So long, ecotourism!

So long, ecotourism!

Giant pylons carrying cables from a proposed nuclear plant will trample some of the country's ecologically most sensitive areas.


ANC's tender touch

ANC's tender touch

A government IT tender has been quietly awarded for an outrageous R153m – more than double the next-best tender – to a tiny, little-known company, on the understanding that 5% of the total (R7.65m) will be slipped into the coffers of the African National Congress.

The IT upgrade tender bypassed the final adjudication committee completely.

Be first on the block

Be first on the block

Usually, home-owners who can’t pay their bonds have their houses repossessed and sold by the sheriff. Today there’s a fast-growing alternative: bulk auction.

Speculators are picking up repossessed homes for a song at 'rapid auctions' being pioneered by Absa.

Donné fined for donnering Douw's date

Donné fined for donnering Douw's date

Douw Steyn insists she's a Miss, she insists she's his Missus. 

After he had given his evidence, magistrate Boshoff asked him: “Mr Steyn, was the circus really necessary last time?”

Building tall in Gordon's Bay

Building tall in Gordon's Bay

Developers ignore the council rules and neighbours' protests.

Gordon's Bay has another rogue developer who appears to have defied just about every council by-law pertaining to development.

More trouble in Paradise

More trouble in Paradise

Dave Dahlmann, featured in nose113 for his role in fiddling the figures in construction work at the exclusive Machangulo development in Mozambique, has disappeared from the scene – and is believed to be somewhere in Malawi.

But it turns out there’s another side to the story..

 

Writing's on the wall for SMS greed

Writing's on the wall for SMS greed

By now you’ve been on Facebook and clicked on what looks like a fun online invitation to test your IQ, to see how it compares with that of the likes of President Barack Obama. Big Mistake.

Beware, after making that fateful click your account will be debited with an extra R50 per week.
 

Ditch the pitch

Ditch the pitch

The best way to deal with pushy telesales 'consultants' is to politely say 'bye' and hang up.

The Premier Growth Group (PGG) are still using unscrupulous telesales people to sell to victims who are often not aware that they have “bought” anything at all -- only to discover, in due course, that their bank accounts are emptying faster than usual.

Pick n Pay refuses to face Finale curtain

Pick n Pay refuses to face Finale curtain

Supermarket removes toxic products from shelves but continues to sell environmentally hazardous rat poison.

Shadow of suicide hangs over Vodacom

Shadow of suicide hangs over Vodacom

Dieter Sauerbier scrawled a note to noseweek. “Pity that we never met,” he wrote. “Kevin has the full story. Never have I seen a corporation [Vodacom] act so deliberately in bad faith over a prolonged period in time.”

In God we trust

In God we trust

Exclusive St Benedict’s College, in Bedforvdiew, Johannesburg, seems blessedly unperturbed that its “donation” scheme, allowing parents to claim tax deductions on half the school fees, is illegal, and, in effect, defrauds the Receiver.

Zuma Toon

Zuma Toon

Hokey Pokey


KZN Reverends prey on the dying

KZN Reverends prey on the dying

They punctuate their sentences, and sometimes even their financial reports, with religious exhortations. They bring comfort to the terminally ill with beetroot, garlic and spiritual guidance. And now they are on their way out of the country, ...
 
So long, ecotourism!

So long, ecotourism!

Giant pylons carrying cables from a proposed nuclear plant will trample some of the country's ecologically most sensitive areas. ...

ANC's tender touch

ANC's tender touch

A government IT tender has been quietly awarded for an outrageous R153m – more than double the next-best tender – to a tiny, little-known company, on the understanding that 5% of the total (R7.65m) will ...

Be first on the block

Be first on the block

Usually, home-owners who can’t pay their bonds have their houses repossessed and sold by the sheriff. Today there’s a fast-growing alternative: bulk auction. Speculators are picking up repossessed homes for a song at 'rapid auctions' being ...

Donné fined for donnering Douw's date

Donné fined for donnering Douw's date

Douw Steyn insists she's a Miss, she insists she's his Missus.  After he had given his evidence, magistrate Boshoff asked him: “Mr Steyn, was the circus really necessary last time?” ...

Building tall in Gordon's Bay

Building tall in Gordon's Bay

Developers ignore the council rules and neighbours' protests. Gordon's Bay has another rogue developer who appears to have defied just about every council by-law pertaining to development. ...

More trouble in Paradise

More trouble in Paradise

Dave Dahlmann, featured in nose113 for his role in fiddling the figures in construction work at the exclusive Machangulo development in Mozambique, has disappeared from the scene – and is believed to be somewhere in ...

Writing's on the wall for SMS greed

Writing's on the wall for SMS greed

By now you’ve been on Facebook and clicked on what looks like a fun online invitation to test your IQ, to see how it compares with that of the likes of President Barack Obama. Big ...

Ditch the pitch

Ditch the pitch

The best way to deal with pushy telesales 'consultants' is to politely say 'bye' and hang up. The Premier Growth Group (PGG) are still using unscrupulous telesales people to sell to victims who are often not aware that ...

Pick n Pay refuses to face Finale curtain

Pick n Pay refuses to face Finale curtain

Supermarket removes toxic products from shelves but continues to sell environmentally hazardous rat poison. ...

Shadow of suicide hangs over Vodacom

Shadow of suicide hangs over Vodacom

Dieter Sauerbier scrawled a note to noseweek. “Pity that we never met,” he wrote. “Kevin has the full story. Never have I seen a corporation [Vodacom] act so deliberately in bad faith over a prolonged ...

In God we trust

In God we trust

Exclusive St Benedict’s College, in Bedforvdiew, Johannesburg, seems blessedly unperturbed that its “donation” scheme, allowing parents to claim tax deductions on half the school fees, is illegal, and, in effect, defrauds the Receiver. ...

Zuma Toon

Zuma Toon

Hokey Pokey ...