Was PrimeTel boss murdered?

 A cover-up by a specialist public relations agency has caused a riot of rumour and speculation over the recent death of Michael Alter, the man hailed by the media as deliverer to South Africa of slashed-price phone calls.

City councils tangle with broadband

City councils tangle with broadband

The first thing to grab your attention as you enter the Centurion municipal administration offices of the city of Tshwane is the urgent plea posted above the wood-panelled desk at reception. 

Deal or no deal?

Deal or no deal?

When is an agreement not an agreement? When Absa says it isn’t – this is among the lessons to be learnt from a case that’s pending at the Johannesburg High Court. 

The valuable lessons, that you dare not ignore, start with noting that anyone who signs an agreement with Absa had better make sure that Absa counter-signs. 

All in the Mind: Grey advertising in the Black country & Glomail in the dogbox

All in the Mind: Grey advertising in the Black country & Glomail in the dogbox

GREY ADVERTISING IN THE BLACK COUNTRY Recently the Western Cape High Court ruled that a wine trademark registration for Swartland was valid. This is of interest because it’s generally not easy ...

One false move...

One false move...

Watching her husband being wheeled off to the operating theatre at Cape Town’s Panorama Medi-Clinic Jenifer Webb was in a state of intense emotion, but she wasn’t about to panic.

The aneasthetist said that the long and arduous operation had gone well - except for a slip at the end, when the patient went into cardiac arrest.

The R1.4bn Moti in Investec's eye

The R1.4bn Moti in Investec's eye

South Africa's best-dressed developer owes the bank R8.4m a month - and he hasn't paid for a year. 

Investec Private Bank executives in Johannesburg meet every Tuesday morning to meditate on whether it was wise of them to have advanced nearly R1.4bn in group facilities to controversial property developer Zunaid Moti.

Romancing Ms Silverstone

Romancing Ms Silverstone

She's the squeeze of the bank's brand director: will that help the Jupiter Drawing Room group win FNB's R900m ad contract?

Dogfight at SPCA

Dogfight at SPCA

South Africa’s biggest animal charity, the NSPCA, is in urgent need of rescue. The charity chief is being accused of using Mugabe tactics.
Joburg's poisoned well

Joburg's poisoned well

Johannesburg exists because of gold. Now it's a race against time: mining operations have created an almighty pollution problem that threatens Egoli's water supply...[To read more of this incredible story, you have to be a subscriber. So why not subscribe online today?]

Life after Eden

Life after Eden

There’s nothing I could say that would adequately express my sense of loss. I will say that I knew Marike Roth well. She kept no secrets. I loved her more each day that I knew her. ...

Durban's 2010 website is R6.5m turkey, say experts

Durban's 2010 website is R6.5m turkey, say experts

Durban’s eThekwini municipality is under fire after spending R6.5m on a World Cup website that digital experts say is sub-standard. 

How the under-aged slip through the net

How the under-aged slip through the net

The internet is a big and dangerous thing. 

WARNING! Your cellphone is a pickpocket

WARNING! Your cellphone is a pickpocket

Unsolicited content services are rich pickings for unscrupulous network providers. It appears that pre-paid subscribers are even being hit when they don't reply to messages because they don't have air time. When they later top up ...
 
City councils tangle with broadband

City councils tangle with broadband

The first thing to grab your attention as you enter the Centurion municipal administration offices of the city of Tshwane is the urgent plea posted above the wood-panelled desk at reception.  ...

Deal or no deal?

Deal or no deal?

When is an agreement not an agreement? When Absa says it isn’t – this is among the lessons to be learnt from a case that’s pending at the Johannesburg High Court.  The valuable lessons, that you ...

All in the Mind: Grey advertising in the Black country & Glomail in the dogbox

All in the Mind: Grey advertising in the Black country & Glomail in the dogbox

GREY ADVERTISING IN THE BLACK COUNTRY Recently the Western Cape High Court ruled that a wine trademark registration for Swartland was valid. This is of interest because it’s generally not easy to register a trademark on a geographical name, and ...

One false move...

One false move...

Watching her husband being wheeled off to the operating theatre at Cape Town’s Panorama Medi-Clinic Jenifer Webb was in a state of intense emotion, but she wasn’t about to panic. The aneasthetist said that the long ...

The R1.4bn Moti in Investec's eye

The R1.4bn Moti in Investec's eye

South Africa's best-dressed developer owes the bank R8.4m a month - and he hasn't paid for a year.  Investec Private Bank executives in Johannesburg meet every Tuesday morning to meditate on whether it was wise of ...

Romancing Ms Silverstone

Romancing Ms Silverstone

She's the squeeze of the bank's brand director: will that help the Jupiter Drawing Room group win FNB's R900m ad contract? ...

Dogfight at SPCA

Dogfight at SPCA

South Africa’s biggest animal charity, the NSPCA, is in urgent need of rescue. The charity chief is being accused of using Mugabe tactics. ...

Joburg's poisoned well

Joburg's poisoned well

Johannesburg exists because of gold. Now it's a race against time: mining operations have created an almighty pollution problem that threatens Egoli's water supply...[To read more of this incredible story, you have to be a ...

Life after Eden

Life after Eden

There’s nothing I could say that would adequately express my sense of loss. I will say that I knew Marike Roth well. She kept no secrets. I loved her more each day that I knew ...

Durban's 2010 website is R6.5m turkey, say experts

Durban's 2010 website is R6.5m turkey, say experts

Durban’s eThekwini municipality is under fire after spending R6.5m on a World Cup website that digital experts say is sub-standard.  ...

How the under-aged slip through the net

How the under-aged slip through the net

The internet is a big and dangerous thing.  ...

Books

Books

Sex and the single sailor Thereby hang many tales ...