Fake news and Gaddafi's loot: two great pre-election spoilers

Fake news and Gaddafi's loot: two great pre-election spoilers

Noseweek didn’t get the $30m (R417,000,000) version of the Zuma / King Mswati II I /Muammar Gaddafi / Nkandla treasure story. That went to the Sunday Times which splashed it on their front page.  Noseweek got an even more implausible $24trillion one. Yes, US$24,000,000,000,000. And mind your naughts: that’s R333,600,000.000.000!

A landslide disaster

A landslide disaster

Mossel Bay homeowners sue authorities over wrecked homes.

Sixty-two owners of properties in what used to be upmarket residential developments in Mossel Bay will soon be heading to court, claiming R200 million in damages from the Premier of the Western Cape and from the Mossel Bay Municipality. A third respondent is the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)

In September 2016 the Mossel Bay Municipality told residents of Seemeeupark, Seemeeuvlug and Tuscan Village in Hartenbos that they had seven days to evacuate their properties after huge cracks had started to appear in buildings and roads in the area the previous year.

Rogue unit WhatsApps that clinch it

Rogue unit WhatsApps that clinch it

Yes, it’s true, SARS did have a covert rogue unit. For years – unchecked and its existence officially denied – a group of high-tech specialists and former state spooks tapped phones and intercep ...

Bungle justice

Bungle justice

Along the way the matter sank into a morass of ridiculousness, a comedy of errors, a parody of dodgy endeavours masquerading as justice being seen to be done.

In November last year Noseweek posed the following rhetorical question about South Africa’s  justice system in an editorial: “Whether the accused are guilty or not, when a criminal prosecution has been in process for 16 years, isn’t it time to question the morality, the sanity of it all? That’s apart from questioning the competence of the prosecution, or reckoning the outrageous cost to the accused and the taxpayer.”

Trustees of posterity?

Trustees of posterity?

A look into the minds of the new political generation.

Four young, up-and-coming politicians speak their minds about the state of the nation and their personal dreams ahead of the May elections.

Jürgen Witt, Museum Man of Tzaneen

Jürgen Witt, Museum Man of Tzaneen

Born 26/08/1930 Charlottenburg (Berlin), Germany – died 03/01/2019 Tzaneen, South Africa.

Despite having led a remarkably varied and eventful life, Jürgen Witt seemed destined to be a forgotten man who died in a forgotten corner of South Africa – but Noseweek could not allow that to happen.

Racist Maritzburg magistrate in hot water again

Racist Maritzburg magistrate in hot water again

Pietermaritzburg magistrate Ashin Singh, who is facing the possibility of being sacked from the bench after a plethora of complaints laid against him, has landed himself in hot water once again. This time he told a public meeting that “the only black Africans who are at the same level as Indians, whites and coloureds in terms of work ethic are Zimbabweans”.

UPDATE:  A  curious undervaluation

UPDATE: A curious undervaluation

Why would Johannesburg’s  city council settle for an undervaluation of the property at 100 Grayston Drive?

Over a period of five years, and after notching up 30 bus trips, countless nights in Johannesburg backpacker hostels and many evening strolls through the City of Gold’s upmarket suburbs, Howick-based rates crusader Rob McLaren is trying to have nearly the entire richest square mile in Africa, and its neighbours, revalued.

UPDATE:Public Protector finally nails those responsible for Killer Quantums

UPDATE:Public Protector finally nails those responsible for Killer Quantums

In August last year Noseweek exposed the shocking practice that non-compliant Toyota Quantum fake minibus taxis – which were in fact converted Toyota Quantum panel vans – had been allowed to bypass the safety standards and specifications that are compulsory for any other passenger vehicles on South African roads (nose226).

Noseweek’s source, former Absa banker Hennie de Beer, had compiled evidence of no fewer than 165 major road accidents involving illegal Quantum panel-van taxis – until he was blocked from accessing the website on which the accidents were recorded.

Who called Iqbal what?!

Who called Iqbal what?!

It was late afternoon on the 27th of November 2014 and Tony Weaver paused and looked back at the Cape Times newsroom which he was leaving after having served as one of its most respected reporters and columnists for close on a quarter of century.

The new editor, Gasant Abarder and his deputy, Aneez Salie, who had worked assiduously to drive out Weaver and other long-serving white staff members, had not organised the farewell party which was customary on such occasions and had not acknowledged his departure.

He heard the ping of an incoming email on his computer and hesitated for a moment, then he turned back.

BREAKING  NEWS: Transnet: Managers' kids to be investigated in new lifestyle audits

BREAKING NEWS: Transnet: Managers' kids to be investigated in new lifestyle audits

Spouses and children of Transnet’s management-grade employees are being lined up for investigation in a controversial new round of lifestyle audits in the corruption-ridden parastatal. The drastic measure to scrutinise entire families is revealed in an internal memorandum from acting group chief executive Tau Morwe in the possession of Noseweek.


 
Free State capture and the 'cattle thief'

Free State capture and the 'cattle thief'

An extract from Gangster State:  Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture by Pieter-Louis Myburgh. What ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule did to earn his terrible reputation.   ...
 
Fake news and Gaddafi's loot: two great pre-election spoilers

Fake news and Gaddafi's loot: two great pre-election spoilers

Noseweek didn’t get the $30m (R417,000,000) version of the Zuma / King Mswati II I /Muammar Gaddafi / Nkandla treasure story. That went to the Sunday Times which splashed it on their front ...

A landslide disaster

A landslide disaster

Mossel Bay homeowners sue authorities over wrecked homes. Sixty-two owners of properties in what used to be upmarket residential developments in Mossel Bay will soon be heading to court, claiming R200 million in ...

Rogue unit WhatsApps that clinch it

Rogue unit WhatsApps that clinch it

Yes, it’s true, SARS did have a covert rogue unit. For years – unchecked and its existence officially denied – a group of high-tech specialists and former state spooks tapped phones and intercepted communications in ...

Bungle justice

Bungle justice

Along the way the matter sank into a morass of ridiculousness, a comedy of errors, a parody of dodgy endeavours masquerading as justice being seen to be done. In November last year Noseweek posed ...

Trustees of posterity?

Trustees of posterity?

A look into the minds of the new political generation. Four young, up-and-coming politicians speak their minds about the state of the nation and their personal dreams ahead of the May elections. ...

Jürgen Witt, Museum Man of Tzaneen

Jürgen Witt, Museum Man of Tzaneen

Born 26/08/1930 Charlottenburg (Berlin), Germany – died 03/01/2019 Tzaneen, South Africa. Despite having led a remarkably varied and eventful life, Jürgen Witt seemed destined to be a forgotten man who died in a forgotten corner ...

Racist Maritzburg magistrate in hot water again

Racist Maritzburg magistrate in hot water again

Pietermaritzburg magistrate Ashin Singh, who is facing the possibility of being sacked from the bench after a plethora of complaints laid against him, has landed himself in hot water once again. This time ...

UPDATE:  A  curious undervaluation

UPDATE: A curious undervaluation

Why would Johannesburg’s  city council settle for an undervaluation of the property at 100 Grayston Drive? Over a period of five years, and after notching up 30 bus trips, countless nights in Johannesburg backpacker hostels ...

UPDATE:Public Protector finally nails those responsible for Killer Quantums

UPDATE:Public Protector finally nails those responsible for Killer Quantums

In August last year Noseweek exposed the shocking practice that non-compliant Toyota Quantum fake minibus taxis – which were in fact converted Toyota Quantum panel vans – had been allowed to bypass the ...

Who called Iqbal what?!

Who called Iqbal what?!

It was late afternoon on the 27th of November 2014 and Tony Weaver paused and looked back at the Cape Times newsroom which he was leaving after having served as one of its most ...