intentional making of a misrepresentation which causes actual prejudice or which is potentially prejudicial to another... Read More



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