UPDATE: Pension surpluses

UPDATE: Pension surpluses

Sorry Mr Mostert

JMCoetzee a disgrace, says UCTprof

JMCoetzee a disgrace, says UCTprof

Novelist and academic Imraan Coovadia has attacked the ‘religious awe’ that  surrounds the South African Nobel Prize winner, J M Coetzee. The focus of the controversy has been Coovadia’s barely-veiled accusations that Coetzee fled South Africa because he is afraid of blacks, that he isn’t always the great writer he’s invariably cracked up to be and that Coetzee’s admirers have turned worship of him into a “religion” that has effectively stultified literary criticism in South Africa.

Armed and dangerous

Armed and dangerous

A history of violence, a psychopathic personality and a criminal record are no obstacles to getting a legal firearm in South Africa. Take for example the notorious gunman and murderer David Protter, who has assembled a veritable armoury. Gavin Foster reports

Moonlighting medics cheat hospitals

Moonlighting medics cheat hospitals

Moonlighting doctors short-change state health care and Health Minister says patients are dying because of specialists’ greed: ‘I’d far rather clamp down on allowing work outside the public service than employ dishonest professionals who are never there anyway’. A quarter of specialists employed at the Nelson Mandela Academic Complex and/or Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha augment their state salaries by moonlighting.

Judge, lest you be judged

Judge, lest you be judged

While the dictum “Justice delayed is justice denied” is frequently quoted, it’s rarely taken seriously by South African lawyers. Even some judges seem to ignore the dictates of justice.But in this case the court tears a strip off tardy M’lady, Judge Lucy Mailula.

Diary of a wayfarer in London

Diary of a wayfarer in London

The sole purpose of this missive is to excite jealousy in the hearts of readers who have suffered less-than-joyous holidays in recent times. Okay, let’s not have any violence – we also offer a little practical advice on what to do between serious meetings in London.

Transformation

Transformation

Maiden overs could take on a whole new meaning.

If a black male spin bowler burst on to the scene with the talent of Shane Warne, he would be fast-tracked straight into the Proteas. If a woman arrived with the same talent (and there is absolutely no reason why a woman couldn’t spin the ball as far or have as much control) she would face a barrage of litigation, red tape, disdain, and outright verbal abuse – and that would be before she’d even be allowed to play in a lowly domestic franchise team.

UPDATE: Drag act

UPDATE: Drag act

Nissan tries to wear claimant down by delaying response after their best offer being a derisory R20,000 refund on an almost R200,000 bill.

Back in June 2011 we reported how Ivan Visée was very happy with his Nissan Pathfinder until he wanted to drive it to Cape Town. In preparation for the trip, he asked CMH Nissan in Midrand to give the vehicle its 120,000km service.

Know your place 'ksê

Know your place 'ksê

Of course everything on God’s Earth has a time, a place and a purpose, it goes without saying. It just gets a bit complicated finding what is where and when, that’s all, because there’s a cube in the equation, see? I mean, for everything you find probable in this Life there are 26 improbabilities, 3³, 3x3x3 = 27 in all. That’s why you go to church.

Classified ads #161 March 2013

Classified ads #161 March 2013

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NISSAN ORDERED TO PAY FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY LEAKAGE FROM FAULTY RADIATOR ASSEMBLY IN VARIOUS PATHFINDER, XTERRA AND FRONTIER MODELS

NISSAN ORDERED TO PAY FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY LEAKAGE FROM FAULTY RADIATOR ASSEMBLY IN VARIOUS PATHFINDER, XTERRA AND FRONTIER MODELS

Nissan SA continues to pretend ignorance of an intrinsic defect in the gearbox coolant systems of various of its models causing breakdowns and need for expensive repairs - see Nissan story in this issue - but now we've discovered it's
 

What's cooking at Sasol?

What's cooking at Sasol?

Sasol uses World War II German technology to convert solid coal into crude oil – a miracle of science that, in the process, unfortunately also produces large quantities of  toxic "sludge" that contains a wide ...
 
UPDATE: Pension surpluses

UPDATE: Pension surpluses

Sorry Mr Mostert ...

JMCoetzee a disgrace, says UCTprof

JMCoetzee a disgrace, says UCTprof

Novelist and academic Imraan Coovadia has attacked the ‘religious awe’ that  surrounds the South African Nobel Prize winner, J M Coetzee. The focus of the controversy has been Coovadia’s barely-veiled accusations that Coetzee fled South Africa ...

Armed and dangerous

Armed and dangerous

A history of violence, a psychopathic personality and a criminal record are no obstacles to getting a legal firearm in South Africa. Take for example the notorious gunman and murderer David Protter, who has ...

Moonlighting medics cheat hospitals

Moonlighting medics cheat hospitals

Moonlighting doctors short-change state health care and Health Minister says patients are dying because of specialists’ greed: ‘I’d far rather clamp down on allowing work outside the public service than employ dishonest professionals ...

Judge, lest you be judged

Judge, lest you be judged

While the dictum “Justice delayed is justice denied” is frequently quoted, it’s rarely taken seriously by South African lawyers. Even some judges seem to ignore the dictates of justice.But in this case the ...

Diary of a wayfarer in London

Diary of a wayfarer in London

The sole purpose of this missive is to excite jealousy in the hearts of readers who have suffered less-than-joyous holidays in recent times. Okay, let’s not have any violence – we also offer ...

Transformation

Transformation

Maiden overs could take on a whole new meaning. If a black male spin bowler burst on to the scene with the talent of Shane Warne, he would be fast-tracked straight into the Proteas. ...

UPDATE: Drag act

UPDATE: Drag act

Nissan tries to wear claimant down by delaying response after their best offer being a derisory R20,000 refund on an almost R200,000 bill. Back in June 2011 we reported how Ivan Visée was very happy ...

Books: Singing the blues

Books: Singing the blues

Roger Lucey’s journey back from rock bottom BACK IN FROM THE ANGER (Jacana) by Roger Lucey ...

Know your place 'ksê

Know your place 'ksê

Of course everything on God’s Earth has a time, a place and a purpose, it goes without saying. It just gets a bit complicated finding what is where and when, that’s all, because ...

Classified ads #161 March 2013

Classified ads #161 March 2013

OVERSEAS HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION ♦ LOCAL HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION ♦ PROPERTY FOR SALE ♦ PROPERTY TO LET ♦ PROPERTY SERVICES ♦ SERVICES ♦ FOR SALE ♦ WANTED ♦  LEGAL, INSURANCE & FINANCIAL ♦ PERSONAL ...