NOTES: Cattle baron's restaurateur's beef with Absa

When Vic da Silva applied to Absa for a R2.5m loan to start a Cattle Baron restaurant in Bel Air Mall in northern Johannesburg, he had no idea what he was letting himself in for. Absa certainly did ...

UPDATES: Bullying Samro loses court battle

UPDATES: Bullying Samro loses court battle

If you cherish free speech (if you don’t, you’ve probably chosen the wrong magazine), you will be pleased to hear that the North Gauteng High Court turned down the Samro application for a temporary gagging order on Graeme Gilfillan...

Grapeseed muti adverts give newspaper reader the pip

Grapeseed muti adverts give newspaper reader the pip

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New hazards on Arabella

New hazards on Arabella

These greens are becoming politically treacherous and the department's advice clearly pointed to bias.

Doctatorship

Doctatorship

There’s an interesting debate going on in the world of medicine. The government has seized control over health care professionals...

That mad woman

That mad woman

Being an environmentalist in Kenya is a political hot potato very few would want to touch. Professor Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace laureate, has experienced it all; her husband filed for divorce claiming 'she was too educated, too strong, too successful, too stubborn, and too hard to control'...

Sociopaths stole my farm

Sociopaths stole my farm

A retired Scottish aircraft engineer, now facing financial ruin, has learned the hard way how to lose a farm in Africa after he crossed paths with the brothers Kotze, two sociopaths from Gordons Bay with long criminal records and a history of outrageous thievery...

City Capital winds up in court

City Capital winds up in court

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Lawyer's negligence gets him off the hook

Lawyer's negligence gets him off the hook

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Engineer's shock R275,674 internet bill

Engineer's shock R275,674 internet bill

MWEB has taken a Cape Town helicopter engineer to court about an astonishing R275,674 cellphone bill that he is said to have run up by using his laptop to access the internet while on a two-week trip abroad.

Trapped in Pollsmoor

Trapped in Pollsmoor

As a nine-year-old girl, she survived the 1994 genocide that saw nearly a million of her fellow Rwandans brutally butchered. Some fourteen-odd years later she was trafficked into South Africa and warned that she would spend the rest of her life in jail if she spilled the beans on a crime syndicate...

Country Life: The booze brothers

Country Life: The booze brothers

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UPDATES: Bullying Samro loses court battle

UPDATES: Bullying Samro loses court battle

If you cherish free speech (if you don’t, you’ve probably chosen the wrong magazine), you will be pleased to hear that the North Gauteng High Court turned down the Samro application for a temporary gagging ...

Grapeseed muti adverts give newspaper reader the pip

Grapeseed muti adverts give newspaper reader the pip

Procydin is a pretty wonderful product. But can miracle pills really cure all known ailments? ...

New hazards on Arabella

New hazards on Arabella

These greens are becoming politically treacherous and the department's advice clearly pointed to bias. ...

Doctatorship

Doctatorship

There’s an interesting debate going on in the world of medicine. The government has seized control over health care professionals... ...

That mad woman

That mad woman

Being an environmentalist in Kenya is a political hot potato very few would want to touch. Professor Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace laureate, has experienced it all; her husband filed for divorce claiming 'she ...

Sociopaths stole my farm

Sociopaths stole my farm

A retired Scottish aircraft engineer, now facing financial ruin, has learned the hard way how to lose a farm in Africa after he crossed paths with the brothers Kotze, two sociopaths from Gordons Bay with ...

City Capital winds up in court

City Capital winds up in court

As a result of a bitter behind-the-scenes battle to gain control over the R300m property portfolio of the troubled City Capital Investment Scheme the judges have had to endure a veritable soap opera and the ...

Lawyer's negligence gets him off the hook

Lawyer's negligence gets him off the hook

Here’s something that will make the legal profession sit up and take notice. Slaps on the wrist for naughty Exco members and with the exception of one, none of the four even bothered to read ...

Engineer's shock R275,674 internet bill

Engineer's shock R275,674 internet bill

MWEB has taken a Cape Town helicopter engineer to court about an astonishing R275,674 cellphone bill that he is said to have run up by using his laptop to access the internet while on a ...

Trapped in Pollsmoor

Trapped in Pollsmoor

As a nine-year-old girl, she survived the 1994 genocide that saw nearly a million of her fellow Rwandans brutally butchered. Some fourteen-odd years later she was trafficked into South Africa and warned that she would ...

Country Life: The booze brothers

Country Life: The booze brothers

Every once in a while you get a story that simply makes you pull out your hair and say; “I can’t believe this shit.” We don't just have a crime problem, but a policing problem ...