UPDATE: Can't say, won't say

UPDATE: Can't say, won't say

Auto & General rejected a claim filed by Magdeline Ramatsobane Ledwaba for a VW Polo that had been written off – on the basis that she had “falsely” listed her cousin as the regular driver even after he stopped living at her house. The Ombudsman found against A&G. Butt he way these things work is questionable.

UPDATE:Take the Marney and run

UPDATE:Take the Marney and run

Another victim of conman Marney van Zyl has emerged – inner city school director Fred Boltman. And Boltman comes with a fascinating dossier illustrating the fraudster’s elaborate operating style. ...

The Glorious Recession

The Glorious Recession

Allesio Rastani, the young stock market “day trader” who in September livened up a BBC business programme with what he had to say about how the world’s financial markets operate and what their prospects for recovery are, is it transpires, not a very successful trader - but he certainly managed to touch a nerve that sent shivers across the globe.

Bigger than Brett

Bigger than Brett

The JSE is failing to exercise regulatory control over Resilient group manipulations.

Flying colours

Flying colours

David Bullard has a tale about Johnnie Walker Blue and one eager member of the Youth League of an influential political party - Breitling watch dangling from his wrist, fetching beret on his head.

Turning rhinos into fast bucks

Turning rhinos into fast bucks

When it comes to poaching, Woolworths has moved beyond the egg section. Woolworths recently threw its weight behind rhino conservation with its MyPlanet scheme that encourages customers to contribute to the MyPlanet Rhino Fund (an Endangered Wildlife Fund initiative) by swiping their cards at participating retailers. Well done Woolworths - but take a deeper look, because a leopard doesn't change it's spots.

Slippery Slope

Slippery Slope

Certain politically connected parties are planning to get rich by destroying rare and protected vegetation on lion's Head. Property development stories seem to follow a clear pattern. Well-off whites raise environmental objections while ruthless developers do what it takes to get their plans approved – be it by buying off venal politicians or by mobilising local support. He who pays the piper calls the tune.

Oops, said Nedbank

Oops, said Nedbank

Take responsibility for your actions – isn’t that what we’re all brought up to believe? Cabinet ministers and other senior government functionaries are, of course, exempt from this rule. And when it comes to buying property, a bank's word is not its bond, it turns out.

Rich man, poor man

Rich man, poor man

Stan Ferreira and Jorge Lourenco were both born on the island of Madeira. They also shared a birthday as well as the name Estanislau (Stan). In South Africa they became friends and business partners and together they forged a mighty business empire - but one partner ended up a broken man.

Fog alert

Fog alert

Even in the arcane world of intellectual property (IP), politics dominates. In September, Stellenbosch University hosted a conference on IP law – the law on patents, trademarks and copyright. It celebrated the creation of a Chair in IP Law, occupied by IP attorney Owen Dean, and sponsored by Johann Rupert, so it was no surprise the organisers were able to attract a handful of very credible foreign speakers.

Sweet nothing

Sweet nothing

Lawyers bottle out in case against Coke –but still charge their client R500,000, writes Mark Thomas

Port Elizabeth transport mogul Dawie van der Westhuizen found himself biting off more than he could chew when his legal team, including a senior advocate, led him to believe he had a winnable case against Coca-Cola.

Drowning by numbers

Drowning by numbers

A quick scan of just one day’s edition of any South African newspaper, gives a thumbnail sketch of the frightening extent of corruption in the country. The condensed format of online newsletter LegalBrief heightens the ...
 
UPDATE: Can't say, won't say

UPDATE: Can't say, won't say

Auto & General rejected a claim filed by Magdeline Ramatsobane Ledwaba for a VW Polo that had been written off – on the basis that she had “falsely” listed her cousin as the regular driver ...

UPDATE:Take the Marney and run

UPDATE:Take the Marney and run

Another victim of conman Marney van Zyl has emerged – inner city school director Fred Boltman. And Boltman comes with a fascinating dossier illustrating the fraudster’s elaborate operating style. Investors looking to double your money ...

The Glorious Recession

The Glorious Recession

Allesio Rastani, the young stock market “day trader” who in September livened up a BBC business programme with what he had to say about how the world’s financial markets operate and what their prospects for ...

Bigger than Brett

Bigger than Brett

The JSE is failing to exercise regulatory control over Resilient group manipulations. ...

Flying colours

Flying colours

David Bullard has a tale about Johnnie Walker Blue and one eager member of the Youth League of an influential political party - Breitling watch dangling from his wrist, fetching beret on his head. ...

Turning rhinos into fast bucks

Turning rhinos into fast bucks

When it comes to poaching, Woolworths has moved beyond the egg section. Woolworths recently threw its weight behind rhino conservation with its MyPlanet scheme that encourages customers to contribute to the MyPlanet Rhino Fund (an ...

Slippery Slope

Slippery Slope

Certain politically connected parties are planning to get rich by destroying rare and protected vegetation on lion's Head. Property development stories seem to follow a clear pattern. Well-off whites raise environmental objections while ruthless developers ...

Oops, said Nedbank

Oops, said Nedbank

Take responsibility for your actions – isn’t that what we’re all brought up to believe? Cabinet ministers and other senior government functionaries are, of course, exempt from this rule. And when it comes to buying ...

Rich man, poor man

Rich man, poor man

Stan Ferreira and Jorge Lourenco were both born on the island of Madeira. They also shared a birthday as well as the name Estanislau (Stan). In South Africa they became friends and business partners and ...

Fog alert

Fog alert

Even in the arcane world of intellectual property (IP), politics dominates. In September, Stellenbosch University hosted a conference on IP law – the law on patents, trademarks and copyright. It celebrated the creation of a ...

Sweet nothing

Sweet nothing

Lawyers bottle out in case against Coke –but still charge their client R500,000, writes Mark Thomas Port Elizabeth transport mogul Dawie van der Westhuizen found himself biting off more than he could chew when his ...

BOOKS: Britannia waives the rules

BOOKS: Britannia waives the rules

Len Ashton reviews Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Simon & Schuster) by Alexandra Fuller ...