NOTES: Point of no return

NOTES: Point of no return

Renting a really cool car might be a good way to make the the right impression on a hot date, or with a new client – but you’d better check the small print on what it might cost you. And you may well have to sue to get your R45,000 deposit back if you're dealing with Alan Ribnik of Cape Luxury Cars.

UPDATES: Money-oriented medicine? God forbid

UPDATES: Money-oriented medicine? God forbid

Dr JJ de Wet Lubbe admitted to the widow that he had accidently nicked an artery, but within months he has been forbidden by the Medical Protection Society (MPS) to discuss the matter with noseweek. Tony Mason, CEO of the MPS intones that "everyone makes mistakes" and  "doctors will not be pilloried for the rare mistake".

The liquidator and the taxman

The liquidator and the taxman

Believe it or not SARS has been losing out.

The liquidation industry is one big racket: creditors get very little and the liquidator lines his pockets and those of his favourite attorneys, auctioneers and other agents. The taxman is usually the company's biggest creditor, but SARS is woefully inept at looking after its own interests and loses billions each year through liquidation fraud.

Here follows the case of liquidator, Enver Motala and John Bredenkamp and the voluntary liquidation of Masters International Tobacco manufacturing (Pty) Ltd...

The suspect IT tender mystery is unresolved

The suspect IT tender mystery is unresolved

An investigation by the Auditor-General has found evidence to support the insider information tender process. In his lily-livered report is the finding that “Some of the proposed solutions submitted by the successful bidder [Valor IT] compared almost exactly to the wording of the [supposedly secret] business case of Cipro”.

UPDATES: Mr Moti and the mystery of the Cradock Chinese connection

In nose124 we offered a R5 reward to the first person willing and able to tell us why Zunaid Moti’s bankrupt Sandton property company, 85 Grayston Drive Developments, has its registered office in the near-deserted Eastern Cape town of Cradock.

Having handed over R5 in a plain brown envelope, we are now able to tell you...

Steenekamp cleared

Shirley Steenekamp has been vindicated: it would appear that she was not guilty of improprieties, as alleged, during her time at the Insurance Sector Education Training Authority (Inseta). In fact, it appears she was a victim of a disinformation campaign.

With conservation officials like these, who needs vandals?

With conservation officials like these, who needs vandals?

In its battle to reclaim Sonstraal dam for the fishing fraternity, Cape Nature has resorted to chemical warfare and scorched earth tactics - against a few dozen invading ducks. In the dreadful Durbanville Duck War, Sybrand Burger, the Head of Parks for the Tygerberg region, allegedly told Wendy Herbig of Friends of Sonstraal Dam: "I'm going to kill every fucking duck unil such time as we get our fishing back."

Yes, folks - we now have nature officials who know nothing about nature.

Watching me, watching you. MTN's spying game.

Watching me, watching you. MTN's spying game.

When a client complained to MTN about his massive bill the company threatened to expose the fact that he had been surfing porn sites. Another MTN client, also receiving an exorbitant bill, tried to query what was downloaded and was it was private and it would be breaching privacy to tell him - never mind that it's his account and he is the one asking. Too bad, it's still private.

Honey, Nedbank shrunk the shares

Honey, Nedbank shrunk the shares

In a better world the head of Nedbank Capital, Brian Kennedy, would, by now, be in jail.

Why? Well, Nedbank and a delinquent investor, Jacobus Frederick de Beer, ramped up huge losses for the Acc-Ross Pinnacle Group by  first driving the share price up and then disposing of their shares quietly at the inflated price. An ugly bit of insider trading if ever there was one.

Extra-murals at Bishops Prep

Extra-murals at Bishops Prep

White South Africans have been quick to condemn Julius Malema’s recent racist jibes. But is this a case of the pot calling the kettle black (so to speak)?

 A trajectory of racist abuse and projectiles is hurled from Bishops Prep classrooms at the hapless residents of the neighbouring apartments.

Not stealing! Just borrowing

Not stealing! Just borrowing

Mercantile Bank appointees help themselves to company's cash. Bruno Lenhardt merged his company with Lisa, the brokers of Mercantile Bank and he was forced to take on board Salvatore Sanna and two other employees. He has subsequently been wiped out by a massive loss. 

Bullets over the Big Hole

Bullets over the Big Hole

Kimberley may still be a big hole, but at least it’s a hole that’s going places. A lucrative deal in the Northern Cape, involving Dubai millions, property developers Tremaine Crawford and Louis du Plessis as well ...
 
NOTES: Point of no return

NOTES: Point of no return

Renting a really cool car might be a good way to make the the right impression on a hot date, or with a new client – but you’d better check the small print on what ...

UPDATES: Money-oriented medicine? God forbid

UPDATES: Money-oriented medicine? God forbid

Dr JJ de Wet Lubbe admitted to the widow that he had accidently nicked an artery, but within months he has been forbidden by the Medical Protection Society (MPS) to discuss the matter with noseweek. Tony Mason, CEO of the MPS intones that ...

The liquidator and the taxman

The liquidator and the taxman

Believe it or not SARS has been losing out. The liquidation industry is one big racket: creditors get very little and the liquidator lines his pockets and those of his favourite attorneys, auctioneers and other agents. ...

The suspect IT tender mystery is unresolved

The suspect IT tender mystery is unresolved

An investigation by the Auditor-General has found evidence to support the insider information tender process. In his lily-livered report is the finding that “Some of the proposed solutions submitted by the successful bidder [Valor IT] compared almost ...

With conservation officials like these, who needs vandals?

With conservation officials like these, who needs vandals?

In its battle to reclaim Sonstraal dam for the fishing fraternity, Cape Nature has resorted to chemical warfare and scorched earth tactics - against a few dozen invading ducks. In the dreadful Durbanville Duck War, ...

Watching me, watching you. MTN's spying game.

Watching me, watching you. MTN's spying game.

When a client complained to MTN about his massive bill the company threatened to expose the fact that he had been surfing porn sites. Another MTN client, also receiving an exorbitant bill, tried to query ...

Honey, Nedbank shrunk the shares

Honey, Nedbank shrunk the shares

In a better world the head of Nedbank Capital, Brian Kennedy, would, by now, be in jail. Why? Well, Nedbank and a delinquent investor, Jacobus Frederick de Beer, ramped up huge losses for the Acc-Ross Pinnacle ...

Extra-murals at Bishops Prep

Extra-murals at Bishops Prep

White South Africans have been quick to condemn Julius Malema’s recent racist jibes. But is this a case of the pot calling the kettle black (so to speak)?  A trajectory of racist abuse and projectiles is hurled from ...

Not stealing! Just borrowing

Not stealing! Just borrowing

Mercantile Bank appointees help themselves to company's cash. Bruno Lenhardt merged his company with Lisa, the brokers of Mercantile Bank and he was forced to take on board Salvatore Sanna and two other employees. He has subsequently ...

BOOKS: Sepp's blather

BOOKS: Sepp's blather

Len Ashton reviews Foul! The secret world of Fifa: Bribes, vote rigging and scandals by Andrew Jennings. As the World Cup campaign builds orgasmically, courtesy of our star-struck media, a new consignment of Andrew Jennings’ sensational ...