UPDATES: Theo Beyleveldt bails out

UPDATES: Theo Beyleveldt bails out

Theo Beyleveldt, the Overstrand mayor who has featured in so many noseweek stories, has resigned so he can join the National Council of Provinces. It was all very rushed. Has party boss Helen Zille decided that he's a bit of a liability, a bit of a Lennit Max?

UPDATES: Cosa Nostra Verde

UPDATES: Cosa Nostra Verde

Forget drugs and gambling, these days the mafiosi are breaking into the low-carbon energy racket, says Erin Chapman of America’s Public Broadcasting System.

Party games

Party games

Is the law an ass, or are politicians just real arseholes?

The Cape High Court will have to make a difficult decision shortly: More specifically, the court will decide whether or not a municipal council that loses its speaker, by firing, resignation or death, should be dissolved.

Headless in the city

Headless in the city

There are few things that are as frustrating and humiliating as dealing with the people who run Joburg.

Judy Jurgens soon discovered this when her rates went up drastically because she was suddenly being charged business rates for her small residential house.

Hot airstream in the Elgin Valley

Hot airstream in the Elgin Valley

Jody Aufrichtig’s name keeps on popping up. He first featured in a story about a dispute at his Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. Then he cropped up again when a guest at the Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town had her Mini written off by the hotel’s parking valet.

Now Aufrichtig is being fingered for disturbing the tranquility of the Elgin Valley, after his Daddy Long Legs (Pty) Ltd built a resort there called Old Mac Daddy, where wooden chalets and vintage American airstream trailers (aluminium-clad caravan-type things) provide accommodation.

OCTOBER BOOK COMPETITION

OCTOBER BOOK COMPETITION

WIN A SET OF BOOKS

Left to die

Left to die

The 21st birthday party for Louanso Ramsamy was held in the clubhouse of the Crescentwood estate in Noordwyk and the clan turned out in strength.

All evening, a drunken off-duty Metro cop had been strutting around, showing off his gun and later while the hospitals were haggling over fat cash deposits a young man's life seeped away.

Nightmare at OR Tambo

Nightmare at OR Tambo

The state may not unfairly discriminate against anyone on the grounds of race, gender, sex or age. Everyone has the right to have their dignity respected and protected. Everyone has the right to freedom, which includes the right not to be treated in a degrading way. But...

"Pretty girl + travelling alone = suspicious," says customs official.

Sol survivor

Sol survivor

Arise Sir Solomon! When it was announced earlier this year that Sol Kerzner would be knighted, along with 25 other Bahamaians – an honour no doubt bestowed because Kerzner’s hotel group is the largest private employer in the Bahamas – Maggie van Rensburg decided that too much was too much: it was time to go public with her story.

The widow says Sun King Kerzner stitched up her husband and destroyed the lives of her family. Chris van Rensburg shut himself away in a room for four months and Maggie became the breadwinner, running a shebeen in an East London township.

Deloitte losing their Touche

Deloitte losing their Touche

The South African arm of one of the world’s biggest audit firms, Deloitte and Touche, is under scrutiny for failing to report financial irregularities involving JSE-listed Advtech Ltd. Apparently the matter has been forwarded to the National Prosecution Authority by shareholders who don’t want to be caught up in claims of fraud and financial impropriety.

  • The forensic reports can be accessed here.
Bones of contention

Bones of contention

Osteoporosis is a severe medical condition, afflicting millions – but, fortunately, there is a miracle drug, bisphosphonate, which prevents the breakdown of the bone structure that is the mark of the condition. Or so it was widely accepted until a few years back, but if medical researchers cannot agree on the interpretation of scientific data, on whom should the public rely?

Monstrous hatchlings

Monstrous hatchlings

The apartheid regime and their ANC successors thought they had successfully put the lid on the biggest money-laundering operation in history. They were wrong. For the past 20 years the apartheid-era operators of what is described ...
 
UPDATES: Theo Beyleveldt bails out

UPDATES: Theo Beyleveldt bails out

Theo Beyleveldt, the Overstrand mayor who has featured in so many noseweek stories, has resigned so he can join the National Council of Provinces. It was all very rushed. Has party boss Helen Zille decided ...

UPDATES: Cosa Nostra Verde

UPDATES: Cosa Nostra Verde

Forget drugs and gambling, these days the mafiosi are breaking into the low-carbon energy racket, says Erin Chapman of America’s Public Broadcasting System. ...

Party games

Party games

Is the law an ass, or are politicians just real arseholes? The Cape High Court will have to make a difficult decision shortly: More specifically, the court will decide whether or not a municipal council that ...

Headless in the city

Headless in the city

There are few things that are as frustrating and humiliating as dealing with the people who run Joburg. Judy Jurgens soon discovered this when her rates went up drastically because she was suddenly being charged business ...

Hot airstream in the Elgin Valley

Hot airstream in the Elgin Valley

Jody Aufrichtig’s name keeps on popping up. He first featured in a story about a dispute at his Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. Then he cropped up again when a guest at the Grand Daddy Hotel ...

OCTOBER BOOK COMPETITION

OCTOBER BOOK COMPETITION

WIN A SET OF BOOKS ...

Left to die

Left to die

The 21st birthday party for Louanso Ramsamy was held in the clubhouse of the Crescentwood estate in Noordwyk and the clan turned out in strength. All evening, a drunken off-duty Metro cop had been strutting around, ...

Nightmare at OR Tambo

Nightmare at OR Tambo

The state may not unfairly discriminate against anyone on the grounds of race, gender, sex or age. Everyone has the right to have their dignity respected and protected. Everyone has the right to freedom, which ...

Sol survivor

Sol survivor

Arise Sir Solomon! When it was announced earlier this year that Sol Kerzner would be knighted, along with 25 other Bahamaians – an honour no doubt bestowed because Kerzner’s hotel group is the largest private ...

Deloitte losing their Touche

Deloitte losing their Touche

The South African arm of one of the world’s biggest audit firms, Deloitte and Touche, is under scrutiny for failing to report financial irregularities involving JSE-listed Advtech Ltd. Apparently the matter has been forwarded to ...

Bones of contention

Bones of contention

Osteoporosis is a severe medical condition, afflicting millions – but, fortunately, there is a miracle drug, bisphosphonate, which prevents the breakdown of the bone structure that is the mark of the condition. Or so it was widely ...

BOOKS: Hey, let's be careful out there

BOOKS: Hey, let's be careful out there

Tony Pinchuck reviews Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ...