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Unfortunately we too were captured – by Covid-19 – so there haven’t been any new issues since May, but do not fear an issue will be available as soon as our editor has finished defending hims ...

BIGGEST ROBBERY OF THE WEEK 11 May 2020

BIGGEST ROBBERY OF THE WEEK 11 May 2020

Reader Roger King has brought the following intriguing information to Noseweek's attention: All lotteries were closed down by government order on 26 April as being illegal in terms of lockdown regu ...

Earth Crimes

Earth Crimes

Never let a crisis go to waste.

That may seem heartless, but the Covid-19 pandemic is both a warning and an opportunity.

It is a warning that the world is interconnected in ways that we cannot unravel.

We cannot insulate ourselves from the global threats that are a consequence of the fact that we ourselves are a virus, too lazy and selfish to see that we are destroying our host, the planetary ecosystems on which we depend to survive.

Limpopo's dirty great white elephant

Limpopo's dirty great white elephant

amaBhungane’s EarthCrimes series:

Government’s plan to develop a R40-billion Chinese-controlled energy and metallurgical industrial complex at the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone is dicey, however you look at it


The department of trade and industry (DTI) outsourced the development and management of a coal-burning, water-guzzling, capital-soaking heavy industrial zone in Limpopo to an obscure Hong Kong-based businessman, Yat Hoi Ning, who was removed as chief executive of his previous company amid allegations of misconduct and fraud.

This despite there being publicly available information on the allegations against Ning and his associates, despite no feasibility study being done on the project, and despite

UPDATE:Spar vs Spar

UPDATE:Spar vs Spar

The postponement of the Spar vs Spar court case in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg has not prevented a well-placed whistleblower from coming forward with shocking information about the food retail giant’s leadership. The information he supplied rang a bell because two owners of Spar stores had made similar claims about the conduct of the Spar Group’s CEO, Graham O’Connor.

“I am by no means a disgruntled employee; in fact the contrary is true,” our whistleblower tells Noseweek.

Bringing hope to the people

Bringing hope to the people

‘We will overcome this and we’ll realise we are a communion of nations more than we think,’ says Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Dr Thabo Makgoba

I am seated in a spacious, sunny boardroom at the official residence of the Anglican archbishops of Cape Town since 1851. At a safe distance, many metres away at the head of the table, is the Most Reverend Dr Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town.

He's no pharmaceutical genius, he's a vulture

He's no pharmaceutical genius, he's a vulture

Last month, in an 11-page letter posted on an American pharmaceutical company’s website,  Martin Shkreli called for his temporary release from a Pennsylvania prison to enable him to use his special skills “to assist in research work on Covid-19”.

American health activists have rushed to oppose his application, citing his past history, and have launched a social media campaign to gather signatures for a mass petition to ensure his application for release from prison is not allowed.

Larry Klayman - conspiracy litigant

Larry Klayman - conspiracy litigant

For readers who love a conspiracy, meet...

Larry Klayman – Conspiracy Litigant

He has been called a nutbag lawyer, pathologically litigious and a serially vexatious litigant.

For good reason.

True to his reputation, Larry Klayman has recently launched a US federal lawsuit based on the latest conspiracy theory. The American advocate and former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor wants to see China in the International Criminal Court, explaining the origins of the current Coronavirus pandemic and paying $20 trillion in compensation.

Bush school - A memoir

Bush school - A memoir

Our school was in the middle of the bush, ten miles from the nearest town in the harsh beauty of the Zimbabwean highveld. It started life in World War II as No 26 EFTS Guinea Fowl, a Royal Air Force elementary flying training school and I arrived there in 1954, just seven years after it became an all-white co-ed state boarding school.

Never take a hypochondriac to a pandemic

Never take a hypochondriac to a pandemic

From Ronald Wohlman’s New York Corona Diary

Day 30. A Lazy Easter Sunday afternoon

Happy Easter to all my friends celebrating this chocolaty holiday. I hope you’ve all had a great day. Blessings. But back to me now. (It’s funny, I just received a review of this diary from a new reader in Spain, and she said, “ ...you have the perfect blend of narcissism and paranoia.”)

Everybody drinks Corona

Everybody drinks Corona

I am hesitant to go into the pub today. Not because it’s illegal, but there is a crème coloured 1985 Mercedes 300D parked behind the pine tree. This means the devil is inside; that’s what we call Dr De Villiers. You don’t know whether you will encounter the good doctor with the charming bedside manner or the violent, bipolar bully. The problem is, most of the time, you can never be sure which it is, so it’s best to always keep a social distance.

The money train

The money train

Transnet, liquidators of Gupta-linked Nkonki fight over R57m in ‘corrupt’ payments and invoices Transnet is keeping its foot on the pedal in its campaign to recover billions of rand lost to corruption when state ...
 
DEAR SUBSCRIBERS

DEAR SUBSCRIBERS

Unfortunately we too were captured – by Covid-19 – so there haven’t been any new issues since May, but do not fear an issue will be available as soon as our editor has ...

BIGGEST ROBBERY OF THE WEEK 11 May 2020

BIGGEST ROBBERY OF THE WEEK 11 May 2020

Reader Roger King has brought the following intriguing information to Noseweek's attention: All lotteries were closed down by government order on 26 April as being illegal in terms of lockdown regulations. Supermarkets were not allowed to ...

Earth Crimes

Earth Crimes

Never let a crisis go to waste. That may seem heartless, but the Covid-19 pandemic is both a warning and an opportunity. It is a warning that the world is interconnected in ways that we cannot ...

Limpopo's dirty great white elephant

Limpopo's dirty great white elephant

amaBhungane’s EarthCrimes series: Government’s plan to develop a R40-billion Chinese-controlled energy and metallurgical industrial complex at the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone is dicey, however you look at it The department of trade and ...

UPDATE:Spar vs Spar

UPDATE:Spar vs Spar

The postponement of the Spar vs Spar court case in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg has not prevented a well-placed whistleblower from coming forward with shocking information about the food retail giant’s ...

Bringing hope to the people

Bringing hope to the people

‘We will overcome this and we’ll realise we are a communion of nations more than we think,’ says Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Dr Thabo Makgoba I am seated in a spacious, sunny boardroom ...

He's no pharmaceutical genius, he's a vulture

He's no pharmaceutical genius, he's a vulture

Last month, in an 11-page letter posted on an American pharmaceutical company’s website,  Martin Shkreli called for his temporary release from a Pennsylvania prison to enable him to use his special skills “to ...

Larry Klayman - conspiracy litigant

Larry Klayman - conspiracy litigant

For readers who love a conspiracy, meet... Larry Klayman – Conspiracy Litigant He has been called a nutbag lawyer, pathologically litigious and a serially vexatious litigant. For good reason. True to his reputation, Larry Klayman has recently launched a ...

Bush school - A memoir

Bush school - A memoir

Our school was in the middle of the bush, ten miles from the nearest town in the harsh beauty of the Zimbabwean highveld. It started life in World War II as No 26 ...

Never take a hypochondriac to a pandemic

Never take a hypochondriac to a pandemic

From Ronald Wohlman’s New York Corona Diary Day 30. A Lazy Easter Sunday afternoon Happy Easter to all my friends celebrating this chocolaty holiday. I hope you’ve all had a great day. Blessings. But back to ...

Everybody drinks Corona

Everybody drinks Corona

I am hesitant to go into the pub today. Not because it’s illegal, but there is a crème coloured 1985 Mercedes 300D parked behind the pine tree. This means the devil is inside; ...