CV fraud is a prevalent theme in South Africa, with many individuals falsifying either qualifications or references with the aim of attaining sought-after positions. If you think it’s a good idea to be more risk averse in 2016, this post is for you.

A prominent Durban high school unwittingly employed a convicted sex offender, and failed to act after his first victim notified the school’s management team. And although South African legislation provides measures to safeguard our children, more can be done to prevent convicted sex offenders from slipping through the cracks.

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In June of 2013 Forbes published Background Checks On Job Candidates: Be Very Careful . The article highlighted lawsuits filed by US federal regulators who argue that employers who exclude all job applicants with criminal records may be guilty of racial discrimination.

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CSI Africa’s new CarerCheck system simplifies the often complex background screening and credential verification procedure. It saves time, and reduces the administrative load on the owners of juvenile care institutions who are often fulltime carers themselves.

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It happens more often than you may know. It happens while you are at work, at home, and even while you are sleeping. You may think you have a clean credit record, a smudge-free background, and no criminal record. Yet you may be one of the many thousands who could benefit from a background check.

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In 2012 Francois Venter, a director of Jawitz Properties, urged landlords to do credit checks on prospective tenants. A Forbes article on the effects of bad credit include relationships as a possible victim. A Women24 piece lists insurance as one of the modern conveniences more expensive for those with bad credit records, than those who’ve faithfully paid up on time.