NOTES: MTNdrags its feet in fight against crime

MTN’s refusal to disclose the numbers called from a stolen cellphone over the weekend following the robbery has lessened the chances that police will find the men who broke in, beat and robbed a family, taking with them a cellphone.

NOTES: Sins of commission

They wait at every corner to hound you into submission; they intrude on your every moment; their voices are on all your phones. They are... the unapologetic commissions-driven salespersons who always have something new to sell.

UPDATES: The Law's delays

The wheels of justice are at last turning for 55-year-old Iman Dharsey, who suffered multiple injuries in a bus accident in October 2002. Iman’s cries have gone unheard for six years, but what cat might Glenrand MIB now pull out of their magic bag?

UPDATES: Wheels within motorbike wheels

Some big corporations have found it easy to defame noseweek. First, it was Investec who defamed us in a confidential letter to its clients (nose103). Now it’s Etana Insurance (formerly Hollard Commercial & General). In a similarly confidential email being circulated within various brokerages.

Out with the old - in with the new barbarians

The good people of the Overstrand might be less sceptical about golf developments if the first one, the flagship Fernkloof Golf Estate, hadn’t been so controversial.

All in the family

All in the family

When does the awarding of contracts by public officers to their kin begin to look suspicious? Kith and kin are raking in profitable tenders at the Insurance Seta.

What do you expect when evaluators are dudes in their twenties. It's like sending a Grade 10 drop-out to assess a university curriculum.

Taking a cut

Taking a cut

Two years ago it was being punted by American medical ethics campaigners as likely to be “the medical trial of the century”.

Now, finally, six years after the scandalous eventsNetcare faces homicide and racketeering charges for its role in an international human organ transplant scam.

Hard labour

Hard labour

Teazers strip club king Lolly Jackson claims his is 'Teaze without the Sleaze'. But for many women Jackson imports as “exotic dancers” from Europe, life at Teazers strip joint is more than a job - it's a prison stint in a rather sleazy slammer.

Storm-clouds over Arniston

Storm-clouds over Arniston

This is the curious tale of a quaint coastal town with two names; of an ANC mayor who prefers helping rich white capitalists to supporting her own struggling community; of an hotel boss and his town manager pal who run the town like a private fiefdom: and of a piece of land that increased in value from R400,000 to R4m in one week.

Bullied into submission

Bullied into submission

As Hermanus surrenders to Checkers, the battle lines shift to the picturesque hamlet of Stanford. The battle is over, but the war goes on.

Get your facts straight

Get your facts straight

Max du Preez dips into some of this summer's best non-fiction reads.

  • Playing the Enemy - Nelson Mandela and the Game that made a Nation
  • Shane Warne's Century - My Top 100 Test Cricketers
  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why the World needs a Green Revolution - and How we can renew our Global Future
  • The ANC - A View from Moscow
  • Zuma - A biography
  • Business Stripped Bare - Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur
  • Zapiro - Pirates of the Polokwane
Who got the arms deal gold?

Who got the arms deal gold?

International auditing firm KPMG is in possession of a potentially explosive top secret list said to include the names of government ministers who allegedly stood to profit from a gold “offset” project linked to the ...
 
All in the family

All in the family

When does the awarding of contracts by public officers to their kin begin to look suspicious? Kith and kin are raking in profitable tenders at the Insurance Seta. What do you expect when evaluators are dudes ...

Taking a cut

Taking a cut

Two years ago it was being punted by American medical ethics campaigners as likely to be “the medical trial of the century”. Now, finally, six years after the scandalous eventsNetcare faces homicide and racketeering charges ...

Hard labour

Hard labour

Teazers strip club king Lolly Jackson claims his is 'Teaze without the Sleaze'. But for many women Jackson imports as “exotic dancers” from Europe, life at Teazers strip joint is more than a job - ...

Storm-clouds over Arniston

Storm-clouds over Arniston

This is the curious tale of a quaint coastal town with two names; of an ANC mayor who prefers helping rich white capitalists to supporting her own struggling community; of an hotel boss and his ...

Bullied into submission

Bullied into submission

As Hermanus surrenders to Checkers, the battle lines shift to the picturesque hamlet of Stanford. The battle is over, but the war goes on. ...

Get your facts straight

Get your facts straight

Max du Preez dips into some of this summer's best non-fiction reads. Playing the Enemy - Nelson Mandela and the Game that made a Nation Shane Warne's Century - ...