Disarming robbery at Moti HQ

Disarming robbery at Moti HQ

The ease with which 12 heavily-armed men wiped out Zunaid Moti's 20-strong private army hasn't done much for the credibility of the Abalengani property mogul's minders. In fact it was so effortless that the question must be asked: was this an inside job?

Flying by the seat of their pants

Flying by the seat of their pants

In the wake of our Valor IT revelations, Mr Nose has been burrowing around Cipro, and has come up with his own set of Cipro stats that should scare the pants off every entrepreneur in the country.

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Sweet and sour cell service

Here's a good news, bad news story.

The good news: corporate SA does indeed listen to the customer.

The bad news: it only does so when the customer goes to the press.

Diamonds aren't a Griqua's best friend

Diamonds aren't a Griqua's best friend

Two communities were supposed to benefit from gems mined from restored land - but one was left out in the cold.

When the dispossessed communities were handed back the land along the western bank of the Vaal River just outside Kimberley in the year 2000 there was much jubilation.

The Tswanas and the Griquas were booted off the land in 1968 in the dark days of apartheid and now finally they were going to benefit from the abundance of the diamond-bearing alluvial gravels of Schmidtsdrift. So what went wrong?

Dream verdict for bent reverends.

Dream verdict for bent reverends.

Some reverends have their gods in the right places. Or could it be a matter of having friends at the right milking house?

The reverends Harris and De Witt (and sons)  had been submitting inflated subsidy claims for years for The Dream Centre. They were ultimately arrested and charged with 80 counts of fraud and forgery.

Read how the fraudsters pray their way out of hellish prison sentence.

www.noseweek.co.za/pdf/Court Order.pdf

www.noseweek.co.za/pdf/Dream Centre 105A Plea.pdf

The Hole Truth?

The Hole Truth?

Favours and favouritism at the dorp courts has elicited a couple of responses: the Magistrate's Commission claims they've not received complaints against Khandilizwe Nqadala, but they've headed off to Kimberley to take a closer look at what's going on; and Mr Nqadala has lodged complaints with the Kimberley police, against both noseweek and magistrate Phumele Hole.

 

'Jake White threatened me with Kebble killer'

'Jake White threatened me with Kebble killer'

Veteran sports writer Dale Granger remembers menacing talk during the 2006 Tri-Nations.

"With Nigel McGurk in the news as one of the self-confessed hitmen hired to take out Brett Kebble, I've been reliving the moment I first heard his name. I was accompanying the Boks on their disastrous 2006 tour of Australasia, reporting for the Independent Group...

Not quite like the brochure

Not quite like the brochure

The residents of Evergreen Retirment Lifestyle Village in Muizenberg are wondering how to get John Wilson, chairman of Amdec property developers, to put his money where his mouth is and ensure that his company provides the leisure and care facilities promised in promotional brochures - and which Wilson has publically declared would be in place "right from the moment the first residents move in".

Hot wheels

Hot wheels

Bikers beware! You could be taken for an extremely expensive ride.

Most people operate on the principle of 'once bitten, twice shy', but Graydon Ilderton's story about his dealings with Time Freight shows that for some it's more like 'twice bitten, shy at last'.

Rabie Property monkeys around on the 14th floor

Rabie Property monkeys around on the 14th floor

The developers lured apartment buyers with tales of a luxury entertainment facility and then took it away for themselves and promptly went ahead and mortgaged the space.

Quite how they achieved this not too clear, but the sectional title shareholders of the luxury Manhattan Suites in Cape Town are not happy with the situation.

Smashed!

Smashed!

When a multi-millionaire businessman went on a drunken rampage he wrecked a lot more than just the seven cars he tore into.

Nearly five months have passed since Moses Marole ran riot in a Sandton parking lot folowing his 67th birthday celebrations. Although his blood alcohol level was three times the legal amount allowed, the tycoon is out on R1,000 bail unencumbered by inconvenient charges of drunken or reckless and dangerous driving.

Lies, damned lies and litigation

Lies, damned lies and litigation

The Law Society eyes a tangled web of fat fees and long delays.

Sleepwalking into a Surveillance Society

Sleepwalking into a Surveillance Society

Hans Muhlberg reviews

The Silent State

by Heather Brooke

What's the deal? Is ANC still cashing in on apartheid profiteering?

What's the deal? Is ANC still cashing in on apartheid profiteering?

The ANC government was told in a secret report how apartheid-era government operatives stole hundreds of billions from the State - and how vast sums could be recovered from those responsible and the European bankers ...
 
Disarming robbery at Moti HQ

Disarming robbery at Moti HQ

The ease with which 12 heavily-armed men wiped out Zunaid Moti's 20-strong private army hasn't done much for the credibility of the Abalengani property mogul's minders. In fact it was so effortless that the question ...

Flying by the seat of their pants

Flying by the seat of their pants

In the wake of our Valor IT revelations, Mr Nose has been burrowing around Cipro, and has come up with his own set of Cipro stats that should scare the pants off every entrepreneur in the ...

Diamonds aren't a Griqua's best friend

Diamonds aren't a Griqua's best friend

Two communities were supposed to benefit from gems mined from restored land - but one was left out in the cold. When the dispossessed communities were handed back the land along the western bank of the ...

Dream verdict for bent reverends.

Dream verdict for bent reverends.

Some reverends have their gods in the right places. Or could it be a matter of having friends at the right milking house? The reverends Harris and De Witt (and sons)  had been submitting inflated subsidy ...

The Hole Truth?

The Hole Truth?

Favours and favouritism at the dorp courts has elicited a couple of responses: the Magistrate's Commission claims they've not received complaints against Khandilizwe Nqadala, but they've headed off to Kimberley to take a closer look ...

'Jake White threatened me with Kebble killer'

'Jake White threatened me with Kebble killer'

Veteran sports writer Dale Granger remembers menacing talk during the 2006 Tri-Nations. "With Nigel McGurk in the news as one of the self-confessed hitmen hired to take out Brett Kebble, I've been reliving the moment I ...

Not quite like the brochure

Not quite like the brochure

The residents of Evergreen Retirment Lifestyle Village in Muizenberg are wondering how to get John Wilson, chairman of Amdec property developers, to put his money where his mouth is and ensure that his company provides ...

Hot wheels

Hot wheels

Bikers beware! You could be taken for an extremely expensive ride. Most people operate on the principle of 'once bitten, twice shy', but Graydon Ilderton's story about his dealings with Time Freight shows that for some ...

Rabie Property monkeys around on the 14th floor

Rabie Property monkeys around on the 14th floor

The developers lured apartment buyers with tales of a luxury entertainment facility and then took it away for themselves and promptly went ahead and mortgaged the space. Quite how they achieved this not too clear, but ...

Smashed!

Smashed!

When a multi-millionaire businessman went on a drunken rampage he wrecked a lot more than just the seven cars he tore into. Nearly five months have passed since Moses Marole ran riot in a Sandton parking ...

Lies, damned lies and litigation

Lies, damned lies and litigation

The Law Society eyes a tangled web of fat fees and long delays. ...

Sleepwalking into a Surveillance Society

Sleepwalking into a Surveillance Society

Hans Muhlberg reviews The Silent State by Heather Brooke ...