UPDATES: Let mall people go

Tenants of the Bel air Mall in Sandton who may have hoped for speedy liquidation of the Theodosiou brothers’ tottering real estate empire – so a new buyer can be found to get the mall up and running again - will be disappointed yet again. The Theodosiou's lawyers have thrown yet another curve ball at Absa.

UPDATES:Chinese whispers

UPDATES:Chinese whispers

In August 2007 nose94 reported that local chemical and fertiliser distributor Protea, and its listed parent company, Omnia Holdings, knew since at least 2004 that zinc sulphate they were importing from China for agricultural use was seriously contaminated with cadmium – a poisonous heavy metal that accumulates in the soil.

UPDATES: Pair used Inseta as 'personal piggy bank'

UPDATES: Pair used Inseta as 'personal piggy bank'

Eleven months after noseweek first exposed their self-enrichment schemes, and nine months after their suspension on full pay, Mike Abel and Shirley Steenekamp were finally booted out of Inseta.

UPDATES: Red-faced Investec forces staff to take 'voluntary' lie tests

Investec has had scores of its Johannesburg staff polygraphed in an attempt to identify the mole/s who passed confidential information to noseweek exposing the R1.5bn debt – and inability to service ...

UPDATES: Silverstone rocks

UPDATES: Silverstone rocks

The mystery of who, some years back, gave Jupiter Drawing Room chief executive Renee Silverstone a pair of magnificent diamond earrings has been solved. Silverstone had kept mum on the donor’s identity, but speculation at her ad agency was that they were the gift of erstwhile admirer
Moti goes potty

Moti goes potty

Blood spilled as former business partners come to blows over disputed deal. 
Behind the Jo'burg bar brawl

Behind the Jo'burg bar brawl

Why is it that the majority of political commentators assumed that the Judicial Services Commission would let Cape Judge President John Hlophe off the hook in the dispute between controversial beak and 11 judges of the Constitutional Court?
'Racist banks stitched me up'- Mr Oilgate

'Racist banks stitched me up'- Mr Oilgate

Sandile Majali is determined to keep his hold on New Era Life Insurance, despite the embarrassing revelation that he illegally used policyholders’ money as security for a loan from Absa. The beaguered Sandi majali say that white fears about black people taking control of power and money are behind the media smear causing him to be a victim of racist persecution.
Why unpaid royalties are music to Samro's ears

Why unpaid royalties are music to Samro's ears

Southern African Music Rights Organisation Ltd (Samro) is a non-profit organisation whose function is to administer music copyright and collect royalties for its members. It is a lot more enthusaistic about rewarding its bosses than it is about paying its artists.
Piste off at Tiffindell

Piste off at Tiffindell

There’s fun and games aplenty at South Africa’s only ski resort, Tiffindell – but most of the action isn’t taking place on the snow-covered slopes. A pair of fast operators have nudged SA ski resort onto the skids in a Byzantine buyout. On the basis of a trumped-up lease agreement, the two persuaded the Bank of India to lend Tiffski some R19m
Whistling down the wind

Whistling down the wind

Cipro chief executive Keith Sendwe has been accused of wrongdoing in regard to the controversial R153m information technology tender to little-known ValorIT. Despite the urgent call for a probe into the tender irregularities, the Cipro boss is sitting on his hands.
Unwelcome to Fick's Pool

Unwelcome to Fick's Pool

The pale-faced grandees of a southern Cape coastal village are scheming to chase the non-whites out of the water. 
Hermanus is, of course, famous for its whales. A major landmark on it's coastline is Fick’s Pool, a tidal pool in the residential area of Westcliff. 
Country Life: Behind the uprisings

Country Life: Behind the uprisings

As publishing editor of two community newspapers in Mpumalanga, the Umjindi Guardian (Barberton) and Elukwatini Guardian (Carolina-Badplaas), I am not in any way surprised at the violent protests that ...

The rats who ate our pension

The rats who ate our pension

Sanlam dragged to the brink in ding-dong, behind-the-scenes, battle over stolen millions. Sanlam and its investment division, Sankorp, were the single-biggest beneficiaries of the "Ghavalas option" and all those who thought Sanlam would now rush to ...
 
UPDATES:Chinese whispers

UPDATES:Chinese whispers

In August 2007 nose94 reported that local chemical and fertiliser distributor Protea, and its listed parent company, Omnia Holdings, knew since at least 2004 that zinc sulphate they were importing from China for agricultural use was ...

UPDATES: Pair used Inseta as 'personal piggy bank'

UPDATES: Pair used Inseta as 'personal piggy bank'

Eleven months after noseweek first exposed their self-enrichment schemes, and nine months after their suspension on full pay, Mike Abel and Shirley Steenekamp were finally booted out of Inseta. ...

UPDATES: Silverstone rocks

UPDATES: Silverstone rocks

The mystery of who, some years back, gave Jupiter Drawing Room chief executive Renee Silverstone a pair of magnificent diamond earrings has been solved. Silverstone had kept mum on the donor’s identity, but speculation at ...

Moti goes potty

Moti goes potty

Blood spilled as former business partners come to blows over disputed deal.  ...

Behind the Jo'burg bar brawl

Behind the Jo'burg bar brawl

Why is it that the majority of political commentators assumed that the Judicial Services Commission would let Cape Judge President John Hlophe off the hook in the dispute between controversial beak and 11 judges of ...

'Racist banks stitched me up'- Mr Oilgate

'Racist banks stitched me up'- Mr Oilgate

Sandile Majali is determined to keep his hold on New Era Life Insurance, despite the embarrassing revelation that he illegally used policyholders’ money as security for a loan from Absa. The beaguered Sandi majali say ...

Why unpaid royalties are music to Samro's ears

Why unpaid royalties are music to Samro's ears

Southern African Music Rights Organisation Ltd (Samro) is a non-profit organisation whose function is to administer music copyright and collect royalties for its members. It is a lot more enthusaistic about rewarding its bosses than ...

Piste off at Tiffindell

Piste off at Tiffindell

There’s fun and games aplenty at South Africa’s only ski resort, Tiffindell – but most of the action isn’t taking place on the snow-covered slopes. A pair of fast operators have nudged SA ski resort ...

Whistling down the wind

Whistling down the wind

Cipro chief executive Keith Sendwe has been accused of wrongdoing in regard to the controversial R153m information technology tender to little-known ValorIT. Despite the urgent call for a probe into the tender irregularities, the Cipro ...

Unwelcome to Fick's Pool

Unwelcome to Fick's Pool

The pale-faced grandees of a southern Cape coastal village are scheming to chase the non-whites out of the water.  Hermanus is, of course, famous for its whales. A major landmark on it's coastline is Fick’s Pool, ...

Country Life: Behind the uprisings

Country Life: Behind the uprisings

As publishing editor of two community newspapers in Mpumalanga, the Umjindi Guardian (Barberton) and Elukwatini Guardian (Carolina-Badplaas), I am not in any way surprised at the violent protests that have erupted in several municipalities across ...