Dirty secret

Dirty secret

In most countries the crime intelligence division of the police performs a highly sophisticated function collecting and analysing often sensitive information about high-level crime and criminals. But a secret report that has been buried in the files of the National Intelligence Service since November, shows that in South Africa, the SAPS Crime Intelligence Division is too busy defrauding and stealing from the public to be much bothered with other people’s criminal activities.

KZN death squad controversy

KZN death squad controversy

The Sunday Times investigations team have rushed to defend themselves after Noseweek last month revealed the shady criminal origins of their 11 December front-page story labelling the Hawks’ Cato Ma ...

Tiger Brands gets sticky over logo

Tiger Brands gets sticky over logo

There’s a carpenter on the loose in Cape Town who is blatantly passing himself off as a tin of jam. Sometimes he even simulates a tin of pasta. Hell, this guy’s so brazen he’s even been known to misrepresent himself as  a bottle of ketchup.

Riddle of the sands

Riddle of the sands

A few weeks ago Nick Trew and Ben Simons called to alert Noseweek to intrigue and skulduggery surrounding valuable titanium and zircon deposits in Mozambique. They told how a Mozambique general – a decorated war hero and president of the South Africa-Mozambique Friendship Association – has set up a company with the same name as theirs and hijacked their mining licences, potentially worth many billions. He had, until recently, been Pathfinder’s local business partner.

No kidding

No kidding

At Buddy and Albert’s Renew anti-ageing clinic in Umhlanga Rocks, people aren’t always as pretty as they look – but then, what else does one expect at such an establishment?

Buddy Reardon had made it clear that she wanted more children and now the divorce drama between the two exposes her husband's questionable past.

Sequel to a suicide

Sequel to a suicide

The tragic story of the decking contractor who was found han­ging from a tree on a beach in Durban – evidently because his client had refused to pay him for the work he’d done – has already been reported. But the story has taken a further turn. And the grieving wife wants answers.


UPDATES: Parkhurst's parking pandemonium

UPDATES: Parkhurst's parking pandemonium

The Johannesburg kerbside parking controversy isn’t going away. As reported in nose149, the good people of Joburg will in future be charged for parking by marshals employed by Ace Parking, a company that will keep 75% of the revenue and which appears to be owned by one person, Juliet Paulsen. The payment system has been in place in Braamfontein and the CBD for some time, has recently spread to Parkhurst and will be reaching out to many more suburbs shortly.

UPDATES: Ambrosini makes a racket

UPDATES: Ambrosini makes a racket

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini makes a racket over consumer protection.

UPDATES: The house that fraud built?

UPDATES: The house that fraud built?

The spectacular mansion, at 88 Addison Drive, La Lucia  is the home of Mrs Shauwn Mpisane who is due to go trial in the Durban Regional Court in June, charged with tax fraud.

No surprise here at Noseweek.

NOTES:The lawyer is an ass

NOTES:The lawyer is an ass

Munnik Basson Dagama Inc (MBD), Attorneys have been up to their unseemly shenanigans for some 10 years.  Consumer websites are awash with complaints about this firm.And they're still at it.

Dead man fingers 'fuel cheats'

Dead man fingers 'fuel cheats'

Winkelhaak Petroleum Distrib­utors, established 10 years ago on a country road out of Standerton, is today the biggest independent petroleum distributor in South Africa. Its plant at Platrand looks like a mini ...
 
Dirty secret

Dirty secret

In most countries the crime intelligence division of the police performs a highly sophisticated function collecting and analysing often sensitive information about high-level crime and criminals. But a secret report that has ...

KZN death squad controversy

KZN death squad controversy

The Sunday Times investigations team have rushed to defend themselves after Noseweek last month revealed the shady criminal origins of their 11 December front-page story labelling the Hawks’ Cato Manor organised crime unit a murderous ...

Tiger Brands gets sticky over logo

Tiger Brands gets sticky over logo

There’s a carpenter on the loose in Cape Town who is blatantly passing himself off as a tin of jam. Sometimes he even simulates a tin of pasta. Hell, this guy’s so brazen ...

Riddle of the sands

Riddle of the sands

A few weeks ago Nick Trew and Ben Simons called to alert Noseweek to intrigue and skulduggery surrounding valuable titanium and zircon deposits in Mozambique. They told how a Mozambique general – a decorated ...

No kidding

No kidding

At Buddy and Albert’s Renew anti-ageing clinic in Umhlanga Rocks, people aren’t always as pretty as they look – but then, what else does one expect at such an establishment? Buddy Reardon had made it clear ...

Sequel to a suicide

Sequel to a suicide

The tragic story of the decking contractor who was found han­ging from a tree on a beach in Durban – evidently because his client had refused to pay him for the work he’d ...

UPDATES: Parkhurst's parking pandemonium

UPDATES: Parkhurst's parking pandemonium

The Johannesburg kerbside parking controversy isn’t going away. As reported in nose149, the good people of Joburg will in future be charged for parking by marshals employed by Ace Parking, a company that will ...

UPDATES: Ambrosini makes a racket

UPDATES: Ambrosini makes a racket

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini makes a racket over consumer protection. ...

UPDATES: The house that fraud built?

UPDATES: The house that fraud built?

The spectacular mansion, at 88 Addison Drive, La Lucia  is the home of Mrs Shauwn Mpisane who is due to go trial in the Durban Regional Court in June, charged with tax fraud. No ...

NOTES:The lawyer is an ass

NOTES:The lawyer is an ass

Munnik Basson Dagama Inc (MBD), Attorneys have been up to their unseemly shenanigans for some 10 years.  Consumer websites are awash with complaints about this firm.And they're still at it. ...

BOOKS:Quiet despair

BOOKS:Quiet despair

Len Ashton reviews The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape) by Julian Barnes ...