Who assesses the assessors?

Who assesses the assessors?

The empowerment business appears to be specifically designed to spread confusion


The oily MP who is God's gift to Mangosutho Buthelezi

The oily MP who is God's gift to Mangosutho Buthelezi

Of constitutional law, SARS and paraffin stoves.

One of the more interesting characters to join the 2009 National Assembly road show is Chief Mangosutho Buthelezi’s right-hand man Mario Ambrosini, or, as he sometimes likes to be known, Mario Gaspare Oriani-Ambrosini Esq. On occasion he’s Dr Ambrosini, usually he’s plain mister. His IFP boss has referred to him as “my impenetrable shield” and “my AK-47”.

 

UPDATE: Mystery man picks up Bredenkamp's fag ends

UPDATE: Mystery man picks up Bredenkamp's fag ends

Aucor’s auction of John Bredenkamp’s cigarette manufacturing plant fetched a total of R4.3m, but as always with matters featuring Zimbabwe-based Bredenkamp - there’s a whiff of mystery around the main buyer, Yusuf Kajee.

UPDATE: Cipro faces massive claim from sacked 'whistleblower'

Cipro and its chief executive Keith Sendwe are facing a massive legal claim from one of its top IT experts, who has been summarily fired for allegedly talking to noseweek about Valor IT.

UPDATE : Saga of tax guru's onshore haven continues

The saga of Chez Lester – the in-your-face Kenton home of tax guru Professor Matthew Lester (locals describe it as “a cross between a McDonalds and an aircraft hanger") – goes on

UPDATE: All a bad dream

A veritable storm has broken out in the wake of the noseweek report on The Dream Centre’s fraudulent inflation of invoices to the KZN provincial health department

What's Investec hiding?

What's Investec hiding?

Some of Investec PLC chairman Hugh Herman’s Cape Town friends and business associates are not happy with his bank. For ten years they haven’t repaid Investec R4.5m outstanding on a loan for a property development. For five years the bank held off – interest free – possibly out of consideration for its chairman Hugh’s connection. By now the debt has probably doubled (with interest) and the bank is suing, friends or no, but mysteriously they are using a frontman to do the dirt

 

Mozambique's sugar rush

Mozambique's sugar rush

A land war threatens to undermine our neighbour's hard-won democracy. An enormous project that promises to spend some $500m, employ at least 2000 people, and clear nearly 30,000 hectares of native woodland and savannah to grow sugar cane from which to produce ethanol is an endeavour that, besides transforming Massingir, could also put at risk the transnational park.

 

Bad cop, no-good cop

Bad cop, no-good cop

Movie scene erupts into real-life car chase and dramatic arrest


All's not smooth as silk at the Joburg bar

All's not smooth as silk at the Joburg bar

There are some odd stories lurking in the abrupt resignation of Ishmael Semenya SC as chairman of the Johannesburg bar council (the association of advocates). The veteran silk stepped down on the day the council’s silk committee presented its list of 11 junior advocates recommended for this elevated status.

Backbite: Reviewer accused of dark motives

Backbite: Reviewer accused of dark motives

Do reactionary white liberals see Msholozi as an ideal black ally to recover white power? asks Mathew Blatchford

All in the mind as Hans Muhlberg unpacks intellectual property

All in the mind as Hans Muhlberg unpacks intellectual property

Patent weaknesses. Test before you litigate.


Bubble? What bubble?

Bubble? What bubble?

Hans Muhlberg reviews "The Brand Bubble" by John Gerzema and Ed Lebar


Trying to forget Barry

Trying to forget Barry

Do Ponzi victims want their cover blown? Not likely. By now readers don't need to be told who Barry Tannenbaum and Dean Rees are – or that scores of millionaires have been shown up by these ...
 
Who assesses the assessors?

Who assesses the assessors?

The empowerment business appears to be specifically designed to spread confusion ...

The oily MP who is God's gift to Mangosutho Buthelezi

The oily MP who is God's gift to Mangosutho Buthelezi

Of constitutional law, SARS and paraffin stoves. One of the more interesting characters to join the 2009 National Assembly road show is Chief Mangosutho Buthelezi’s right-hand man Mario Ambrosini, or, as he sometimes likes to be ...

UPDATE: Mystery man picks up Bredenkamp's fag ends

UPDATE: Mystery man picks up Bredenkamp's fag ends

Aucor’s auction of John Bredenkamp’s cigarette manufacturing plant fetched a total of R4.3m, but as always with matters featuring Zimbabwe-based Bredenkamp - there’s a whiff of mystery around the main buyer, Yusuf Kajee. ...

What's Investec hiding?

What's Investec hiding?

Some of Investec PLC chairman Hugh Herman’s Cape Town friends and business associates are not happy with his bank. For ten years they haven’t repaid Investec R4.5m outstanding on a loan for a property development. ...

Mozambique's sugar rush

Mozambique's sugar rush

A land war threatens to undermine our neighbour's hard-won democracy. An enormous project that promises to spend some $500m, employ at least 2000 people, and clear nearly 30,000 hectares of native woodland and savannah to ...

Bad cop, no-good cop

Bad cop, no-good cop

Movie scene erupts into real-life car chase and dramatic arrest ...

All's not smooth as silk at the Joburg bar

All's not smooth as silk at the Joburg bar

There are some odd stories lurking in the abrupt resignation of Ishmael Semenya SC as chairman of the Johannesburg bar council (the association of advocates). The veteran silk stepped down on the day the council’s ...

Backbite: Reviewer accused of dark motives

Backbite: Reviewer accused of dark motives

Do reactionary white liberals see Msholozi as an ideal black ally to recover white power? asks Mathew Blatchford ...

All in the mind as Hans Muhlberg unpacks intellectual property

All in the mind as Hans Muhlberg unpacks intellectual property

Patent weaknesses. Test before you litigate. ...

Bubble? What bubble?

Bubble? What bubble?

Hans Muhlberg reviews "The Brand Bubble" by John Gerzema and Ed Lebar ...