NOTES: Yengeni urged mates to keep mum

NOTES: Yengeni urged mates to keep mum

So, all those years back,  Noseweek was right: last month the Mail & Guardian reported that German detectives had found documentary evidence to show that ANC luminary Tony Yengeni signed a R6-million bribe agreement with an arms bidder while he headed Parliament's joint standing committee on defence in 1995.

Featured letter: Anti-GMO horror stories are just mumbo-jumbo

Featured letter: Anti-GMO horror stories are just mumbo-jumbo

"Your article on GMO and Monsanto is superstitious mumbo-jumbo based on horror stories by inferior 'researchers'. Ask yourself: Why is the anti-GMO stance not witnessed in the mainstream community?" So writes David de V Murray, a Grain Merchant from Stellenbosch.

But the debate's not nearly over. Check the Editor's response and a news follow-up which suggest all's not going Monsanto's way in Europe and Japan.

Wrong walk to freedom

Wrong walk to freedom

South Africa needs to re-examine the myths of the  liberation struggle, says historian Stephen Ellis.

The other day I climbed Constitution Hill to witness what promised to be the most vicious political brawl since the Second World War, when Commies and fascists routinely moered each other on the steps of Johannesburg City Hall. This event was hosted by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, associated with what remains of the old Communist movement in Germany.

The audience consisted largely of middle-aged uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veterans, with a smattering of left-wing academics.

Trust me, I'm a financial planner

Trust me, I'm a financial planner

Gavin Foster reports how a renowned British author is among those talked out of their life savings by smooth-tongued advisor, Peter Ronald who, between commutes to London, leads a luxurious life in South Africa on his Blueberry Hill wine farm in Franschhoek.

British author and columnist James Delingpole and freelance journalist Anna Bruning are, like most writers, avid readers. Pity, then, that they didn’t read what the author of Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith, had to say about financial advisors: “As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.”

The Death Squad that wasn't

The Death Squad that wasn't

The State’s case in the Cato Manor scandal is likely to be as shockingly farcical as its attempts have been to deny the arrested police officers bail. At the same time, the award-winning Sunday Times exposé of an alleged police “death squad” based at Cato Manor in KwaZulu-Natal is rapidly falling apart.

ASA run-around drags on

ASA run-around drags on

ASA board member Laraine Lane, who suffered collateral damage in the 2009 Caster Semenya sex-testing controversy, has remained suspended despite official inquiries having exonerated her of any financial wrongdoing and having found that she acted correctly over Semenya.

The suspension imposed on Lane means she is barred from working in any sport. In desperation she has brought a high court application to order Sascoc to set aside her suspension.

Abused children suffer the law's delays

Abused children suffer the law's delays

Childline has applied to the Northern Cape High Court for an order reinstating Regional Court magistrate Pumelele Hole for long enough to allow him to complete his part-heard matters. Childline is very concerned that his suspension will have adverse consequences for a number of children.

Hole’s “misconduct” relates to his managing to get on the wrong side of Khandilizwe Nqadala, who not only has powerful connections in the Northern Cape police and with local ANC supremo John Block, but who is also President of the Regional Court of the Northern Cape, and therefore Hole’s boss.

20 years of Noseweek

20 years of Noseweek

And we're still here giving you "the news you're not supposed to know"

Take Cover

Take Cover

Can you believe it! Noseweek is 20 years old this month!

In a special feature, Noseweek founder and editor, Martin Welz, tells where it came from, recalls some outrageous events on the journey - and invites you to join the ride into the future.

Letters from the first 20 issues

Letters from the first 20 issues

Through the years, Noseweek has relied heavily on its readers for their support, their criticism and their story ideas. Nowhere is this better reflected than in the vibrant letters pages. From the out ...

Sport or religion?

Sport or religion?

That’s the thing about short trips abroad:  To know South Africa, spend an hour in a Frankfurt departure lounge listening to meaty creatures in flipflops talking mostly about something called Rukh-bee...

UPDATE: Rogue wheat imperils US exports

UPDATE: Rogue wheat imperils US exports

The recent discovery in the US of a Monsanto herbicide-resistant GM strain of wheat that was never approved by the agriculture department (USDA), has imperilled US wheat exports.

UPDATE: Joy short-lived for village hotelier

UPDATE: Joy short-lived for village hotelier

When Nigel Owles heard that the man who had moved into his Rhodes Hotel –  leaving him to live in a borrowed caravan 500 metres away  – had lost his petition to the Supreme Court of Appeal against a second eviction order, he was thrilled that his four-year ordeal was over. 

His joy was, however, short-lived.

UPDATE: If you gotta go, you gotta go

UPDATE: If you gotta go, you gotta go

Attorneys threaten to ‘seek relief’ over Noseweek story

NOTES: Just what the Doctor ordered

NOTES: Just what the Doctor ordered

Just what the Doctor ordered.  Internationally celebrated cartoonist Dr Jack, who regularly adorns Noseweek’s covers, has won first prize in the Fifth Global Cartoon Contest.

At last: Arms Deal secrets bubble to the surface

At last: Arms Deal secrets bubble to the surface

Noseweek gives you the full, detailed account of how Tony Yengeni and Shabir Shaik were finally nailed by German investigators. Finally, rapidly, all the pieces of the Arms Deal bribes puzzle are coming together. It won’t ...
 
NOTES: Yengeni urged mates to keep mum

NOTES: Yengeni urged mates to keep mum

So, all those years back,  Noseweek was right: last month the Mail & Guardian reported that German detectives had found documentary evidence to show that ANC luminary Tony Yengeni signed a R6-million bribe agreement with ...

Featured letter: Anti-GMO horror stories are just mumbo-jumbo

Featured letter: Anti-GMO horror stories are just mumbo-jumbo

"Your article on GMO and Monsanto is superstitious mumbo-jumbo based on horror stories by inferior 'researchers'. Ask yourself: Why is the anti-GMO stance not witnessed in the mainstream community?" So writes David de ...

Wrong walk to freedom

Wrong walk to freedom

South Africa needs to re-examine the myths of the  liberation struggle, says historian Stephen Ellis. The other day I climbed Constitution Hill to witness what promised to be the most vicious political brawl since the ...

Trust me, I'm a financial planner

Trust me, I'm a financial planner

Gavin Foster reports how a renowned British author is among those talked out of their life savings by smooth-tongued advisor, Peter Ronald who, between commutes to London, leads a luxurious life in South ...

The Death Squad that wasn't

The Death Squad that wasn't

The State’s case in the Cato Manor scandal is likely to be as shockingly farcical as its attempts have been to deny the arrested police officers bail. At the same time, the award-winning Sunday Times exposé of ...

ASA run-around drags on

ASA run-around drags on

ASA board member Laraine Lane, who suffered collateral damage in the 2009 Caster Semenya sex-testing controversy, has remained suspended despite official inquiries having exonerated her of any financial wrongdoing and having found ...

Abused children suffer the law's delays

Abused children suffer the law's delays

Childline has applied to the Northern Cape High Court for an order reinstating Regional Court magistrate Pumelele Hole for long enough to allow him to complete his part-heard matters. Childline is very concerned ...

20 years of Noseweek

20 years of Noseweek

And we're still here giving you "the news you're not supposed to know" ...

Take Cover

Take Cover

Can you believe it! Noseweek is 20 years old this month! In a special feature, Noseweek founder and editor, Martin Welz, tells where it came from, recalls some outrageous events on the journey - and invites ...

Letters from the first 20 issues

Letters from the first 20 issues

Through the years, Noseweek has relied heavily on its readers for their support, their criticism and their story ideas. Nowhere is this better reflected than in the vibrant letters pages. From the outset, readers have ...

Sport or religion?

Sport or religion?

That’s the thing about short trips abroad:  To know South Africa, spend an hour in a Frankfurt departure lounge listening to meaty creatures in flipflops talking mostly about something called Rukh-bee... ...

Books: Exorcising the ghoul

Books: Exorcising the ghoul

Tales my mother never told me... Len Ashton reviews She Left Me the Gun by Emma Brockes (Faber and Faber) ...

UPDATE: Rogue wheat imperils US exports

UPDATE: Rogue wheat imperils US exports

The recent discovery in the US of a Monsanto herbicide-resistant GM strain of wheat that was never approved by the agriculture department (USDA), has imperilled US wheat exports. ...

UPDATE: Joy short-lived for village hotelier

UPDATE: Joy short-lived for village hotelier

When Nigel Owles heard that the man who had moved into his Rhodes Hotel –  leaving him to live in a borrowed caravan 500 metres away  – had lost his petition to the ...

UPDATE: If you gotta go, you gotta go

UPDATE: If you gotta go, you gotta go

Attorneys threaten to ‘seek relief’ over Noseweek story ...

NOTES: Just what the Doctor ordered

NOTES: Just what the Doctor ordered

Just what the Doctor ordered.  Internationally celebrated cartoonist Dr Jack, who regularly adorns Noseweek’s covers, has won first prize in the Fifth Global Cartoon Contest. ...