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The web of close corporations registered and under the control of Pieter Jacobus van der WattImage 708

Millionaire Brokers cc Reg. N o. 1990/009941/23 with Pieter Jacobus van der Watt, ID No. 651104 5064 00 3 as the sole member (noseweek note: This is the first formally registered corporation by van der Watt. If he was indeed a policeman, then he must have quit thereabout March 21, 1990. Despite being still active, the cc has no allocated Tax number)
Stamsa Manufacturers cc Reg. No. 1995/005740/23; Tax No. 9740975033; with Pieter Jacobus van der Watt, ID No. 651104 5064 00 3 as the sole member
Stamsa Distributors cc Reg. No. 1995/0058/23; Tax No. 9015017057; with Pieter Jacobus van der Watt, ID No. 651104 5064 00 3 as the sole member (noseweek note: the two Stamsas were registered on the same day, yet have two different auditors)
What's New Clothing Franchise (Pty) Ltd. Reg. No. 1997/008149/07; Tax No. 9024006059; with Pieter Jacobus van der Watt, ID No. 650411 5064 08 6 as the sole director
ARDT200 Trading cc Reg. No. 1999/003352/23; Tax No. 9026044025, Members: Catherine Carty, ID No. 660515 0091 08 0; John Nielen Fichardt, b 1950; Lorette Retief, b 1965 and Pieter Jacobus van der Walt, b 1965 (note: Trading as Kandyland, ARDT200 Trading cc was registered using two invalid ID numbers, 650416 0018 08 6 and 650115 0640 86 0. This is the cc that is currently being used to defraud hundreds of investors through the sale of candy franchises)

BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE FLYERS:

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Henque 3635 cc Reg. No. 2000/070104/23 (noseweek note: a cc certificate dated November 21, 2000 in this name was sent to a Gauteng investor, Eddie Chapman. This number belonged to Logos Recruitments registered on the same date.)
Logos Recruitments cc Reg. No. 2000/070104/23; Tax No. 9332127142; Members: Edwin Cecil Chapman ID No. 470513 5063 08 9; Kevin Chapman, ID No. 731209 5058 08 9; Pieter Jacobus van der Watt, ID No. 650411 5064 08 6; Rikus van der Westhuizen ID No. 650912 5032 08 0; Hendrik Jozef van Loggerenberg, ID No. 470812 5184 08 9 (note: the same number is also used for Henque 3635 cc above)
The Candy Factory Franchising Reg. No. 2000/073229091 (noseweek note: a search of this name and number has returned blank. It does not exist.)
The Candy Factory Franchise cc Reg. No. 2000/070102/23; Tax No. 9233170142; Member: Pieter Jacobus van der Watt, ID No. 651104 5064 08 6 and Hendrik Jozef van Loggerenberg
Magical Candy cc Reg. No. 2001/045455/23; with Pieter Jacobus van der Watt ID No. 650411 5064 08 6 as the sole member (note: Despite filing a certificate of registration in this name and number in a Trade Mark dispute in court case number 3508/02 at the Cape High Court on June 12, 2002, Magical Candy cc like Henque 3635 cc does not exist and the number belongs to yet another cc Love At First Bite)
Love At First Bite cc Reg. No. 2001/045455/23; Tax No. 9205264147; Members: Edwin Cecil Chapman, ID No. 470513 5063 08 9; Freda Kemp, ID No. 740408 0118 08 3 and Pieter Jacobus van der Watt, ID No. 650411 5064 08 6
Springbok Billies cc Reg. No. 2005/068331/23 Tax No. 9331712159, Member: Pieter Jacobus van der Watt

With various addresses and auditors, these corporations would muddle anyone. The taxman would however not be excused, with the vast resources at his disposal. The question everyone seems to be asking is where has Van der Watt kept the millions he has obtained from his licensees? Could the answer be within the web of close corporations at his disposal?

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