Global organisations working to combat illicit trade say the scourge is out of control in South Africa, and unless the country makes an extra effort it will remain on Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) greylist.

“During the pandemic, the government imposed lockdowns during which criminal networks consolidated their place in the market. The lockdowns are gone but the networks remain,” said Stefano Betti, deputy director-general at the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (Tracit)...

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