The South African who scammed investors out of millions

At its height South African Eran Eyal’s Springleap was touted as one of the country’s most successful tech start-ups. His subsequent company, Shopin was also trumpeted as a saviour to struggling retailers. Both these start-ups have since been revealed as elaborate scams, created by Eyal who was convicted of fraud by a New York court in December 2019. The saga, which is detailed in a new book titled At Any Cost, paints a shocking picture of how easy it is for any smart-talking person in [...]

Massive driver licence backlog as renewal deadline looms

Opposition parties and motoring groups have called for an extension of South Africa’s 31 August driver licence deadline, citing concerns around the ‘broken’ booking system. The validity of licences that expired between 26 March and 31 December 2020 was extended until 31 August 2021 to assist those motorists in renewing their licences when they could not do so during the lockdowns of 2020. The opposition Democratic Alliance said that the rush to renew licences o [...]