The father, the son and the holy golfer

The father, the son and the holy golfer

Did Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool use his influence to drive through a dicey golf-estate development in an environmentally sensitive area?

"Is it green enough and black enough?" Pertinent question indeed. But which "green"is at issue? And do green and black enjoy equal weight in the proposed equation?

From the course to the courts

Another golf development lands in the bunker.

"The municipality will go along with this?" 

"Don't worry about that," say Rabcav with a smile, "we tell them what to do."

Jew must be kidding!

Jew must be kidding!

Did Dr Bill Venter really make that anti-Semitic remark, or is he the one being slandered?

Is Greg Blank spreading a false, slanderous and spiteful tale about the electronics billionaire - because his fiancée’s parents left their jobs at Venter's country hide-away under a cloud?

Sweet and sour source

Sweet and sour source

noseweek's senior reporter's lunch with purported whistleblower, Dr Zola Ntshona, left him a grand or so out of pocket and with some food for thought.

Dr Nokuzola Ntshona called the noseweek offices in mid December brimming with stories she said no-one had heard yet, about Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, President Mbeki and various other high-profile personalities. The Sunday Times exposé had been her story, she said - and she had much more, with evidence to back up her claims.


Absa breaks its brokers

Absa breaks its brokers

Over a decade, 160 short-term brokers have been forced to repay some R10m of their salaries.

Flogging insurance for the Absa Group is a hazardous affair for its commission-based short-term broker staff. As with the Mafia, once you're in, it's very difficult to leave - resign, and you're likely  to be dragged into court and ordered to repay 75% of the "salary" they paid you.

Twice bitten

Twice bitten

It took just minutes for a boerbul to tear off Wendy Swanepoel's leg, but years after the incident she's still waiting for OUTsurance to pay up.

One minute the massive boerbul was licking the faces of her daughters Jessica (9) and Eden (7). Next it was tearing her leg off, chewing her flesh down to the bone. OUTsurance's public liability policy carried a payout capped at R5m, but there is great confusion over the amount that OUTsurance's experts reckoned eas due.

How low can Standard go?

How low can Standard go?

A financial advisor managed to reduce a client's capital from R500 000 to R55 000 while profiting to the tune of R262 375.

The last years of Margaret Valkhoff's life were sad and lonely. After her husband's death in 1994. Gideon “Deon” Rossouw, an advisor with Standard Bank's Investment Division contacted Margaret in 1995 shortly after her inheritance from her late husband's estate had been deposited into her Standard Bank account.

Like a knight in shining armour Deon galloped to her side to advise Margaret how best to invest...

Investec on a plate

Investec on a plate

How one of South Africa's biggest financial institutions conspired to defraud British investors.Investec and the Claims Direct directors certainly knew that the flotation was not kosher - and that the company was doomed. For all ...
 
The father, the son and the holy golfer

The father, the son and the holy golfer

Did Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool use his influence to drive through a dicey golf-estate development in an environmentally sensitive area?"Is it green enough and black enough?" Pertinent question indeed. But which "green"is at ...

Jew must be kidding!

Jew must be kidding!

Did Dr Bill Venter really make that anti-Semitic remark, or is he the one being slandered? Is Greg Blank spreading a false, slanderous and spiteful tale about the electronics billionaire - because his fiancée’s parents left ...

Sweet and sour source

Sweet and sour source

noseweek's senior reporter's lunch with purported whistleblower, Dr Zola Ntshona, left him a grand or so out of pocket and with some food for thought. Dr Nokuzola Ntshona called the noseweek offices in mid December brimming ...

Absa breaks its brokers

Absa breaks its brokers

Over a decade, 160 short-term brokers have been forced to repay some R10m of their salaries. Flogging insurance for the Absa Group is a hazardous affair for its commission-based short-term broker staff. As with the Mafia, ...

Twice bitten

Twice bitten

It took just minutes for a boerbul to tear off Wendy Swanepoel's leg, but years after the incident she's still waiting for OUTsurance to pay up. One minute the massive boerbul was licking the faces of ...

How low can Standard go?

How low can Standard go?

A financial advisor managed to reduce a client's capital from R500 000 to R55 000 while profiting to the tune of R262 375. The last years of Margaret Valkhoff's life were sad and lonely. After her ...