Sameer Kumandan

South Africa strengthens financial crime prevention

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Amendments to FICA impose due diligence requirements on accountable institutions Following South Africa’s financial greylisting by global financial crime watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force...
Sameer Kumandan

Robust, credible data a powerful tool in the anti-money laundering arsenal

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The problem of organised financial crime and money laundering made headlines after a recent Al Jazeera investigative report uncovered a large-scale money laundering operation...
Sameer Kumandan 2023

What HR professionals need to know about job candidate scams

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While many South Africans are familiar with job scams aimed at taking advantage of vulnerable job seekers, less attention is paid to how fraudsters...
Sameer Kumandan 2023

Accountants add the power of search for robust financial controls

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Accountancy is a profession driven by detail and tight deadlines, requiring accurate data inputs in order for a practitioner to fulfil their duties. Accountants...
Sameer Kumandan 2023

How accurate, up-to-date data can help municipalities fight maladministration

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It is no secret that few of South Africa’s municipalities consistently receive clean audits and that many struggle to fulfill their mandate to deliver...
Sameer Kumandan MD of SewarcWorks

Background checks are worth their weight in gold in the mining sector

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South Africa possesses ore reserves amounting to a value of more than US$2.5 trillion, with 16 commodities ranked in the top ten internationally. In...
Sameer Kumandan MD of SewarcWorks

Pre-employment background checks – essential in verifying job candidates are who they claim to...

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Background checks reduce a company’s risk for reputational damage and criminal activities such as fraud and theft. They can also verify information on an...
Sameer Kumandan MD of SewarcWorks

A fast and accurate way of overcoming estate planning challenges

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We are regularly reminded of the importance of having a properly drafted will to ensure that our loved ones are well cared for when...
Sameer Kumandan

Consumer debt is surging: How debt collectors can mitigate the risk this poses to...

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While our COVID-19 pandemic fears are starting to fade, its impacts are still being felt, especially in the pockets of many South Africans. When...
large data trust by sabinet

With 1.2 million terabytes of data online a little bit of trust goes a...

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Be it for research or legal or business support across all industries, gathering credible online information comes with a multitude of challenges. Too much...
Sameer Kumandan of SearchWorks

In-depth KYC checks are boosting the integrity of financial services

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As more processes move online cybercrime is on the rise, with online banking processes, and particularly the onboarding of new customers, becoming a common...
Kevin Halkerd Information Security Officer at e4

How to use PoPIA compliance to benefit your business

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The Protection of Public Information Act (PoPIA) came into force in July last year. The Information Regulator, who oversees all PoPIA compliance in South...