SAILING CLOSE TO THE WIND

Hasso Plattner donated R1.2 million at the last minute to''save' the Cape-to-Rio yacht race. But the usual festivities - traditionally the biggest on the SA yachting calendar - were muted this year, apparently by a lack of funds. So where did Plattner's moolah go?


Please note: David Gant - a director of Boating Partners (Pty) Ltd - has called on noseweek to dispute some of the facts and imputations in this story. "There was no pocketing of dosh by anybody" Gant told us. We'll be looking at the story again, and following up in the next issue.

 

THE PAIR OF US

Cousins Nkosi Patekile and Bantu - the troublesome Holomisas - talk about their relationship and how it has weathered political upheavals.

NOTES: Everybody chill

TRADE MARKS VERSUS FREE SPEECH

"EVERYBODY, CHILL" says US judge.

March saw another setback for trademark attorneys in their campaign to take over the world. The United States supreme court confirmed a lower court ruling that the US First Amendment – which governs freedom of speech – trumps trademark law when an artistic work uses a trademark to poke fun at the product it identifies.

The dispute in question has remarkable similarities to the case reported in noseweek in which Justin Nurse and his Laugh It Off T-shirts mocked the ads of various South African corporations.

BURNT BY STANBIC

Gangsters took potshots at his suburban home, and then firebombed it. But that was just the start of Edgars' accountant Chris Crowthier's troubles. He still had to deal with his insurers, Stanbic.

THE FRAME AFFAIR - A TRUST BETRAYED

The dismemberment of the once vast Frame business empire revolved around the greed and venality of a small group that was aided and abetted by the likes of SA's 'Mr Clean', Mervyn King, and Sydney Kentridge SC, who applied themselves to subverting Philip Frame's wish to protect the tens of thousands of jobs he had created.

NOTES: A whiff of desperation

The enquiry into the liquidation of Midtown Buildin ...

NOTES: No truck with fraudsters

Since our last report on the Stannic-Terrafin fraud saga, it has been action stations at Standard Bank. Dave Brown, Standard’s MD of Business Banking, who sanctioned the cover-up of Terrafin’s fu ...

NOTES: Arms-deal muck

Lieutenant General Lambert Moloi of the SANDF is also a director of state-owned arms manufacturer Denel. He is chairman of Schabir Shaik’s controversial company African Defence Systems (ADS) as well, and, of course, brother-in-law of the late great Joe Modise, minister of defence at the time when everything that matters on the arms acquisition front was happening.


THE FRAME AFFAIR - A TRUST BETRAYED

The dismemberment of the once vast Frame business empire revolved around the greed and venality of a small group that was aided and abetted by the likes of SA's 'Mr Clean', Mervyn King, and Sydney ...
 

SAILING CLOSE TO THE WIND

Hasso Plattner donated R1.2 million at the last minute to''save' the Cape-to-Rio yacht race. But the usual festivities - traditionally the biggest on the SA yachting calendar - were muted this year, apparently by a ...

THE PAIR OF US

Cousins Nkosi Patekile and Bantu - the troublesome Holomisas - talk about their relationship and how it has weathered political upheavals. ...

NOTES: Everybody chill

TRADE MARKS VERSUS FREE SPEECH "EVERYBODY, CHILL" says US judge. March saw another setback for trademark attorneys in their campaign to take over the world. The United States supreme court confirmed a lower court ruling ...

BURNT BY STANBIC

Gangsters took potshots at his suburban home, and then firebombed it. But that was just the start of Edgars' accountant Chris Crowthier's troubles. He still had to deal with his insurers, Stanbic. ...

THE FRAME AFFAIR - A TRUST BETRAYED

The dismemberment of the once vast Frame business empire revolved around the greed and venality of a small group that was aided and abetted by the likes of SA's 'Mr Clean', Mervyn King, and Sydney ...

NOTES: A whiff of desperation

The enquiry into the liquidation of Midtown Buildin ... ...

NOTES: No truck with fraudsters

Since our last report on the Stannic-Terrafin fraud saga, it has been action stations at Standard Bank. Dave Brown, Standard’s MD of Business Banking, who sanctioned the cover-up of Terrafin’s fuel card fraud, has “elected to leave the ...

NOTES: Arms-deal muck

Lieutenant General Lambert Moloi of the SANDF is also a director of state-owned arms manufacturer Denel. He is chairman of Schabir Shaik’s controversial company African Defence Systems (ADS) as well, and, of course, brother-in-law of the late great Joe ...