Burning question

Burning question

Alarming test results hushed up to protect manufacturers and international standards kept secret while questionable local products remain on shelves.

Tests commissioned by the National Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) have indicated that most South African-manufactured sunscreen products are “not optimal” in providing protection from the UVA rays of the sun – once thought harmless but now known to cause melanoma, one of the most serious forms of skin cancer

Beware! Lawyers at work

Beware! Lawyers at work

Could the law society, the liquidators and the Master have all missed the important issue? Creditors are the people that the whole institution of insolvency is all about: the South African insolvency system is typified as a “creditor driven” insolvency system. It is the creditors who appoint the final liquidators.The creditors are also members of the company who are vitally interested in the proceeds of the liquidation – or, should one say, the bare bones that are left once the predators have had their fill.

Clearly nothing much has changed at the Cape Law Society in 15 years.

Second chance

Second chance

Last month Noseweek lamented the fact that the Law Society of the Northern Provinces was slow to disbar errant attorneys for their grave professional sins. 

This month our tune is different: two High Court judges recently disagreed with a provincial law society, saying that justice ought to be tempered with mercy, and that they would not strike an attorney off the roll but rather give him a second chance.

It ain't heavy it's a shopping bag

It ain't heavy it's a shopping bag

The bottom line in the botched claim of Iman Dharsey is that she received less than half of the money paid out by the bus company. MGH also received payment of the costs awarded – another R96,802 – which the attorneys promptly pocketed.

No one at the law firm has been prepared to speak to Noseweek since they penned their letter of objection.

Short cuts

Short cuts

Allen Jones ♦ Nathi Mthethwa ♦ Zunaid Moti ♦ Tiffindell ♦ John Block

Independent News

Independent News

The history of the Great Kickback Saga Row.

Did Noseweek get it all wrong? How could Noseweek have dared to suggest that a R1 million kickback from Auction Alliance might have ended up in the pockets of upright citizens such as Independent Newspapers' Cape editor-in-chief Chris Whitfield and group editor Mogsien Williams, we've been asked.

Interest free

Interest free

Meet the owner of a private bank who awarded loans to himself.

Rajan Mahtani has been in trouble with the law in Zambia several times. He has been accused of forging share transfer certificates in Zambezi Portland Cement and of using them to transfer shares from the company to an entity he controlled. He also has the dubious distinction of having once had his own private bank – which was confiscated by the Zambian Reserve Bank.

Blood and bribery

Blood and bribery

Taken from Eye on the Diamonds by Terry Crawford-Browne with additional material from Noseweek's archives.

Beating the royal drum

Beating the royal drum

It’s fascinating, it’s world class, it’s valuable – but Tzaneen is neglecting its heritage.

If you’re ever in the area of Tzaneen and interested in African art and history, then you should take some time to visit the Tzaneen Museum in Agatha Street in the grounds of the Public Library.

This is art

This is art

On a vist to Kassel, in Germany, Yves Vanderhaeghen took in the world-renowned Documenta art festival where South African artist William Kentridge’s show blew his mind.

Dogs should get the vote and meteorites have opinions on travelling. Soil gets cast as ingots of currency, sheep graze in stately parks and grass grows. Scrap metal rusts, piled up in the rain. Wind blows through an empty display hall. This is art.

Hit and run lawyer

Hit and run lawyer

When Port Elizabeth domestic worker Nosicelo Tshakumani lost the use of her right leg in a bus accident eight years ago, the attorney who had offered to take up her case – Stafford Geduld of Port Elizabeth – failed to sue either the Road Accident Fund or the bus company in time, then tried to fob her off with a payment of just over R7,000.

Tshakumani was left disfigured, barely able to walk, incapable of working and in constant pain. The R7,000 payout was hardly compensation, so she found another lawyer and sued Geduld for damages.

INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS' EXECUTIVES SUE NOSEWEEK

Three executives of Independent Newspapers who were named by Noseweek in its July issue in a report headlined “Independent News bosses struck a secret deal with Auction Alliance”, have served s ...


 
Puppet police

Puppet police

As, increasingly over time, shady businessmen and other criminal elements in pursuit of government contracts, favours and protection have corrupted South Africa's politicians and infiltrated its political structures, so the politicians in power and friends ...
 
Burning question

Burning question

Alarming test results hushed up to protect manufacturers and international standards kept secret while questionable local products remain on shelves. Tests commissioned by the National Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) have indicated that most ...

Beware! Lawyers at work

Beware! Lawyers at work

Could the law society, the liquidators and the Master have all missed the important issue? Creditors are the people that the whole institution of insolvency is all about: the South African insolvency system ...

Second chance

Second chance

Last month Noseweek lamented the fact that the Law Society of the Northern Provinces was slow to disbar errant attorneys for their grave professional sins.  This month our tune is different: two High ...

It ain't heavy it's a shopping bag

It ain't heavy it's a shopping bag

The bottom line in the botched claim of Iman Dharsey is that she received less than half of the money paid out by the bus company. MGH also received payment of the costs awarded – ...

Short cuts

Short cuts

Allen Jones ♦ Nathi Mthethwa ♦ Zunaid Moti ♦ Tiffindell ♦ John Block ...

Independent News

Independent News

The history of the Great Kickback Saga Row. Did Noseweek get it all wrong? How could Noseweek have dared to suggest that a R1 million kickback from Auction Alliance might have ended up in the pockets ...

Interest free

Interest free

Meet the owner of a private bank who awarded loans to himself. Rajan Mahtani has been in trouble with the law in Zambia several times. He has been accused of forging share transfer certificates in ...

Blood and bribery

Blood and bribery

Taken from Eye on the Diamonds by Terry Crawford-Browne with additional material from Noseweek's archives. ...

Beating the royal drum

Beating the royal drum

It’s fascinating, it’s world class, it’s valuable – but Tzaneen is neglecting its heritage. If you’re ever in the area of Tzaneen and interested in African art and history, then you should take some time to ...

This is art

This is art

On a vist to Kassel, in Germany, Yves Vanderhaeghen took in the world-renowned Documenta art festival where South African artist William Kentridge’s show blew his mind. Dogs should get the vote and meteorites have ...

Hit and run lawyer

Hit and run lawyer

When Port Elizabeth domestic worker Nosicelo Tshakumani lost the use of her right leg in a bus accident eight years ago, the attorney who had offered to take up her case – Stafford Geduld of ...

Books: Self-love and sincerity

Books: Self-love and sincerity

Len Ashton reviews Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell (Faber and Faber) by Tom Bower ...