Tony Blair: BAe's errand boy?

Tony Blair: BAe's errand boy?

The support given by the UK authorities to peddlers of weapons far surpasses the assistance given to any other business, writes George Monbiot. See also The SA connection; Gainful Employment & That Tender Touch in this issue.

The South African connection

In 1998, when the arms deals were negotiated, the SAAF had no need for a new fighter aircraft, having taken delivery in 1997 of 38 top-of-the-range Cheetah C fighters. See also BAe's errand boy; Gainful Employment & That Tender Touch all in this issue.
Gainful employment

Gainful employment

The appointment of two former public servants to private-sector jobs would be regarded as corrupt in many countries. See also BAe's errand boy; The SA connection and That Tender Touch also in this issue

That tender touch

SA navy chief, Vice Admiral Johannes Mudimu, claimed in a recent interview about the country’s controversial arms deal that the Navy had merely “stated its requirements”, and from there the matter had been taken forward by other government agencies. See also BAe's errand boy; The SA connection and Gainful Employment also in this issue. 
Something blue at Something Fishy

Something blue at Something Fishy

When cops shrugged and said there was nothing they could do about a bunch of con artists selling worthless pieces of glass, as tanzanite – for a few hundred thousand bucks apiece – a pair of amateur sleuths arranged their own counter-sting
Drunk and disorderly

Drunk and disorderly

A Johannesburg businesswoman says that friends in high places helped Free State director of public prosecutions – and heavy drinker – Brink Ferreira, to have her evicted from their Bloemfontein home
The unkindest cut

The unkindest cut

A Pretoria woman was left paralysed after her surgeon botched a routine operation
Beware Greeks bearing graft

Beware Greeks bearing graft

ANC bigwigs involved in the consortium that will run the national lottery deny knowledge of the tainted history of their ‘technical’ partner, Intralot, or its owner, tycoon and former Stasi agent Socrates Kokkalis
Go to cell!

Go to cell!


Legal gloves off in gym dispute

Legal gloves off in gym dispute

In August, after months of delay, trial was due to start in fitness trainer Jenny Reichlin’s R1.2m damages claim against Legacy Group’s multi-millionaire head Bart Dorrestein. But deputy judge president of Johannesburg High Court, Phineas Mojapelo (see box on opposite page), handed down an unusual order, in fact one that advocates consider unprecedented
Prophet and loss

Prophet and loss

Unknown to adoring acolytes in Centurion, diamond- dealing Pastor Hennie Hancke (above) is a disgraced insolvent

GUS

  GUS 
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  "If we were living in a better world, I'm sure we wouldn't know it."
 
Harold Strachan

Harold Strachan

Floys, monkeys etc IF YOU GO about two blocks straight down this street, says Merv, architect, Inspector of Things in Newcastle, New South Wales, you will come upon a nice old Victorian pub. ...

COVER STORY: SA Rugby shafts Spears

COVER STORY: SA Rugby shafts Spears

Although the people of the Eastern Cape have been running the country for the past 12 years, they’re no match for the old guard when it comes to rugby – and hanging on to the ...
 
Tony Blair: BAe's errand boy?

Tony Blair: BAe's errand boy?

The support given by the UK authorities to peddlers of weapons far surpasses the assistance given to any other business, writes George Monbiot. See also The SA connection; Gainful Employment & That Tender Touch in this ...

The South African connection

In 1998, when the arms deals were negotiated, the SAAF had no need for a new fighter aircraft, having taken delivery in 1997 of 38 top-of-the-range Cheetah C fighters. See also BAe's errand boy; Gainful ...

Gainful employment

Gainful employment

The appointment of two former public servants to private-sector jobs would be regarded as corrupt in many countries. See also BAe's errand boy; The SA connection and That Tender Touch also in this issue ...

That tender touch

SA navy chief, Vice Admiral Johannes Mudimu, claimed in a recent interview about the country’s controversial arms deal that the Navy had merely “stated its requirements”, and from there the matter had been taken forward ...

Something blue at Something Fishy

Something blue at Something Fishy

When cops shrugged and said there was nothing they could do about a bunch of con artists selling worthless pieces of glass, as tanzanite – for a few hundred thousand bucks apiece – a pair ...

Drunk and disorderly

Drunk and disorderly

A Johannesburg businesswoman says that friends in high places helped Free State director of public prosecutions – and heavy drinker – Brink Ferreira, to have her evicted from their Bloemfontein home ...

The unkindest cut

The unkindest cut

A Pretoria woman was left paralysed after her surgeon botched a routine operation ...

Beware Greeks bearing graft

Beware Greeks bearing graft

ANC bigwigs involved in the consortium that will run the national lottery deny knowledge of the tainted history of their ‘technical’ partner, Intralot, or its owner, tycoon and former Stasi agent Socrates Kokkalis ...

Go to cell!

Go to cell!

...

Legal gloves off in gym dispute

Legal gloves off in gym dispute

In August, after months of delay, trial was due to start in fitness trainer Jenny Reichlin’s R1.2m damages claim against Legacy Group’s multi-millionaire head Bart Dorrestein. But deputy judge president of Johannesburg High Court, Phineas ...

Prophet and loss

Prophet and loss

Unknown to adoring acolytes in Centurion, diamond- dealing Pastor Hennie Hancke (above) is a disgraced insolvent ...

GUS

  GUS      "If we were living in a better world, I'm sure we wouldn't know it."  ...

Harold Strachan

Harold Strachan

Floys, monkeys etc IF YOU GO about two blocks straight down this street, says Merv, architect, Inspector of Things in Newcastle, New South Wales, you will come upon a nice old Victorian pub. There you can sit ...