Devious dealings at Resilient

Devious dealings at Resilient

Why are Stanlib, Old Mutual and Investec keeping shtum? Various recent reports by an anonymous investigator – containing a stream of damning information about the directors and senior management of JSE-listed Resilient group – have been circulating recently among property brokers and institutional investors. Noseweek has copies and has begun checking the information in them. All of it, so far, has proved correct – plus some!

NOTES: Property giveaway

NOTES: Property giveaway

So I get a call, end of last year, from a lawyer with good news. The property agent has secured a buyer for my flat at a giveaway price – R25k. I accept, sign and wait for my boodle. Lawyer calls me a few minutes ago saying the buyer is pulling out of the deal. He just went to the flat to check out what’s what and he almost gets murdered by the occupiers. Says his life is worth more. Occupiers have hijacked the entire building, not just my flat. Two years ago they threatened to kill me when I tried to collect rent. Told me never to return. I didn’t.

UPDATE: Slimmer as ekke

UPDATE: Slimmer as ekke

We’ve written about Schulphoek before – the appalling decision of the Overstrand Municipality in Hermanus to sell land adjacent to Zwelihle township to facilitation company Rabcav to develop an up ...

SA Eagle by any other name smells as foul

SA Eagle by any other name smells as foul

They may hide behind their new name, Zurich Insurance Company SA Ltd, but they're still the same vultures. Intriguing that after fire razed Ye Olde Bell Pub in Somerset West two Zurich representatives; unregistered fire investigator, Gary Kemp; and Adrian J Kennedy, director of law firm Everinghams, all arrived to visit the fire scene even before the police investigations were concluded.

From star to starvation

From star to starvation

How was the horse-whisperer's gelding left to die in misery? In life, the horse called Spear of Destiny brought joy to his three owners as well as to horse-racing fanatics, none of whom would have expected his demise to have been so horrific, wasting away in misery until his starvation was so far advanced that he had to be put down.

Be rude, and die!

Be rude, and die!

Next time you have to call an ambulance, watch your mouth!  With luck you’ll never need to call the Metro Emergency Medical Services of the Cape Winelands for an ambulance. If you do, be sure to grovel to the poorly trained and extremely thin-skinned phone operators or you may get appalling treatment.

A small-time cook

A small-time cook

Herbert Derendinger of the infamous Crookery School is not just a polished liar and fraudster but also an arrogant petty thief. De Beers sacks the lightfingered chef who acquired a taste for pilfering and several items of kitchen equipment and implements belonging to the mine were unearthed in his home. 

Teen muscles to be tested in court

Teen muscles to be tested in court

A Saturday night party for teenagers, held at the Bryanston mansion of Peter Moyo, millionaire chairman of Vodacom, ended with an attack by ripped schoolboys leaving a partygoer dentally challenged.

The Reserve Bank blinks first

The Reserve Bank blinks first

An American may get away with the theft of SA technology - while the High Court ducks major legal implications. Horrified at the number of deaths caused by domestic burners, retired Professor Colin Vale invented a paraffin stove that would automatically extinguish its flames if it tipped over. He filed a South African patent application, but couldn't afford to patent worldwide.

Hello? Is anybody out there?

Hello? Is anybody out there?

The Speaker’s failure to respond to Mario Ambrosini’s pleas for a parliamentary hearing have sparked legal proceedings and you know that feeling you get when dealing with a government department: nothing works as it should, and the rules count for zilch. As for complaining, you may as well spit into the wind. But it seems even the honourable MPs have to put up with this sort of thing.

Hunt Club

Hunt Club

Apartheid-style posses are bent on preserving their gun-wielding ways, and they've picked on jackals to justify their cause and just what is it that causes a certain breed of man in a traditionally patriarchal society to scurry for his gun at the site of a wild animal?

The Big Clean

The Big Clean

Predators to the slaughter - all to protect a few lambs. Pressure was being applied to issue blanket destruction permits in some farming districts and a flimsy phone toll has not fooled the experts. 

Who pulled the trigger?

Who pulled the trigger?

Gossip is rife over the last days of the brilliant brain behind the 2010 World Cup marketing campaign. Fresh questions have arisen as to why – and, even, by whose hand – John Lane died ...
 
Devious dealings at Resilient

Devious dealings at Resilient

Why are Stanlib, Old Mutual and Investec keeping shtum? Various recent reports by an anonymous investigator – containing a stream of damning information about the directors and senior management of JSE-listed Resilient group – have ...

NOTES: Property giveaway

NOTES: Property giveaway

So I get a call, end of last year, from a lawyer with good news. The property agent has secured a buyer for my flat at a giveaway price – R25k. I accept, sign and wait for my boodle. ...

UPDATE: Slimmer as ekke

UPDATE: Slimmer as ekke

We’ve written about Schulphoek before – the appalling decision of the Overstrand Municipality in Hermanus to sell land adjacent to Zwelihle township to facilitation company Rabcav to develop an upmarket seaside estate that will deprive ...

SA Eagle by any other name smells as foul

SA Eagle by any other name smells as foul

They may hide behind their new name, Zurich Insurance Company SA Ltd, but they're still the same vultures. Intriguing that after fire razed Ye Olde Bell Pub in Somerset West two Zurich representatives; unregistered fire investigator, ...

From star to starvation

From star to starvation

How was the horse-whisperer's gelding left to die in misery? In life, the horse called Spear of Destiny brought joy to his three owners as well as to horse-racing fanatics, none of whom would have ...

Be rude, and die!

Be rude, and die!

Next time you have to call an ambulance, watch your mouth!  With luck you’ll never need to call the Metro Emergency Medical Services of the Cape Winelands for an ambulance. If you do, be sure ...

A small-time cook

A small-time cook

Herbert Derendinger of the infamous Crookery School is not just a polished liar and fraudster but also an arrogant petty thief. De Beers sacks the lightfingered chef who acquired a taste for pilfering and several items of ...

Teen muscles to be tested in court

Teen muscles to be tested in court

A Saturday night party for teenagers, held at the Bryanston mansion of Peter Moyo, millionaire chairman of Vodacom, ended with an attack by ripped schoolboys leaving a partygoer dentally challenged. ...

The Reserve Bank blinks first

The Reserve Bank blinks first

An American may get away with the theft of SA technology - while the High Court ducks major legal implications. Horrified at the number of deaths caused by domestic burners, retired Professor Colin Vale invented ...

Hello? Is anybody out there?

Hello? Is anybody out there?

The Speaker’s failure to respond to Mario Ambrosini’s pleas for a parliamentary hearing have sparked legal proceedings and you know that feeling you get when dealing with a government department: nothing works as it should, ...

Hunt Club

Hunt Club

Apartheid-style posses are bent on preserving their gun-wielding ways, and they've picked on jackals to justify their cause and just what is it that causes a certain breed of man in a traditionally patriarchal society ...

The Big Clean

The Big Clean

Predators to the slaughter - all to protect a few lambs. Pressure was being applied to issue blanket destruction permits in some farming districts and a flimsy phone toll has not fooled the experts.  ...

Books: Ever the twain shan't meet

Books: Ever the twain shan't meet

Len Ashton reviews Why the West Rules - For Now by Ian Morris ...