UPDATES: Checkers takes the gap

UPDATES: Checkers takes the gap

Property development may appear complex because of the many environmental and social conditions that must be met – but actually it’s quite simple. All developers need is a slippery grasp of the law, as the highly controversial Checkers development in sleepy Hermanus has proved.

The super-sized centre is nearing completion but people are saying it bears little resemblance to the drawings they were shown, in terms of either scale or architectural style.

UPDATES: Outrageous Plotz foiled in Bantry Bay

Justice has prevailed in the outrageous case of the Bantry building developers who told one story to the council and another to prospective buyers. On 23 September Judge Louw found for the plucky residents of Bantry Bay who took on Gregor Plotz and Adriaan Marais.

UPDATES:Hot cover

UPDATES:Hot cover

Graydon Ilderton’s story gets weirder and weirder. He’s the guy who lost two motorbikes, worth some R210,000, when he sent them to the Cape from Gauteng with Time Freight, and the truck caught fire at Three Sisters.

Time Freight was paid out and Phil Hayes offered Ilderton R75,000 on condition that he pay R25,000 of that over to a social responsibility programme.

UPDATES: Phoney auditors forge ahead

UPDATES: Phoney auditors forge ahead

There has been much interest, and not a little amazement, at Mr Nose’s revelations regarding the many thousands of Cipro-registered companies and CCs that bear the names of but a few auditors. 

So Mr Nose decided it was time for a little footwork, and took himself off to Sunnyside, Pretoria, where the Cipro offices are located. There he spent a pleasant few hours observing the comings and goings in Meintjies and Esselen Streets, where, it seems many of the dubious registrations are transacted. 

UPDATES:Tap dancing at Investec

UPDATES:Tap dancing at Investec

Attorney Mike Murphy, the man who first brought Investec’s alleged illegal phone tapping to the attention of the police in a long and detailed report has gone over to the enemy: he recently accepted an unusually well-paid job at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) in Johannesburg

UPDATES:Cop charged over TK stabbing

Following our report on the death of 23-year-old Ntokozo “TK” Mahlangu, Metro cop Alvin Naidoo and and Vicky Maharaj appeared in court charged with murder and assault with intent to do grievious bodily harm.

Hands off!

Hands off!

A couple of slaps, harassment, victimisation and unfair suspension are some of the charges levelled by a 43-year-old legal secretary against her former boss, a senior director at the Sandton City offices of one of the world's leading law firms.

High tackles in rugby admin row

High tackles in rugby admin row

Is the South African Rugby Players’ Association (SARPA) in meltdown? Or are certain individuals simply stirring the pot for their own ends? Broedertwis basically.

You may be surprised to hear that there is a union for rugby professionals and guess what, there is a dispute over the control of the union's funds.

Too good to be true

Too good to be true

Another day, another ponzi. Compared to Tannenbaum’s massive operation this one is small-fry, but that’s hardly consolation for the good people of KZN who’ve lost their “investments”. The Public Prosecutor finds nothing wrong with the KwaZulu-Natal ponzi scheme.

Not even the rabbi can help

Not even the rabbi can help

Eric Sacks was, until recently, a tenant of the Colosseum shopping centre at Century City in Cape Town, where he ran a Postnet-like business called CopyPrint. Now he’s almost destitute, and blames the Rabie property company for his woes.

Head honcho, John Rabie, seems to have forgotten a promise he made when he said: "Don't worry, we're from the same tribe, we won't let you go down."

The phone never stops ringing

The phone never stops ringing

They intrude on you from every side and at any time of the day – or night. Their voices are on your phone, their text messages flood your cell, their personalised mail arrives unsolicited in your po ...

TRAVEL: 48 hours in New York

TRAVEL: 48 hours in New York

You’re off to New York for a crucial one-day meeting, but with late air bookings you end up with two days to spare in the capital city of the world. You cannot possibly do New York in a day or two, exclaim those who know - the Metropolitan Museum of Art alone will take you two days!

Join Martin Welz as he nibbles on the Big Apple.

Dying of consumption

Economic growth has taken us to the brink, writes Hilary Venables.

Cities decimated by disease, famine, and violence, sluggish rivers choked with filth, farmland turned to dust, coastal waters empty of life, forests plundered to extinction, social and economic chaos - this is the future Finance minister Pravin Gordhan is unintentionally wishing upon us.

Wailing and Gnashing at the SABC

Wailing and Gnashing at the SABC

The SABC is a shambles – everyone agrees on that. The truth behind a naive and expensive plot to bore us with SABC sunshine broadcasts is unfolding. On 24 August Dr Ben Ngubane submitted a report ...
 
UPDATES: Checkers takes the gap

UPDATES: Checkers takes the gap

Property development may appear complex because of the many environmental and social conditions that must be met – but actually it’s quite simple. All developers need is a slippery grasp of the law, as the highly ...

UPDATES:Hot cover

UPDATES:Hot cover

Graydon Ilderton’s story gets weirder and weirder. He’s the guy who lost two motorbikes, worth some R210,000, when he sent them to the Cape from Gauteng with Time Freight, and the truck caught fire at ...

UPDATES: Phoney auditors forge ahead

UPDATES: Phoney auditors forge ahead

There has been much interest, and not a little amazement, at Mr Nose’s revelations regarding the many thousands of Cipro-registered companies and CCs that bear the names of but a few auditors.  So Mr Nose decided it ...

UPDATES:Tap dancing at Investec

UPDATES:Tap dancing at Investec

Attorney Mike Murphy, the man who first brought Investec’s alleged illegal phone tapping to the attention of the police in a long and detailed report has gone over to the enemy: he recently accepted an ...

Hands off!

Hands off!

A couple of slaps, harassment, victimisation and unfair suspension are some of the charges levelled by a 43-year-old legal secretary against her former boss, a senior director at the Sandton City offices of one of ...

High tackles in rugby admin row

High tackles in rugby admin row

Is the South African Rugby Players’ Association (SARPA) in meltdown? Or are certain individuals simply stirring the pot for their own ends? Broedertwis basically. You may be surprised to hear that there is a union for ...

Too good to be true

Too good to be true

Another day, another ponzi. Compared to Tannenbaum’s massive operation this one is small-fry, but that’s hardly consolation for the good people of KZN who’ve lost their “investments”. The Public Prosecutor finds nothing wrong with the ...

Not even the rabbi can help

Not even the rabbi can help

Eric Sacks was, until recently, a tenant of the Colosseum shopping centre at Century City in Cape Town, where he ran a Postnet-like business called CopyPrint. Now he’s almost destitute, and blames the Rabie property ...

The phone never stops ringing

The phone never stops ringing

They intrude on you from every side and at any time of the day – or night. Their voices are on your phone, their text messages flood your cell, their personalised mail arrives unsolicited in ...

TRAVEL: 48 hours in New York

TRAVEL: 48 hours in New York

You’re off to New York for a crucial one-day meeting, but with late air bookings you end up with two days to spare in the capital city of the world. You cannot possibly do New ...

BOOKS:David Klatzow sticks to his guns

BOOKS:David Klatzow sticks to his guns

Steeped in Blood: The Life and Times of a Forensic Scientist by David Klatzow as told to Sylvia Walker ...