Sold down the River

Sold down the River

How come Transnet awarded an option to a company associated with Trevor Manuel's friend Fred Robertson to buy a prime piece of Cape Town real estate worth at least R200m - for just R3.5m?

Frederick Robertson might have been the point man and the face of the deal back in 2000, but his Liesbeeck Leisure (Pty) Ltd was in partnership with Brimstone Investment Consortium - whose key figures were none other than Tshamano Phaswana, Professor Jakes Gerwel and Dr Patricia Gorvalla - all members at the time of the Transnet Board.

Nuclear proliferation

Nuclear proliferation

With talk that Eskom intends building at least three, and possibly six, nuclear reactors, critics are fearing the worst and the Hermanus Mayor, Theo Byleveldt, laughs off the residents' fears.

iBursting with ill-health

iBursting with ill-health

Families claim local Wi-Fi mast is making them sick. The Craigavon refuseniks have reason to believe taht iBurst has erected up to 13 masts illegally.

Unsafe as houses

Unsafe as houses

Durban’s flamboyant and much-unloved city manager, Dr Michael Sutcliffe, will poke his nose into city staffers' lives.he will be probing housing contracts worth R300m between the City and S'bu and Shauwn Mpisane.

Dark night of SA horse racing

Dark night of SA horse racing

Night events have become a reality at Turffontein, despite strenuous objections from steed owners and local residents. So just how did Phumelela, which controls much of the sport, persuade the Gauteng government to go along with the plan?

Owners and trainers appealed, and Phumelela did a bit of work on them, using its status as landlord and threats of eviction as leverage.

UPDATES: Smoke gets in the ASA's eyes

Why are e-cigarettes are being allowed to advertise without restriction, when the advertising of ordinary cigarettes is illegal. And isn't that theme tune of one e-cigarette radio ad obviously echoing the theme of the famous Peter Stuyvesant ads of yesteryear?

Yes, it is a gun and No, I'm not pleased to see you

Yes, it is a gun and No, I'm not pleased to see you

Tax adviser, Costa Divaris, has been accused of menacing his lover, Karen Ovis. Divaris has a particular aversion to litigation and would rather "break knees - which are situated between the thigh bone and the shin bone".

War of the wall

War of the wall

Property developers seem to flout building laws by simply getting approval when the building is already up. Rob Booth is lucky to live in Constantia but his luck ran out when "Mr Constantia", Michael Fenner-Solomon crossed his path.

Stripped bare by Momentum

Stripped bare by Momentum

Medical scheme, Momentum, gives client's confidential information to his boss. By revealing his medication his condition was also revealed.

Country Life: O, Baby!

Country Life: O, Baby!

Bonking with multiple partners is very much the norm in SA, as is the harsh reality of children born out of wedlock. And our president is leading the way.

UPDATES:Open your wallet and shut your mouth

UPDATES:Open your wallet and shut your mouth

How do you trust caregivers who see you as a cash cow to be handed from one specialist to another? A noseweek reader wrote to us giving another angle to the Life Fourways saga.

Civil service pensions go down the drain

Civil service pensions go down the drain

Government agency secretly wrote off a whopping R1.3 billion of civil servants' retirement funds to prop up biggest ever BEE deal under the watchful eye of CEO Brian Molefe. There can be no way that ...
 
Sold down the River

Sold down the River

How come Transnet awarded an option to a company associated with Trevor Manuel's friend Fred Robertson to buy a prime piece of Cape Town real estate worth at least R200m - for just R3.5m? Frederick Robertson ...

Nuclear proliferation

Nuclear proliferation

With talk that Eskom intends building at least three, and possibly six, nuclear reactors, critics are fearing the worst and the Hermanus Mayor, Theo Byleveldt, laughs off the residents' fears. ...

iBursting with ill-health

iBursting with ill-health

Families claim local Wi-Fi mast is making them sick. The Craigavon refuseniks have reason to believe taht iBurst has erected up to 13 masts illegally. ...

Unsafe as houses

Unsafe as houses

Durban’s flamboyant and much-unloved city manager, Dr Michael Sutcliffe, will poke his nose into city staffers' lives.he will be probing housing contracts worth R300m between the City and S'bu and Shauwn Mpisane. ...

Dark night of SA horse racing

Dark night of SA horse racing

Night events have become a reality at Turffontein, despite strenuous objections from steed owners and local residents. So just how did Phumelela, which controls much of the sport, persuade the Gauteng government to go along ...

Yes, it is a gun and No, I'm not pleased to see you

Yes, it is a gun and No, I'm not pleased to see you

Tax adviser, Costa Divaris, has been accused of menacing his lover, Karen Ovis. Divaris has a particular aversion to litigation and would rather "break knees - which are situated between the thigh bone and the ...

War of the wall

War of the wall

Property developers seem to flout building laws by simply getting approval when the building is already up. Rob Booth is lucky to live in Constantia but his luck ran out when "Mr Constantia", Michael Fenner-Solomon ...

Stripped bare by Momentum

Stripped bare by Momentum

Medical scheme, Momentum, gives client's confidential information to his boss. By revealing his medication his condition was also revealed. ...

BOOKS:The man who loved books too much

BOOKS:The man who loved books too much

Ann Donald reviews The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett ...

Country Life: O, Baby!

Country Life: O, Baby!

Bonking with multiple partners is very much the norm in SA, as is the harsh reality of children born out of wedlock. And our president is leading the way. ...

UPDATES:Open your wallet and shut your mouth

UPDATES:Open your wallet and shut your mouth

How do you trust caregivers who see you as a cash cow to be handed from one specialist to another? A noseweek reader wrote to us giving another angle to the Life Fourways saga. ...