Book Reviews: Maisels Schmaisels!

A Life at Law: The Memoirs of IA Maisels QC.

BATTLE OVER BELLINGHAM

Maddened by the thought of huge profits, the new businessmen owners of the magnificent old Bellingham wine estate are determined to steamroller the widow Podlashuk. But the feisty 82-year-old, whose beauty and personality have inspired novels, is fighting back.

WWF: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY part 5

Why was a Nazi Prince, schooled in colonial trade and eager, desperate really, to earn a buck on the side – an enthusiastic hunter with no known commitment to nature conservation – a logical choice to lead the WWF? Part 5 of Kevin Dowling's series adapted for noseweek.

CHILWANS: THE BUS STOPS HERE

Government subsidies, empires of debt, disappearing busses, blonde mail-order brides from Kiev … we should go bankrupt like this.

FEDLIFE WON'T LET GO

THERE IS AN OLD POP SONG WITH a chorus line which runs: “please don’t take my good thing away.” It could easily serve as Fedlife’s anthem, to be sung by executive staff first thing each morning.

INVESTEC: TROUBLES HERE AND THERE

The Cape branch of Investec has run into serious difficulties - due to a spate of ill-advised and possibly fraudulent loans. So desperate is their plight that they have had to call in "Lenny the liquidator" Katz of Sonnenbergs to help them out.

DULLAH OMAR: JOBS FOR PALS

We tot up and discover the amazing number of Dullah's old pals who now have top jobs in the Public Service. Even some of his old enemies have found fair reward for making peace with him. A reborn Muslim fresh from the haj to Mecca, the old soak appears to have taken on the role of a Moses, leading his people into a very worldly promised land. His generosity has extended to making unrehabilitated drunk Norman Arendse, twice convicted of drunken driving - on both occasions resulting in fatal accidents - a judge of the Cape High Court.

BERTIE'S LANDING: WHERE THE MONEY WENT

Berties Landing in Cape Town's popular waterfront was the busiest pub in the Southern hemisphere. That didn't stop it from going bankrupt - again and again. And then there was that charitable association for promoting sailing on the high seas, presided over by Springbok sailor Bertie Reed and called the Roaring Forties. It simply, mysteriously, disappeared. The two issues, we discover, we not unrelated.

BERTIE'S LANDING: WHERE THE MONEY WENT

Berties Landing in Cape Town's popular waterfront was the busiest pub in the Southern hemisphere. That didn't stop it from going bankrupt - again and again. And then there was that charitable association for promoting ...
 

Book Reviews: Maisels Schmaisels!

A Life at Law: The Memoirs of IA Maisels QC. ...

BATTLE OVER BELLINGHAM

Maddened by the thought of huge profits, the new businessmen owners of the magnificent old Bellingham wine estate are determined to steamroller the widow Podlashuk. But the feisty 82-year-old, whose beauty and personality have inspired ...

WWF: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY part 5

Why was a Nazi Prince, schooled in colonial trade and eager, desperate really, to earn a buck on the side – an enthusiastic hunter with no known commitment to nature conservation – a logical ...

CHILWANS: THE BUS STOPS HERE

Government subsidies, empires of debt, disappearing busses, blonde mail-order brides from Kiev … we should go bankrupt like this. ...

FEDLIFE WON'T LET GO

THERE IS AN OLD POP SONG WITH a chorus line which runs: “please don’t take my good thing away.” It could easily serve as Fedlife’s anthem, to be sung by executive staff first thing ...

INVESTEC: TROUBLES HERE AND THERE

The Cape branch of Investec has run into serious difficulties - due to a spate of ill-advised and possibly fraudulent loans. So desperate is their plight that they have had to call in "Lenny the ...

DULLAH OMAR: JOBS FOR PALS

We tot up and discover the amazing number of Dullah's old pals who now have top jobs in the Public Service. Even some of his old enemies have found fair reward for making peace with ...

BERTIE'S LANDING: WHERE THE MONEY WENT

Berties Landing in Cape Town's popular waterfront was the busiest pub in the Southern hemisphere. That didn't stop it from going bankrupt - again and again. And then there was that charitable association for promoting ...