Fidentia

Fidentia

The hunter becomes the hunted. The FSB should explain how, given Gihwala's reputation, it came to recommend to the Western Cape High Court that it appoint him as joint curator of Fidentia. And why did the FSB go a step further and recommend that Gihwala be excused from providing the surety bond which candidates are otherwise required to provide before being appointed as a curator or trustee.

Madiba gun rests in peace - for the moment

Madiba gun rests in peace - for the moment

After a month of hype, a roomful of potential bidders, and two international buyers on the line, not a single bid was made at last month's Summer Place auction of the Rivonia house under which Nelson Mandela's gun is believed to be buried.

Cushy Time

Cushy Time

 The world's most comfortable jails

The billionaire and the stripper

The billionaire and the stripper

How Home Affairs are spoilsports and are spoiling the fairy tale of the billionaire and the stripper.

Messing with the Merc marque

Messing with the Merc marque

Experience the road as never before. Agility and effortlessness. Your safety is our greatest motivation. It was these sales puffs that helped persuade Keith Radue to part with nearly half a million rand for a Mercedes. Now he regrets ever having been so gullible.

Read how eventually Mercedes bows to the client who just wouldn't lie down.

MTN tackles scamster

MTN tackles scamster

Mobile phone subscribers are still at the mercy of unscrupulous content providers who debit their cell phone accounts for unauthorised services - despite the new Consumer Protection Act. But MTN has finally heeded the many desperate calls from its customers and implemented safeguards to protect them from at least one such provider - TMobile SA.

The reader

The reader

A lawyer did an inordinate amount  of reading and charged for it - R2,800 an hour. Very pleasing to a lip-licking liquidator.

A Bollywood drama starring Rafik Bhana and directed by Enver Motala: A Licence to Steal. That's how one SC  describes the age-old practice of conferring Senior Counsel satus on any advocate who's been around a bit - and who hasn't messed up too badly.

By a thread

By a thread

That mysterious legal creature called the silk, aka Senior Counsel (SC) is basically an advocate who's been around the block a few times, and who's rewarded for their effort by being allowed to "take silk". Is a colonial legal tradition hanging by a thread? I suspect that we are in for some fun and games.

Why FNB can't help itself

Why FNB can't help itself

Is it any wonder that banks feature in almost every issue of Noseweek? This month it's the turn of the bank that's forever asking that ridiculous question: "How can we help you?" Well FNB account-holder Marilyn Wridgway has tried to tell FNB often enough, but the bank has absolutely no interest in hearing her suggestion.

What is clear is that FNB is pretty clueless about customer relations. When it comes to dealing with the public, FNB just can't help itself.

Letter of the law

Letter of the law

Prior to 2005, people in all rural areas were entitled to free PO boxes to compensate for the absence of a mail delivery service. But the Post Office has since changed its policy and now they want to charge an annual rental for boxes. If your house is registered in the name of a non-trading trust, you pay; if it's in your own name, you don't. And villagers fume over the charges.

Nissan in action

Nissan in action

Oil on troubled water as branded motor dealerships charge a premium for their expertise. The problem is they often don't have the expertise to justify their fees.

Travel: A date in Yemen

Travel: A date in Yemen

The British Embassy warned: Remain indoors. While a horrified world watched revolutionary rage in Yemen, Noseweek staffer Nicci Joubert-van Doesburgh, toured outlying areas

Laughing all the way to the clink

Laughing all the way to the clink

If Shrien Dewani is returned to South Africa to face trial he need not fear. To quote an inmate: "Fun? It was fantastic! I had a holiday there! You can either plough the fields or deliver milk ...
 
Fidentia

Fidentia

The hunter becomes the hunted. The FSB should explain how, given Gihwala's reputation, it came to recommend to the Western Cape High Court that it appoint him as joint curator of Fidentia. And why did ...

Madiba gun rests in peace - for the moment

Madiba gun rests in peace - for the moment

After a month of hype, a roomful of potential bidders, and two international buyers on the line, not a single bid was made at last month's Summer Place auction of the Rivonia house under which ...

Cushy Time

Cushy Time

 The world's most comfortable jails ...

The billionaire and the stripper

The billionaire and the stripper

How Home Affairs are spoilsports and are spoiling the fairy tale of the billionaire and the stripper. ...

Messing with the Merc marque

Messing with the Merc marque

Experience the road as never before. Agility and effortlessness. Your safety is our greatest motivation. It was these sales puffs that helped persuade Keith Radue to part with nearly half a million rand for a ...

MTN tackles scamster

MTN tackles scamster

Mobile phone subscribers are still at the mercy of unscrupulous content providers who debit their cell phone accounts for unauthorised services - despite the new Consumer Protection Act. But MTN has finally heeded the many ...

The reader

The reader

A lawyer did an inordinate amount  of reading and charged for it - R2,800 an hour. Very pleasing to a lip-licking liquidator. A Bollywood drama starring Rafik Bhana and directed by Enver Motala: A Licence to ...

By a thread

By a thread

That mysterious legal creature called the silk, aka Senior Counsel (SC) is basically an advocate who's been around the block a few times, and who's rewarded for their effort by being allowed to "take silk". ...

Why FNB can't help itself

Why FNB can't help itself

Is it any wonder that banks feature in almost every issue of Noseweek? This month it's the turn of the bank that's forever asking that ridiculous question: "How can we help you?" Well ...

Letter of the law

Letter of the law

Prior to 2005, people in all rural areas were entitled to free PO boxes to compensate for the absence of a mail delivery service. But the Post Office has since changed its policy and now they want ...

Nissan in action

Nissan in action

Oil on troubled water as branded motor dealerships charge a premium for their expertise. The problem is they often don't have the expertise to justify their fees. ...

Travel: A date in Yemen

Travel: A date in Yemen

The British Embassy warned: Remain indoors. While a horrified world watched revolutionary rage in Yemen, Noseweek staffer Nicci Joubert-van Doesburgh, toured outlying areas ...

Books: Fumbling in high places

Books: Fumbling in high places

Len Ashton reviews "Other Peoples Money" (Bloomsbury) by Justin Cartwright ...