South Africa: Corruption Alleged in Land Reform Scheme

South Africa’s anti-corruption agency found “major systemic weaknesses” in a land reform project which resulted in the fraudulent acquisition of land worth more than 382 million rand (US $28 million), according to a report exposed Thursday by the South African newspaper Business Day.

European Commission Calls for Tighter Controls on Golden Visas

European Union (EU) countries need to exchange more information about the lucrative Golden Visa schemes that provide residency or even citizenship to wealthy foreigners including criminals, money launderers and tax evaders, according to a report issued Wednesday.

Hong Kong Illegal Wildlife Trade On the Rise

The illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong is booming, according to a new study, and consequently contributing to a global extinction crisis by supplying an increasing demand for wildlife products in Asia, particularly China.