Cockfight at the Reserve Bank

Cockfight at the Reserve Bank

Things are turning ugly at the nation's financial hub, where a dissident shareholder is challenging the governor.

The relationship started to sour after Michael Duerr, a 5% shareholder, appeared barefoot at the Reserve bank in Cape town.

No corn on the cob

No corn on the cob

Current crop failures in South Africa are due to the use of genetically engineered seeds will cost Monsanto R380m, writes Adam Welz.

Green Point stadium in the red

Green Point stadium in the red

What will happen when the Fifa circus leaves town? The cost of maintenance alone means the city will continue to pour huge amounts of ratepayers' money into the stadium for years with no direct return.

Baby Michael

Baby Michael

Whistleblower gagged by the system over tragic case of battered child.

Sylvia Haywood has been threatened with arrest and imprisonment if she ever utters another word publicising the plight of the tragically abused five year old.

No more sunsets for Milnerton residents

No more sunsets for Milnerton residents

When you’ve paid top prices for stunning views of one of Cape Town’s major attractions you don’t want someone sticking a high-rise block in front of your window.

Illegal four-storey development steals cherished view of Table Mountain.

Glenrand's no-pay policy

Glenrand's no-pay policy

No surprise if some wait a long time for payouts from Glenrand MIB. Commenting on the insurer’s performance in 2008, forensics expert David Klatzow tells noseweek: "One would have struck it richer investing in toilet paper - the price of the decent stuff probably tripled in the past year."

Aluta Continua

Aluta Continua

The rule of law does not apply to Jacob Zuma or other apparatchiks against whom solid evidence exists.

South Africa's long walk to freedom might just be beginning, writes former Sunday Times editor Ken Owen

While America burns

While America burns

The next phase of the financial meltdown will infect the social and political arenas - with scary consequences, writes James Howard Kunstler.

Driven to drink

Driven to drink

Mathews Phosa’s plea for them to “bly asseblief – Suid Afrika het jou nodig"  (please stay - SA needs you). English it must be.

But 'Geen Afrikaans,' rules Cipro in London Taxi trade mark case.

Grabbing the bull by the horns

Grabbing the bull by the horns

An anti-quackery campaigner is back in the ring in his tireless battle against 'pseudo-scientific nonense' and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) clearly doesn't enjoy hearing from Harris Steinman.

South Africa's inhumane death traps

South Africa's inhumane death traps

The use of gin-traps by farmers is causing the indiscriminate and cruel killing of animals - among them protected species like leopards.

You only have to see one picture of a leopard with its foot chewed off to know these are barbaric devices.

The BEE merry-go-round

The BEE merry-go-round

Nasty accusations of intellectual property theft and hugely inflated tenders are causing ructions in official quarters as tinpot outfits front BEE tenders and then outsource for delivery. Valor IT is not the successful high-tech whiz kid ...
 
Cockfight at the Reserve Bank

Cockfight at the Reserve Bank

Things are turning ugly at the nation's financial hub, where a dissident shareholder is challenging the governor. The relationship started to sour after Michael Duerr, a 5% shareholder, appeared barefoot at the Reserve bank in ...

No corn on the cob

No corn on the cob

Current crop failures in South Africa are due to the use of genetically engineered seeds will cost Monsanto R380m, writes Adam Welz. ...

Green Point stadium in the red

Green Point stadium in the red

What will happen when the Fifa circus leaves town? The cost of maintenance alone means the city will continue to pour huge amounts of ratepayers' money into the stadium for years with no direct return. ...

Baby Michael

Baby Michael

Whistleblower gagged by the system over tragic case of battered child. Sylvia Haywood has been threatened with arrest and imprisonment if she ever utters another word publicising the plight of the tragically abused five year ...

No more sunsets for Milnerton residents

No more sunsets for Milnerton residents

When you’ve paid top prices for stunning views of one of Cape Town’s major attractions you don’t want someone sticking a high-rise block in front of your window. Illegal four-storey development steals cherished view of Table ...

Glenrand's no-pay policy

Glenrand's no-pay policy

No surprise if some wait a long time for payouts from Glenrand MIB. Commenting on the insurer’s performance in 2008, forensics expert David Klatzow tells noseweek: "One would have struck it richer investing in toilet ...

Aluta Continua

Aluta Continua

The rule of law does not apply to Jacob Zuma or other apparatchiks against whom solid evidence exists. South Africa's long walk to freedom might just be beginning, writes former Sunday Times editor Ken Owen ...

While America burns

While America burns

The next phase of the financial meltdown will infect the social and political arenas - with scary consequences, writes James Howard Kunstler. ...

Driven to drink

Driven to drink

Mathews Phosa’s plea for them to “bly asseblief – Suid Afrika het jou nodig"  (please stay - SA needs you). English it must be. But 'Geen Afrikaans,' rules Cipro in London Taxi trade mark case. ...

Grabbing the bull by the horns

Grabbing the bull by the horns

An anti-quackery campaigner is back in the ring in his tireless battle against 'pseudo-scientific nonense' and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) clearly doesn't enjoy hearing from Harris Steinman. ...

South Africa's inhumane death traps

South Africa's inhumane death traps

The use of gin-traps by farmers is causing the indiscriminate and cruel killing of animals - among them protected species like leopards. You only have to see one picture of a leopard with its foot chewed ...