UPDATES: Alot of interest

FNBs media liason officer, Bongolethu Futuse, says that the interest rate is based on several factors, inclucing the applicant's age, type and period of employment, level of indebtedness and the repayment period. African Bank's rate is 170.4%.

UPDATES: Mr Arniston cops a klap

‘Mr Arniston’, Robert Haarburger, got a great big klap recently, courtesy of the Western Cape High Court. Nose110 reported on the skulduggery going down in this sleepy little Cape resort situated ...

UPDATES:Arabella SA empire up for grabs

The Arabella operation in SA is up for sale. Riaan Gous, executive director, says it had nothing to do with the recession.

Improvidence funds

Improvidence funds

Full details of how Isaac Shongwe’s Letsema Investments used the chemical industry’s provident fund to make a personal fortune have come to light in a high court application. Lawyers asked for information on shares and a statement of account, but none of this was forthcoming.

Who has the forked tongue?

Who has the forked tongue?

Chris Dairopolous claims that Mark Kleynhans talked him into attending the Savile Row auction as a "phantom bidder" to push the price up.Estate agent Lew Geffen describes it as a fantastic auction and adds Kleynhans:  "We shot the lights out and blew the market away".

Fleecing the poor

Fleecing the poor

Unscrupulous operators are draining cash from the bank accounts of people who don't understand what they've got into. Platinum Africa is either taking money without instructions or taking money on instructions that are suspect.


Netshitenze's lemon

Netshitenze's lemon

MacDonald Netshitenze was appointed Registrar of Patents and Trade Marks in the mid 90s and a black man with attitude, and no background in IP, was about as welcome as a wet fart in a space suit. His new Bill will lead to all sorts of absurdities as it seeks to give protection to things which are not original, making traditional knowledge the antithesis of intellectual property.

 

Desperately seeking Jenny

Desperately seeking Jenny

A prisoner who was released on bail after the court docket went missing has now herself mysteriously disappeared. State prosecutor, R Oliver, has sent a scathing letter to Mzwandile Petros, Western Cape Provincial Commissioner of Police, complaining about the highly questionable conduct of detectives at Table View police station.

Municipal madness

Municipal madness

A married couple is being hounded for rates and tax arrears on a house they sold some 40 years ago. Mr & Mrs Money received a letter of Final Demand from attorneys Van de Venter Mojapelo with no reference to the property address or erf number.

 

Why did Zenande have to die?

Why did Zenande have to die?

Where was the anaesthetist, Dr Marius Gouws, when four-year old Zenande failed to wake up after a routine procedure by Dr Bob Banieghbal at Life Fourways?

 

Like a hole in the ...

The Cape Windlass Environmental Action group – perhaps fortified by the recent Cape High Court judgment against the Arabella estate (see nose122) – has lodged a challenge in the same court against ...

Emirates flight 404 to hell

Emirates flight 404 to hell

When Capetonians Johan and Angelique Hafkamp planned a trip to Australia last April, with their two young children (aged 18 months and three), they chose to fly Emirates Airlines. They could hardly have imagined the nightmarish voyage that awaited them.

Voyage round my sister

Voyage round my sister

Jack Lundin last saw his sister Gill more than 14 years ago. he only learned in October that she had died - two months after that sad event. When he set about piecing together the last months of her life, he was shocked to discover that while dying of cancer, Gill had been subjected to grotesque mistreatment by a woman who suddenly became determined to inherit the estate that Gill had only weeks before willed to charity.

New Desert Fictions

New Desert Fictions

Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought (Walker Publishing) By James G Workman

No respect

No respect

Alright Country Life fans – if I do have fans out there: after a week of unprecedented disrespect directed at this country scribe, I suddenly have serious doubts. But maybe disrespect is just the lo ...

Climate Change

Climate Change

Climate change

Justice at knockdown prices

Justice at knockdown prices

A thriving business in fake court orders is being run under judges' noses. Judge President Piet Schabort said that they were aware that this was happening. ...
 
Improvidence funds

Improvidence funds

Full details of how Isaac Shongwe’s Letsema Investments used the chemical industry’s provident fund to make a personal fortune have come to light in a high court application. Lawyers asked for information on shares and ...

Who has the forked tongue?

Who has the forked tongue?

Chris Dairopolous claims that Mark Kleynhans talked him into attending the Savile Row auction as a "phantom bidder" to push the price up.Estate agent Lew Geffen describes it as a fantastic auction and adds Kleynhans:  ...

Fleecing the poor

Fleecing the poor

Unscrupulous operators are draining cash from the bank accounts of people who don't understand what they've got into. Platinum Africa is either taking money without instructions or taking money on instructions that are suspect. ...

Netshitenze's lemon

Netshitenze's lemon

MacDonald Netshitenze was appointed Registrar of Patents and Trade Marks in the mid 90s and a black man with attitude, and no background in IP, was about as welcome as a wet fart in a ...

Desperately seeking Jenny

Desperately seeking Jenny

A prisoner who was released on bail after the court docket went missing has now herself mysteriously disappeared. State prosecutor, R Oliver, has sent a scathing letter to Mzwandile Petros, Western Cape Provincial Commissioner of Police, ...

Municipal madness

Municipal madness

A married couple is being hounded for rates and tax arrears on a house they sold some 40 years ago. Mr & Mrs Money received a letter of Final Demand from attorneys Van de Venter Mojapelo ...

Why did Zenande have to die?

Why did Zenande have to die?

Where was the anaesthetist, Dr Marius Gouws, when four-year old Zenande failed to wake up after a routine procedure by Dr Bob Banieghbal at Life Fourways?   ...

Emirates flight 404 to hell

Emirates flight 404 to hell

When Capetonians Johan and Angelique Hafkamp planned a trip to Australia last April, with their two young children (aged 18 months and three), they chose to fly Emirates Airlines. They could hardly have imagined the ...

Voyage round my sister

Voyage round my sister

Jack Lundin last saw his sister Gill more than 14 years ago. he only learned in October that she had died - two months after that sad event. When he set about piecing together the ...

New Desert Fictions

New Desert Fictions

Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought (Walker Publishing) By James G Workman ...

No respect

No respect

Alright Country Life fans – if I do have fans out there: after a week of unprecedented disrespect directed at this country scribe, I suddenly have serious doubts. But maybe disrespect is just the lot ...

Climate Change

Climate Change

Climate change ...