Organised crime refers to those self-perpetuating associations of individuals who operate either domestically or internationally for the purposes of obtaining power, influence, monetary and/or commercial gains, wholly or in part by illegal means by protecting their activities through a pattern of corruption or violence.
 South Africa in line with international standards has enacted various legislation to combat organised crime and corruption which has become endemic in society.
Nature of the application
 This application pertains to the confirmation of the rule nisi effectively against the second defendant and forty-fourth respondent from dealing in any way whatsoever with the property restrained subject to the grant of the provisional restraint order in terms of s 26 of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998 (‘POCA’).
 The first to sixteenth respondents are persons referred to as defendants in s 12 of POCA. For ease of reference, I adopt that terminology in this judgment.