Between dreams and reality

Louise Kennedy nails Sharemax for selling her a property investment under false pretences

Louise Kennedy of Bloemfontein invested in Oxford Gate Holdings – a Sharemax controlled property syndicate – in November 2005.

By early this year she was decidedly unhappy with the performance of her shares, and raised her concerns with Sharemax, but was given the cold shoulder. After sitting back for a couple of weeks, she decided to do her own research.

Sticky little fingers

Sticky little fingers

The lying, thieving senior magistrate


There’s some most extraordinary news on the Standard Wank front!

Who can forget our story (nose40, August 2002) of how Standard Bank had a sense of humour failure when they saw Justin Nurse’s Standard Wank parody T-shirt which read “Standard Wank, Simpler, Better, Faster”?

Where does Fund's R19m-a-day income go?

Where does Fund's R19m-a-day income go?

Court challenge may lead to payout of billions

Tens of thousands of road accident victims, most of them poverty-stricken, are being cheated of long-term medical and hospital treatment because of a policy adopted by the state’s Road Accident Fund.

Now this policy is being challenged in court. If the curator acting for 56-year-old brain-damaged Walter Mkhize succeeds in having the fund’s interpretation of Section 17(4)(a) of the Road Accident Fund Act declared unconstitutional, the RAF may be forced to stump up billions to claimants who have been unable to get the medical treatment they are entitled to.

Tiananmen Square? No, Checkers

Tiananmen Square? No, Checkers

Fatcats and citizens are squaring up in the Battle of Hermanus

Shoprite Checkers CEO Whitey Basson had to quietly flee the scene of a ceremonial handover of land in Hermanus last month. Jeering protesters – many of them furious pensioners – let the mayor and his friends know what they thought of having a Checkers branch in their midst. Basson headed out in his Lexus only minutes after his arrival, when a front-end loader had repeatedly “charged” the angry residents. A sod-turning with a difference!

Sleuths without a clue

Sleuths without a clue

Forensics get the blame, but maybe it's the cops' fault

Are the Saps Forensic Laboratory Services (FLS) in disarray due to a lack of skilled and experienced staff? Such seems to be the public perception, created in large part by stories of state prosecutors repeatedly seeking adjournments while waiting for forensic reports to arrive.

Fort Beaufort's not-so-blonde sheriff

Fort Beaufort's not-so-blonde sheriff

Fire breathing on the Eastern Frontier

In nose97 we reported how a Fort Beaufort sheriff misled the courts and aided Standard Bank lawyers in wrongfully dispossessing Arrie Johannes of his modest home.

Well the sheriff has come out breathing fire, in the form of an email: “Unless their (sic) is a full retraction from yourselves in the next edition of noseweek you will be faced with a lawsuit from not only myself, Hanesworth and Nienaber and Wheeldon Rushmere and Cole. Instead of writing what is told to you by one person, it would be advisable to get both sides of the story, and print the correct facts.”

Mean Absa abuses kids' charity

Mean Absa abuses kids' charity

Bank refuses to hand over promised R50 000

Absa is refusing to hand over the R50 000 it promised a children’s charity more than a year ago because it is doesn’t believe it’s getting enough mileage out of the deal.
The donation, to the Teddy Bear Clinic for abused kids in Parktown, Johannesburg, was negotiated by the Medical Students’ Council at Wits as part of the preparations for its annual charity ball.

Wolves at the door

Wolves at the door

Investing in property finance is not as safe as houses. Fedbond has been breaking the law and ripping off its investors, mostly pensioners, for years. Four years ago the Financial Services Board launched a major investigation into ...
 

Between dreams and reality

Louise Kennedy nails Sharemax for selling her a property investment under false pretences Louise Kennedy of Bloemfontein invested in Oxford Gate Holdings – a Sharemax controlled property syndicate – in November 2005. By early this year she ...

Sticky little fingers

Sticky little fingers

The lying, thieving senior magistrate There’s some most extraordinary news on the Standard Wank front! Who can forget our story (nose40, August 2002) of how Standard Bank had a sense of humour failure when they saw Justin Nurse’s Standard ...

Where does Fund's R19m-a-day income go?

Where does Fund's R19m-a-day income go?

Court challenge may lead to payout of billions Tens of thousands of road accident victims, most of them poverty-stricken, are being cheated of long-term medical and hospital treatment because of a policy adopted by the state’s Road Accident ...

Tiananmen Square? No, Checkers

Tiananmen Square? No, Checkers

Fatcats and citizens are squaring up in the Battle of Hermanus Shoprite Checkers CEO Whitey Basson had to quietly flee the scene of a ceremonial handover of land in Hermanus last month. Jeering protesters – many of them ...

Sleuths without a clue

Sleuths without a clue

Forensics get the blame, but maybe it's the cops' fault Are the Saps Forensic Laboratory Services (FLS) in disarray due to a lack of skilled and experienced staff? Such seems to be the public perception, created in large ...

Fort Beaufort's not-so-blonde sheriff

Fort Beaufort's not-so-blonde sheriff

Fire breathing on the Eastern Frontier In nose97 we reported how a Fort Beaufort sheriff misled the courts and aided Standard Bank lawyers in wrongfully dispossessing Arrie Johannes of his modest home. Well the sheriff has come out breathing ...

Mean Absa abuses kids' charity

Mean Absa abuses kids' charity

Bank refuses to hand over promised R50 000 Absa is refusing to hand over the R50 000 it promised a children’s charity more than a year ago because it is doesn’t believe it’s getting enough mileage out of ...