NOTES:Podgy meets Dodgy

NOTES:Podgy meets Dodgy

Some of our readers may not read Vrouekeur, so we would like to bring to their attention that the snake oil salesmen at Planet Hoodia CC, were forced by the ASA to place a statement in Vrouekeur.

UPDATES: Exactly what it's all about

South African Rugby Players Association (SARPA) executive committee member Ross van Reenen has called to correct noseweek’s version of his role in the difficulties between insurance broker Andre van Rensburg and the CEO of SARPA, Piet Heymans

DA's Bredell plays pass-the-parcel

DA's Bredell plays pass-the-parcel

Western Cape Local Development MEC Anton Bredell is fast developing a nasty reputation for himself, as our whistle-stop tour of the Western Cape shows.

Naughty games are being played with the Overstrand land development folk, just speak to the Hermanus Ratepayers Association and you'll find out why they didn't participate.

Heady cocktail of figures

As we went to press, millionaire businessman Moses Marole – husband of President Zuma’s latest recruit to his Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Review Committee, Dawn Marole – had still managed to avoid the dock after ploughing his Mercedes S class into seven cars and severely injuring a woman after an evening celebrating his 67th birthday.

His good fortune came when the calculation was done and the numbers were read as under the limit instead of 3 times over.

Rooibos dustup

War breaks out over the lucrative herbal tea espresso market.

Rooibos dust or bulldust, the patent is not gathering dust. It is held by Red Espresso and is being waved with relish at companies like TeaSpresso who dares threaten their position in the local market.

Up the pole

Up the pole

Luckily for South Africans, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and her new team at Home Affairs seem to be among those public officials now speaking out against corruption – and even daring to do something about it.

Home Affairs faces slippery moves by strip clubs exploiting a legal loophole to import 'essential human resources'.

Megabuck bullies

Megabuck bullies

They part with megabucks to secure decent education for their grade seven kids, so parents whose young attend Crawford School in Sandton hardly expect their progeny to be subjected to psychological and physical abuse at the hands of school bullies. But there it is. Why should things be different in Sandton, after all?

BEEn there

BEEn there

There’s much negativity about BEE, and the way it requires companies to farm out work to people who have little to offer other than the approved skin pigmentation.

But naysayers overlook the fact that BEE holds numerous benefits for the economy. Especially that oft-overlooked benefit to companies - they get to pass the buck when things go belly up.

Much finger-pointing took place when MTN's R510m contract to build cell hubs went spectacularly wrong.

The shebeen next door

The shebeen next door

Most weekends – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, all night until dawn – the long-suffering residents of Midrand’s President Park endure sleepless nights as high decibel music pounds non-stop at Lot Maceve’s Mbafi Lodge. They complain at their peril – and after some alarming goings-on many are in fear for their lives.

Crime and no punishment

Crime and no punishment

Rubbing or fondling someone’s genitalia may be a perfectly agreeable way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, but is it legal? It isn’t if the someone doesn’t agree to being so rubbed or fondled – this makes it an offence once known as indecent assault, but now called sexual assault in the form of sexual violation. This new offence was created by an Act of Parliament that replaced the common law on sexual offences with statutory offences – the Sexual Offences and Related Matters Amendment Act of 2007.

High Noon for rotten sheriffs

High Noon for rotten sheriffs

South Africans have lost billions through corrupt auctions - but now detectives are ready to pounce on the guilty. For decades the authorities have turned a blind eye to fraud and corruption in sheriffs’ offices, particularly ...
 
NOTES:Podgy meets Dodgy

NOTES:Podgy meets Dodgy

Some of our readers may not read Vrouekeur, so we would like to bring to their attention that the snake oil salesmen at Planet Hoodia CC, were forced by the ASA to place a statement ...

DA's Bredell plays pass-the-parcel

DA's Bredell plays pass-the-parcel

Western Cape Local Development MEC Anton Bredell is fast developing a nasty reputation for himself, as our whistle-stop tour of the Western Cape shows. Naughty games are being played with the Overstrand land development folk, just ...

Up the pole

Up the pole

Luckily for South Africans, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and her new team at Home Affairs seem to be among those public officials now speaking out against corruption – and even daring to do something about it. Home ...

Megabuck bullies

Megabuck bullies

They part with megabucks to secure decent education for their grade seven kids, so parents whose young attend Crawford School in Sandton hardly expect their progeny to be subjected to psychological and physical abuse at ...

BEEn there

BEEn there

There’s much negativity about BEE, and the way it requires companies to farm out work to people who have little to offer other than the approved skin pigmentation. But naysayers overlook the fact that BEE holds ...

The shebeen next door

The shebeen next door

Most weekends – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, all night until dawn – the long-suffering residents of Midrand’s President Park endure sleepless nights as high decibel music pounds non-stop at Lot Maceve’s Mbafi Lodge. They complain ...

Crime and no punishment

Crime and no punishment

Rubbing or fondling someone’s genitalia may be a perfectly agreeable way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, but is it legal? It isn’t if the someone doesn’t agree to being so rubbed or fondled – ...

BOOKS: Dulled by evil

BOOKS: Dulled by evil

Len Ashton reviews Finish & Klaar by Adriaan Basson ...