UPDATES: Cat among the pigeons at NSPCA

The NSPCA is trying to muzzle two of its most outspoken critics in the run-up to the society’s annual general meeting. Pat Werdmuller von Elgg and Francois van Wyk have both received lawyer’s lett ...

UPDATES: Court ruling could bring house down

Tucked away in the property section of the Weekend Argus early last month was a report that noseweek readers should find most gratifying: The Grahamstown High Court has ruled that Rhodes tax professor ...

UPDATES: Freedom - after 13 years in jail

Jimmy De Lange, whose story was told on these pages, has finally been paroled. After months of legal battles to get the Parole Board to grant him an audience, it took the board just under an hour, on ...

Abuse or mercy?

Abuse or mercy?

Rounding a corner into Pritchard Street, in downtown Joburg, you are confronted by a very long queue. These are people waiting for medical treatment – for TB, for chest infections, skin disorders, f ...

High on the Hogg

High on the Hogg

How Jim Jones ripped off his website employer and then spun the story.

 

Mr Moti's initiation by fire

Mr Moti's initiation by fire

With the help of Absa bankers the property dealer lured small-time investors into perilous deals.

Farooqi wrote to Moti, thanking him for offering to settle the outstanding bond. Unfortunately for Farooqi, Moti failed to settle anything.

Another bad day at the Investec office

Another bad day at the Investec office

Investec has been having a torrid time of late and things don't seem to be getting any better.

Join the dots...and more

How likely is it that South Africa has escaped the largesse of Siemens bribery, which is classed as just another line item.

DA blots its Koppie book

DA blots its Koppie book

The Democratic Alliance has declared war on wasteful government – its website even boasts a “wasteful expenditure monitor”. But who authorised the Overstrand municipality to spend R25,000 on a flaky archaeological report about a local hillock?

Gavin Rajah sexes up fashion

Gavin Rajah sexes up fashion

There was something unusual about the first girls to appear on the runway and the strip joint's boss is 'horrified', as couturier to the stars uses adult show for promotion.

Backbite: getting to the heart of the matter

Backbite: getting to the heart of the matter

Cape Town attorneys Millers have responded to what they claim was “false information which puts our firm in a negative light”.

Should the state pay victims of crime?

Should the state pay victims of crime?

Should the state pay South Africans compensation for crimes committed against them, particularly in cases where they have suffered significant bodily injury or impairment? The government says it will answer the compensation question... eventually.

Cutesy-pie kitties, or serial killers?

Cutesy-pie kitties, or serial killers?

Feral cats survive at the cost of threatened birds and beasts, but does a cat, confined in a cage in a no-kill shelter, have a good life, or would it be better to kill it painlessly by lethal injection?

Country Life: 'Over-zealous' Barberton prosecutor

Country Life: 'Over-zealous' Barberton prosecutor

Recently the Minister of Justice made a meal of the terrible incidents that saw a reported 82 illegal miners die in Welkom. The little “Jewel of the Lowveld”, Barberton, has been grappling for the past three years with an escalation of illegal mining and its attendant deaths.

Siemens greases the palms

Siemens greases the palms

  Reinhard Siekaczek was half asleep in bed when his doorbell rang early one morning in November 2006. Still in his pyjamas, he peeked out his bedroom window, hurried downstairs and flung open the front door. Standing ...
 
Abuse or mercy?

Abuse or mercy?

Rounding a corner into Pritchard Street, in downtown Joburg, you are confronted by a very long queue. These are people waiting for medical treatment – for TB, for chest infections, skin disorders, for any number ...

High on the Hogg

High on the Hogg

How Jim Jones ripped off his website employer and then spun the story.   ...

Mr Moti's initiation by fire

Mr Moti's initiation by fire

With the help of Absa bankers the property dealer lured small-time investors into perilous deals. Farooqi wrote to Moti, thanking him for offering to settle the outstanding bond. Unfortunately for Farooqi, Moti failed to settle anything. ...

Another bad day at the Investec office

Another bad day at the Investec office

Investec has been having a torrid time of late and things don't seem to be getting any better. ...

DA blots its Koppie book

DA blots its Koppie book

The Democratic Alliance has declared war on wasteful government – its website even boasts a “wasteful expenditure monitor”. But who authorised the Overstrand municipality to spend R25,000 on a flaky archaeological report about a local ...

Gavin Rajah sexes up fashion

Gavin Rajah sexes up fashion

There was something unusual about the first girls to appear on the runway and the strip joint's boss is 'horrified', as couturier to the stars uses adult show for promotion. ...

Backbite: getting to the heart of the matter

Backbite: getting to the heart of the matter

Cape Town attorneys Millers have responded to what they claim was “false information which puts our firm in a negative light”. ...

Should the state pay victims of crime?

Should the state pay victims of crime?

Should the state pay South Africans compensation for crimes committed against them, particularly in cases where they have suffered significant bodily injury or impairment? The government says it will answer the compensation question... eventually. ...

Cutesy-pie kitties, or serial killers?

Cutesy-pie kitties, or serial killers?

Feral cats survive at the cost of threatened birds and beasts, but does a cat, confined in a cage in a no-kill shelter, have a good life, or would it be better to kill it ...

Country Life: 'Over-zealous' Barberton prosecutor

Country Life: 'Over-zealous' Barberton prosecutor

Recently the Minister of Justice made a meal of the terrible incidents that saw a reported 82 illegal miners die in Welkom. The little “Jewel of the Lowveld”, Barberton, has been grappling for the past ...

Books: Boesak - The man who just couldn't say sorry

Books: Boesak - The man who just couldn't say sorry

Allan Boesak was a power in the land in the 1980s, but he offers no apology for his handling of donor funds, which led to his conviction on one count of fraud and two of ...