Unloved Swellendam mayor clings on

Unloved Swellendam mayor clings on

The people of Swellendam have been celebrating the departure of their mayor, Jan Jansen, who was fired from the Independent Democrats just weeks before the local government elections.

Hey, big pretender

Hey, big pretender

The government and its agencies are synonymous with service delivery backlogs, but it seems they’ve a pile of reading matter to catch up on too. Our article in nose129 exposed the corruption within the Nelson Mandela bay Municipality involving regional ANC boss Nceba Faku (Comrade Giraffe) and his benefactor, Yusuf Jeeva and sons.

Theodosiou bother

Theodosiou bother

The two shopping malls developed by the controversial Theodosiou brothers, due to have been auctioned on 30 March were sold for an undisclosed sum before the auction took place.

A word in your ear

A word in your ear

Can Zuma save Ramathlodi now?

Both Ngoako Ramathlodi and his wife, Mathuding "Ouma" Ramathlodi are to be subpoenaed and cross-examined in a pending high court trial about their roles in an extremely dubious property transaction that, several years back, attracted the interest of the Scorpions.

Eyewash

Eyewash

Should you trust a medical product that hasn't been tested? Solal Technologies, a company that distributes a complementary medicine called Lutein & Zeaxanthin with the cliam that it's "highly protective of the eye and assists with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataract" are under fire. And critics who question the product's safety are threatened with defamation charges.


The new f-word

The new f-word

Fracking report savages Shellgas exploration project.

If it succeeds it won't be bacause of public apathy. 'Names" like Johann Rupert, Lewis Pugh and David Kramer, are among those strongly opposing the fracking application.

Fidentia Fiasco

Fidentia Fiasco

A tale of malice and incompetence as we report on some of the  serious issues raised by J Arthur Brown in an application, now before court, relating to his right to due process and a fair trial.

Computer says NO!

Computer says NO!

Machines have taken charge of our insurance claims. When a settlement amount is determined the computer decides the value according to the mileage bracket. And there's no arguing with a machine.

 

Legal Tender

Legal Tender

Who do you tip off when there's something fishy about the tip-off hotline?

Not much escapes the tentacles of corruption these days, but surely the one that should be absolutely squeaky clean is that of the National Anti-Corruption Hotline?

Gifts for the giver

Gifts for the giver

Secret report exposes yet another case of tendernitis. Marked "Strictly Confidential" this 2009 report has only recently come into noseweek's possession. It makes for really depressing reading for anyone who belongs to that most-abused of minority groups - taxpayers.


Something fishy

Something fishy

The City of Cape Town boasts being the best-managed council in the country under the control of the Democratic Alliance, but Noseweek can reveal a very fishy tender award – as has become the norm in almost every other council in the land of tenerpreneurship.

Legal recourse

Legal recourse

Attorney Frank Raymond is aggrieved by allegations about him in connection with rogue builder Pierre Kotze. In fact is it's all about an ineffective legal system rather than a single lousy builder.

ELECTION: THE HOT ISSUE

Legalbrief Today reports that the Cabinet was yesterday frantically ducking for cover.


 
Eastern promise

Eastern promise

Has Zuma been taken in by China's seductive purr, or a fearsome predator? Money, money, money! is the mantra recited by lobbyist/facilitator M K Malefane, when promoting the China-Southern Africa trade fair scheduled to open in Johannesburg ...
 
Unloved Swellendam mayor clings on

Unloved Swellendam mayor clings on

The people of Swellendam have been celebrating the departure of their mayor, Jan Jansen, who was fired from the Independent Democrats just weeks before the local government elections. ...

Hey, big pretender

Hey, big pretender

The government and its agencies are synonymous with service delivery backlogs, but it seems they’ve a pile of reading matter to catch up on too. Our article in nose129 exposed the corruption within the Nelson ...

Theodosiou bother

Theodosiou bother

The two shopping malls developed by the controversial Theodosiou brothers, due to have been auctioned on 30 March were sold for an undisclosed sum before the auction took place. ...

A word in your ear

A word in your ear

Can Zuma save Ramathlodi now? Both Ngoako Ramathlodi and his wife, Mathuding "Ouma" Ramathlodi are to be subpoenaed and cross-examined in a pending high court trial about their roles in an extremely dubious property transaction that, ...

Eyewash

Eyewash

Should you trust a medical product that hasn't been tested? Solal Technologies, a company that distributes a complementary medicine called Lutein & Zeaxanthin with the cliam that it's "highly protective of the eye and assists with ...

The new f-word

The new f-word

Fracking report savages Shellgas exploration project. If it succeeds it won't be bacause of public apathy. 'Names" like Johann Rupert, Lewis Pugh and David Kramer, are among those strongly opposing the fracking application. ...

Fidentia Fiasco

Fidentia Fiasco

A tale of malice and incompetence as we report on some of the  serious issues raised by J Arthur Brown in an application, now before court, relating to his right to due process and a ...

Computer says NO!

Computer says NO!

Machines have taken charge of our insurance claims. When a settlement amount is determined the computer decides the value according to the mileage bracket. And there's no arguing with a machine.   ...

Legal Tender

Legal Tender

Who do you tip off when there's something fishy about the tip-off hotline? Not much escapes the tentacles of corruption these days, but surely the one that should be absolutely squeaky clean is that of ...

Gifts for the giver

Gifts for the giver

Secret report exposes yet another case of tendernitis. Marked "Strictly Confidential" this 2009 report has only recently come into noseweek's possession. It makes for really depressing reading for anyone who belongs to that most-abused of ...

Something fishy

Something fishy

The City of Cape Town boasts being the best-managed council in the country under the control of the Democratic Alliance, but Noseweek can reveal a very fishy tender award – as has become the norm ...

Legal recourse

Legal recourse

Attorney Frank Raymond is aggrieved by allegations about him in connection with rogue builder Pierre Kotze. In fact is it's all about an ineffective legal system rather than a single lousy builder. ...

Books: Escape from Hell

Books: Escape from Hell

Len Ashton reviews Reports Before Daybreak by Brent Meersman ...