Beating organised crime requires speed, agility and planning

South Africa

Knowing and understanding the various legal remedies available is also a critical in limiting the damage and preventing further loss.

Anyone who has paid attention to the headlines over the past few years will know that organised crime costs the country billions of rand every year. Headline watchers will also have noted that corporates are often among the victims of organised crime, with the effects ranging from lost revenue to severe reputational damage and even closure.

While organisations should obviously do all they can to prevent becoming victims, that is not always possible. Criminal syndicates are increasingly sophisticated and able to operate undetected until the crime has been committed. That means it is it critical that organisations know and understand the legal tools at their disposal should they suspect infiltration and what legal steps to take once they have uncovered evidence of criminal activity.

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