Misfortune's smile

Misfortune's smile

Trapped in Paradise tells how the pleasant Filipino couple looked genuine enough, but those pearly white teeth pack a nasty bite. Here you can read all the supporting documents here as promised in the latest October 2011 issue #144 of noseweek

 

Good-hearted lawyer steps up

Good-hearted lawyer steps up

A good-hearted Mpumalanga lawyer has stepped forward with an offer to represent the family of the young boy who had his penis amputated by a doctor at Barberton General Hospital back in 2008.

Diamonds are for five years

Diamonds are for five years

SSG Tactical assures clients on its website that it undertakes “a comprehensive interview process and extensive background check” before offering anyone a job. But what of Warren Goldblatt, the head of SSG? He seems to have lead a charmed life with authoritiesturning a blind eye to all deviant ways.

Sex-case psychiatrist finally to face charges

Sex-case psychiatrist finally to face charges

Finally, more than three years after Sylvia Ireland first wrote to the Health Professions Council of South Africa, angrily accusing her former psychiatrist Dr Ray Berard of Cape Town of having, for two years, used her paid-for therapy sessions for sex with her, he is to face charges

Caster aftermath

Caster aftermath

Who’s your pick for villain-in-chief in the Caster Semenya saga?  Former Athletics South Africa (ASA) President Leonard Chuene, Julius Malema or former Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile? The main victim was of course Caster, but there was another victim in the saga, namely Laraine Lane. She was tarred with the same brush as Chuene even though she wasn't guilty of anything.

Crash

Crash

Relatives of the 11 passengers who died when two Albatross aircraft flew into a mountain near Tzaneen after an airshow in August face a massive courtroom battle for compensation for the loss of their loved ones. The tragedy has now become a quagmire of legal technicalities when reading through the clauses in the two insurance policies. One clause covers the pilot even if he breaks every law.

House of ill will

House of ill will

So common are building disputes that they rarely make news, even when they end up in the courts. But if the builder tries to stop his disgruntled ex-client from telling people about their bad experience, or from posting photos on Facebook, then it's a Noseweek story. House of ill will

Brickbats are flying in a pricey building dust-up and both sides say they won, so it's probably a draw.

Useless Buggers

Useless Buggers

Next time you want to call in the fumigators, think again, says Adam Welz.

Towards the end of 2010, Leslie and Lorryn Steenkamp realised they had a problem – lots and lots of tiny little problems in fact; after ripping up some old carpet in the nice house they’d bought they discovered a borer beetle infestation in teh floorboards. 

Standard Schpiel - Lies, damned lies

Standard Schpiel - Lies, damned lies

Ever had that feeling that your bank’s talking absolute crap? Well, the chances are it probably is. Noseweek reported on how FNB’s media man gave some palpably nonsensical answers when questioned about commissions charged on maintenance payments coming from abroad. Well now it is Standard bank's turn.

Stick to your guns when the bank tries to fob off your complaints as they shoot from the hip with any old repsonse that will absolve them of responsibility.

Cleansing the bench

Cleansing the bench

White candidates are being snubbed despite their high merit.

When President Jacob Zuma told the nation who it was he wanted to see as the next Chief Justice, it was a surprise to many, as Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng had clearly failed to make a name for himself. Even the President couldn't find much to say about him.

East Cape Promise

East Cape Promise

Enemies rage as Mr Clean tackles fraud and corruption, writes Chris Bateman

Corruption-buster for the Eastern Cape Health Department, Dr Siva Pillay, is an unabashed multi-million­aire property developer who is using his considerable business clout to “turn the department around" - and not to add to his fortune via "jobs for pals".

A touch of class

A touch of class

Len Ashton reviews The Classifier (Umuzi/Struik) by Wessel Ebersohn

 

Too lekka

Too lekka

No more sexual sin in all-boy schools.

Now I seem to remember Sir Laurens van der Post departing this miserable ball of mud a few years ago, but I can’t be sure. You see, his departure would not have been such a shattering event as, say the demise of JFK, Mahatma Gandhi or Dr Verwoerd.

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Trapped in paradise

Trapped in paradise

Three South African children under four were left stranded in Dubai after their parents were thrown into prison in Mauritius on trumped up charges laid by Investec’s CEO on the island. The pleasant Filipino couple ...
 
Misfortune's smile

Misfortune's smile

Trapped in Paradise tells how the pleasant Filipino couple looked genuine enough, but those pearly white teeth pack a nasty bite. Here you can read all the supporting documents here as promised in the latest ...

Good-hearted lawyer steps up

Good-hearted lawyer steps up

A good-hearted Mpumalanga lawyer has stepped forward with an offer to represent the family of the young boy who had his penis amputated by a doctor at Barberton General Hospital back in 2008. ...

Diamonds are for five years

Diamonds are for five years

SSG Tactical assures clients on its website that it undertakes “a comprehensive interview process and extensive background check” before offering anyone a job. But what of Warren Goldblatt, the head of SSG? He seems to ...

Sex-case psychiatrist finally to face charges

Sex-case psychiatrist finally to face charges

Finally, more than three years after Sylvia Ireland first wrote to the Health Professions Council of South Africa, angrily accusing her former psychiatrist Dr Ray Berard of Cape Town of having, for two ...

Caster aftermath

Caster aftermath

Who’s your pick for villain-in-chief in the Caster Semenya saga?  Former Athletics South Africa (ASA) President Leonard Chuene, Julius Malema or former Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile? The main victim was of course Caster, but there ...

Crash

Crash

Relatives of the 11 passengers who died when two Albatross aircraft flew into a mountain near Tzaneen after an airshow in August face a massive courtroom battle for compensation for the loss of ...

House of ill will

House of ill will

So common are building disputes that they rarely make news, even when they end up in the courts. But if the builder tries to stop his disgruntled ex-client from telling people about their bad experience, ...

Useless Buggers

Useless Buggers

Next time you want to call in the fumigators, think again, says Adam Welz. Towards the end of 2010, Leslie and Lorryn Steenkamp realised they had a problem – lots and lots of tiny little ...

Standard Schpiel - Lies, damned lies

Standard Schpiel - Lies, damned lies

Ever had that feeling that your bank’s talking absolute crap? Well, the chances are it probably is. Noseweek reported on how FNB’s media man gave some palpably nonsensical answers when questioned about commissions charged on ...

Cleansing the bench

Cleansing the bench

White candidates are being snubbed despite their high merit. When President Jacob Zuma told the nation who it was he wanted to see as the next Chief Justice, it was a surprise to many, as Justice ...

East Cape Promise

East Cape Promise

Enemies rage as Mr Clean tackles fraud and corruption, writes Chris Bateman Corruption-buster for the Eastern Cape Health Department, Dr Siva Pillay, is an unabashed multi-million­aire property developer who is using his considerable business clout to ...

A touch of class

A touch of class

Len Ashton reviews The Classifier (Umuzi/Struik) by Wessel Ebersohn   ...

Too lekka

Too lekka

No more sexual sin in all-boy schools. Now I seem to remember Sir Laurens van der Post departing this miserable ball of mud a few years ago, but I can’t be sure. You see, his departure ...

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