Put Tiger bosses in the tronk

Put Tiger bosses in the tronk

The fatcats at the colluding cartel knew a lot more than they've let on - and got off lightly with a R98.8m fine, according to previously unpublished evidence.

Investec running scared of Kebble's ghost

Investec running scared of Kebble's ghost

The stupefying scale and complexity of the frauds pulled off by Roger and Brett Kebble and their criminal associates while directors of some of South Africa’s biggest gold mining companies have had most regular reporters so absorbed that they can be excused for not having noticed some recent curious developments.

Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon

 

Is former parabat Frans Rootman a kind soul who's been taken in by a couple of women he's known for less than a year, as he claims, or is he a sharp operator ever on the look-out for easy pickings?

Kathleen Joseph is a businesswoman in her fifties, who does something of a double act with her daughter, Carmen Schiemann. The two apparently share a fondness for the colour purple – they’ve owned several businesses called Purple something or other, enter Frans Rootman, a man who had become a close friend and confidante of the two ladies.

 

Ad Mission

Ad Mission

Finish's dirty washing

Following complaints from your humble correspondent and Another, the advertising watchdog has ordered Reckitt Benckiser, makers of Finish dishwashing detergent, to desist from claiming that automatic dishwashers use 50% less water than the old hands-in-sink method.

Pyramid? What pyramid?

Pyramid? What pyramid?

BeeAwina - please don’t confuse this with yet another black economic empowerment deal; according to CEO Koos Koen, BeeAwina is a “social loyalty networking programme”.

To other eyes the scheme appears to be nothing more than a “technologically empowered” pyramid scheme ...
Toxic cocktail

Toxic cocktail

Another pension Fund rip-off – but this one’s a little different in that it came to noseweek in the form of a report by the Financial Services Board to the Registrar of Pensions.

Chemical industry pensioners have lost a whopping half billion rand as a result of corruption and shocking professional incompetence. The real problem, however, was that the preference shares themselves never materialised.

UPDATES: Thembela's ghost walks

UPDATES: Thembela's ghost walks

The spirit of Thembela Matiwane still haunts the corridors of the Mowbray Maternity Hospital, crying out for attention (noses91&102). But nobody is yet ready to take responsibility for the 33-year old pregnant mother’s untimely death.

UPDATES: Mondi shows the finger

The KZN landowner who inherited an alien-infested mess from a former tenant, Mondi Shanduka Newsprint (nose105), has finally received a response from timber industry watchdog the Forestry Stewardship Council. And he’s not happy.

UPDATES: De Lange still behind bars

UPDATES: De Lange still behind bars

 

More than a year ago (nose92) noseweek told the story of Jimmy de Lange, presently serving a thirty-year murder sentence for what independent forensics expert Dr David Klatzow declared “should have been a clear case of justifiable homicide”.

Jimmy’s case has had a fair bit of attention from various quarters since – none of it leading to any change in his situation.

What to make of the Sunday Times Mbeki bribe story ..

The R30m allegedly paid to President Mbeki in relation to the R8-billion German submarine contract -- as reported in the Sunday Times -- can only have been a small part of the commissions/bribes paid to various parties in relation to that contract.
 
The Human Steyn

The Human Steyn

Did mega-rich insurance mogul Douw Steyn fake a London marriage to his ex-fiancée Donné Botha so that he could not be forced to testify at her trial on a charge of attempted murder? The founder of Auto & ...
 
Put Tiger bosses in the tronk

Put Tiger bosses in the tronk

The fatcats at the colluding cartel knew a lot more than they've let on - and got off lightly with a R98.8m fine, according to previously unpublished evidence. ...

Investec running scared of Kebble's ghost

Investec running scared of Kebble's ghost

The stupefying scale and complexity of the frauds pulled off by Roger and Brett Kebble and their criminal associates while directors of some of South Africa’s biggest gold mining companies have had most regular reporters ...

Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon

  Is former parabat Frans Rootman a kind soul who's been taken in by a couple of women he's known for less than a year, as he claims, or is he a sharp operator ever on ...

Ad Mission

Ad Mission

Finish's dirty washingFollowing complaints from your humble correspondent and Another, the advertising watchdog has ordered Reckitt Benckiser, makers of Finish dishwashing detergent, to desist from claiming that automatic dishwashers use 50% less water than the old hands-in-sink method. ...

Pyramid? What pyramid?

Pyramid? What pyramid?

BeeAwina - please don’t confuse this with yet another black economic empowerment deal; according to CEO Koos Koen, BeeAwina is a “social loyalty networking programme”. To other eyes the scheme appears to be nothing more than a “technologically ...

Toxic cocktail

Toxic cocktail

Another pension Fund rip-off – but this one’s a little different in that it came to noseweek in the form of a report by the Financial Services Board to the Registrar of Pensions. Chemical industry pensioners ...

UPDATES: Thembela's ghost walks

UPDATES: Thembela's ghost walks

The spirit of Thembela Matiwane still haunts the corridors of the Mowbray Maternity Hospital, crying out for attention (noses91&102). But nobody is yet ready to take responsibility for the 33-year old pregnant mother’s untimely death. ...

UPDATES: De Lange still behind bars

UPDATES: De Lange still behind bars

  More than a year ago (nose92) noseweek told the story of Jimmy de Lange, presently serving a thirty-year murder sentence for what independent forensics expert Dr David Klatzow declared “should have been a clear case of justifiable homicide”. ...