MADAM SPEAKER SPEAKS UP

The Open Society lecture, delivered in Cape Town last year, of Dr Frene Ginwala, the Speaker of the National Assembly, was deserving of a much wider audience.

LAW SOCIETY'S DIRTY SECRET

H S van Zijl, son of a former Judge President of the Cape, and a former partner in the Cape’s largest and most influential Afrikaner firm of attorneys, Jan S de Villiers Inc., used his professional status as a lawyer to assist his clients in defrauding the Receiver of Revenue, and his professional misconduct contributed to thousands of ordinary people losing tens of millions in the Masterbond collapse. The Law Society ignored the outrage for nearly two years, and when the issue was formally raised by an attorney from another province, simply postponed the item from meeting to meeting for another year.

WIESE MADE WISER

Having acquired Lanzerac, the Cape Dutch homestead and country hotel, so very cheaply out of the murk of the Alpha Bank collapse, Pepkor and Boland Bank boss Christo Wiese apparently believed he was entitled to get rid of the staff there on his own, similar, terms.

AN IRISH ROCKET TO REMIND US …

In Paris some French security policemen were observing a couple of Irishmen – Ulstermen from Belfast – staggering into a hotel with an obviously heavy rolled-up carpet . . .

BIG BROEDER SPEAKS

When the Governor of the SA Reserve Bank, Dr Chris Stals, addressed the Tollgate enquiry, he spoke as if the SA Reserve bank was a normal, respectable central bank, doing normal central bank business. That is, very obviously, not true.

BIG BROEDER SPEAKS

When the Governor of the SA Reserve Bank, Dr Chris Stals, addressed the Tollgate enquiry, he spoke as if the SA Reserve bank was a normal, respectable central bank, doing normal central bank business. That ...
 

MADAM SPEAKER SPEAKS UP

The Open Society lecture, delivered in Cape Town last year, of Dr Frene Ginwala, the Speaker of the National Assembly, was deserving of a much wider audience. ...

LAW SOCIETY'S DIRTY SECRET

H S van Zijl, son of a former Judge President of the Cape, and a former partner in the Cape’s largest and most influential Afrikaner firm of attorneys, Jan S de Villiers Inc., used his ...

WIESE MADE WISER

Having acquired Lanzerac, the Cape Dutch homestead and country hotel, so very cheaply out of the murk of the Alpha Bank collapse, Pepkor and Boland Bank boss Christo Wiese apparently believed he was entitled to ...

AN IRISH ROCKET TO REMIND US …

In Paris some French security policemen were observing a couple of Irishmen – Ulstermen from Belfast – staggering into a hotel with an obviously heavy rolled-up carpet . . . ...

BIG BROEDER SPEAKS

When the Governor of the SA Reserve Bank, Dr Chris Stals, addressed the Tollgate enquiry, he spoke as if the SA Reserve bank was a normal, respectable central bank, doing normal central bank business. That ...