The heroes of Shaft 3

The heroes of Shaft 3

Miners fight to stem the poisoned Grootvlei waters - but will anyone go to jail for allowing this mess to develop? The directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems, which operates Grootvlei, have told many lies at press conferences.

Most of the workers have not been paid since January and Aurora spokesperson, Thulane Ngubane, claims that for some time now the subsidy has not been forthcoming from the state. Minister Sonjica on the other hand told ID MP Lance Greyling that she'd never heard of Grootvlei and did not know where it was.

Fear of failure

Fear of failure

Bafana Bafana's midfielder, Teko Modise, rose from an outcast street kid to the face of South African soccer because of football old-timer Steve Mnguni. The fear of failure haunts Modise as he struggles to keep his form. Nobody in his family believed in him and he doesn't want to prove them right.

Cover-up

Cover-up

There's a  squalid tender scandal the director-general of trade doesn't want you to know about.

In an explosive new twist to the Cipro/Valor IT tender scandal noseweek can reveal how a top official in the DTI has killed a high-level investigation ordered by Minister Rob Davies.

Long wait for freedom

Long wait for freedom

Somebody wants Jimmy de Lange to stay in jail. The question is: Why?

Why has Leeuwkop Prison security head Bonn Müller made it his mission to keep Jimmy behind bars? And why has the Department of Correctional Services supported this when Jimmy's release was ordered last September by the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board?

UPDATES:Memories are made of this

UPDATES:Memories are made of this

Tax guru Costa Divaris has come back at noseweek panting and snorting. In his March edition of Tax Shock Horror he carries a piece tastefully headed  "Those arseholes at noseweek & the Domestic Violence Act". In it he bellows moodily about his "great victory" at the Randburg magistrate's court, "a day marked by the absence of that industrious organ".

NOTES: Lucky to be alive

NOTES: Lucky to be alive

Poppy is still in shock after the delivery nurse at Johannesburg General Hospital tossed her newborn baby girl into a rubbish bin. Miraculously a passing nurse glanced into the rubbish bin and saw the baby's nose twitching.

The mysterious case of the vanishing maize

The mysterious case of the vanishing maize

Something doesn't quite add up about the grain shipment. South African grain trader Afgri Trading (Pty) Ltd stands accused of fraud and corruption in relation to procurement of a contract to supply maize to Kenya’s National Cereals and Produce Board. A PwC forensic audit has recommended criminal investigations and two Kenyan officials, Caroli Omondi and Dr Mohamed Isahakia, have already stepped aside following the release of the audit.

Nedbank's Money Maze Account

Nedbank's Money Maze Account

One thing to be said for banks is that they are truly democratic: they stuff the little guy and the big guy around equally. Here follows the story of how investing $100 can lead to an identity crisis.

And when all else fails it's back to "take some money and shut up".

The sealed box

The sealed box

Did the lawyers, or did they not, know what was in the sealed box?

The invisible walls

The invisible walls

Which profession is home to the shadiest characters around? Property developers! Midnight Feast Properties 24 (Pty) Ltd, the developers of a block of flats in an upmarket Cape Town suburb have produced two very different sets of plans: one for the council and one to attract buyers.

Gregor Klotz and Adriaan Marais are the men behind the corporate masks.

Nedbank's designer jailbird

Nedbank's designer jailbird

Prison life isn't treating fraudster and ex-partner of Findlay & Niemeyer, André Croucamp, too badly. The usually shapeless orange prison overalls have been tailor-transformed into a trendy fashion statement for prisoner Croucamp. He looks 10 years yonger because all the stress has gone.

Butcher in the house?

Butcher in the house?

Fourways Life Hospital simply refuses to disappear from the radar screen. The latest complaint involves 14-year-old Blayde Wearne, who was taken to the hospital’s casualty department, with severe abdominal pains and operated on before the parents arrived.

Sepp Blatter's Great FIFA ripoff Circus

Sepp Blatter's Great FIFA ripoff Circus

"Ladies and gentlemen, meet the 2010 Circus Strongman." Sepp Blatter and Jérôme Valcke ripped off their ties, glued warm smiles on their faces and bamboozled 20 foreign reporters into believing that the tickets disaster overwhelming ...
 
The heroes of Shaft 3

The heroes of Shaft 3

Miners fight to stem the poisoned Grootvlei waters - but will anyone go to jail for allowing this mess to develop? The directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems, which operates Grootvlei, have told many lies at ...

Fear of failure

Fear of failure

Bafana Bafana's midfielder, Teko Modise, rose from an outcast street kid to the face of South African soccer because of football old-timer Steve Mnguni. The fear of failure haunts Modise as he struggles to keep his form. ...

Cover-up

Cover-up

There's a  squalid tender scandal the director-general of trade doesn't want you to know about. In an explosive new twist to the Cipro/Valor IT tender scandal noseweek can reveal how a top official in the DTI ...

Long wait for freedom

Long wait for freedom

Somebody wants Jimmy de Lange to stay in jail. The question is: Why? Why has Leeuwkop Prison security head Bonn Müller made it his mission to keep Jimmy behind bars? And why has the Department of ...

UPDATES:Memories are made of this

UPDATES:Memories are made of this

Tax guru Costa Divaris has come back at noseweek panting and snorting. In his March edition of Tax Shock Horror he carries a piece tastefully headed  "Those arseholes at noseweek & the Domestic Violence Act". ...

NOTES: Lucky to be alive

NOTES: Lucky to be alive

Poppy is still in shock after the delivery nurse at Johannesburg General Hospital tossed her newborn baby girl into a rubbish bin. Miraculously a passing nurse glanced into the rubbish bin and saw the baby's nose twitching. ...

The mysterious case of the vanishing maize

The mysterious case of the vanishing maize

Something doesn't quite add up about the grain shipment. South African grain trader Afgri Trading (Pty) Ltd stands accused of fraud and corruption in relation to procurement of a contract to supply maize to Kenya’s National Cereals ...

Nedbank's Money Maze Account

Nedbank's Money Maze Account

One thing to be said for banks is that they are truly democratic: they stuff the little guy and the big guy around equally. Here follows the story of how investing $100 can lead to ...

The sealed box

The sealed box

Did the lawyers, or did they not, know what was in the sealed box? ...

The invisible walls

The invisible walls

Which profession is home to the shadiest characters around? Property developers! Midnight Feast Properties 24 (Pty) Ltd, the developers of a block of flats in an upmarket Cape Town suburb have produced two very different ...

Nedbank's designer jailbird

Nedbank's designer jailbird

Prison life isn't treating fraudster and ex-partner of Findlay & Niemeyer, André Croucamp, too badly. The usually shapeless orange prison overalls have been tailor-transformed into a trendy fashion statement for prisoner Croucamp. He looks 10 years yonger because ...

Butcher in the house?

Butcher in the house?

Fourways Life Hospital simply refuses to disappear from the radar screen. The latest complaint involves 14-year-old Blayde Wearne, who was taken to the hospital’s casualty department, with severe abdominal pains and operated on before the ...

Books: Fifa and all its works

Books: Fifa and all its works

Len Ashton reviews Player and Referee edited by Collette Schulz Herzenberg ...