Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is cleverest of us all?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is cleverest of us all?

Vanity awards give a veneer of fake fame to those with the gall and cash to buy them – and then show off with them.

Dr Jacques Grobbelaar, CEO of Stadium Management South Africa, the company contracted by the City of Johannesburg to manage FNB Stadium, Orlando Stadium, Dobsonville Stadium, and Rand Stadium is an amazing man.

For a start, few people could have received as many awards, both international and local, as he has over the past three years. (Check the list below!)

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Submitted by : MLH on 2019-02-11 13:32:24
Dear Editor, I quite agree, which is the point. The dozens see it as legitimate, like faking your CV. Add to that the fake driving licences, passports and ID books; PhDs are not an isolated case.
Submitted by : Mo Haarhoff of Stellenbosch on 2019-02-11 02:51:25
"Dr Hon"– there are dozens of them! I have a friend who bought her honorary doctorate for R5000.00, online. She didn't even have to pitch for the awards ceremony...the certificate was posted to her.
It helped her to secure a job in a government department, from which she would normally have been excluded, due to BBBEE and AA.

Editor's Note
You make it sound as if it's a legitimate strategy, when in fact its just another (cringe) sort of fraud.
Submitted by : N J De Jager of Sandton on 2019-01-28 10:16:01
Thank you for the most interesting and entertaining article . Well done on the thorough research . Your readers welcome diversions of this nature .
Neil de Jager .
Submitted by : Mickeyt on 2019-01-26 10:28:10
Where is the list you mention?

Editor's Note
Oops! We slipped up. Thanks for pointing it out. The list has now been inserted at the foot of the story.
Submitted by : Dr Hon. on 2019-01-25 19:11:16
One wonders how many purchased " Dr's" are in the higher positions of government, business and even Academia in RSA


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