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Something blue at Something Fishy

Something blue at Something Fishy

SAFETY AND SECURITY minister Charles Nqakula recently declared that South Africans are far too tolerant of criminals – and urged all law-abiding citizens to take a stand. So when two such citizens ...

FNB's kiss for my silence

FNB's kiss for my silence

Rabbi breaks silence secured by FNB with an R800,000 incentive. One of the country’s best known rabbis has broken a 16-year silence to reveal to Noseweek an extraordinary deal in which he agreed not to ...

Guptas dig mining power

Guptas dig mining power

When does coal become a dirty business? Much of the mainstream media howled like banshees after news emerged in January that Cosatu and SACP leaders had raised concerns about  “Zupta” during a lekgotla meeting of ...

Anti-fracking forces triumph again

Anti-fracking forces triumph again

Victories are rolling in for the anti-fracking lobby in KwaZulu-Natal. State entities along with murky prospectors have attempted to bulldoze through exploration rights, deliberately breaking the law and making it difficult for ...

No accounting for JCI

No accounting for JCI

JCI: still ducking and dodging. What game are Investec and Allan Gray playing with JCI’s annual accounts – and why? By means of a strategic plan spearheaded by Investec CEO Stephen Koseff himself, Investec, ...

Draining Tshwane's swamp

Draining Tshwane's swamp

Mayor Solly Msimanga wants to focus on service delivery. "We knew there were things that we knew and then there were things that we knew we didn’t know. Now I am finding out that ...

OUTsurance's Youi hooey

OUTsurance's Youi hooey

For misleading consumers with ambush sales tactics, OUTsurance’s wholly-owned New Zealand subsidiary, Youi, was fined NZ$320,000 (R3.08 million) in the Auckland District Court in December. The NZ Commerce Commission had filed 15 ...

EDITORIAL

Robbing the poor - again & Kebble's legacy lives on in Lunga Ncwana's bank account ...

THE CHIPS ARE DOWN

In January Business Day revealed the line for line analysis that KPMG had done of an article that had appeared in noseweek41, about a secret report by the auditors on serious misconduct at Saambou bank. ...

Undermining the West Coast

Undermining the West Coast

The South African West Coast has always had a reputation as a wild place but it has taken an Australian mining outfit to show the locals just how wild things can get. The ...

The nuclear lie of the land

Be afraid! Zupta's new man at nuclear energy corp. ...

No Police 'death squad'

No Police 'death squad'

In December 2011 the Sunday Times revealed to the world that it had uncovered evidence of a police “hit squad” operating in KwaZulu-Natal under the command of the province’s Hawks boss, Major ...

Leaderguard: news from Mauritius

Leaderguard: news from Mauritius

News at last for Leaderguard scam victims. But is it good? The case of the inscrutable Chinese and KPMG. A blast from the past: the ten-year-old Leaderguard Spot Forex investment scam is back in ...

SAAMBOU: THE LEAKS CONTINUE

SAAMBOU: THE LEAKS CONTINUE

A secret intelligence report reveals extraordinary behind the scenes manoeuvering before and after SA's biggest ever bank collapse ...

Land-grab by stealth

Land-grab by stealth

The new euphemism is ‘custodianship’ – where the government will own all the land. What it boils down to is a wholesale land-grab by deceit of the agricultural sector in South Africa. It just won’t ...

Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place

On June 2 Clifford Elphick, executor of Harry oppenheimer's estate, helicopter pilot, owner of snooty Kurland Polo Estate and CEO of London-listed Gem Diamonds, takes the podium at Gem's Annual General Meeting ...

Child alone

Child alone

Of the 18.5 million South African children under 18, an astonishing 21% are orphans, 25% do not live with their parents and 60% live in poverty. Did you even think it possible? All this endless debate ...

Way off Target

Way off Target

Failing gun control measures are costing South Africa billions. By Gavin Foster Ever since the Firearms Control Act (FCA) of 2000 replaced the Arms and Ammunition Act of 1969, SAPS has lurched and stumbled erratically over ...

HOW NORM TRIED TO SEND R1,8M TO POOR ROSEMARY IN TEXAS

It’s no great surprise that Norman Benjamin wanted to send some cash to his daughter, Rosemary, in Texas. What is surprising – since it involved illegal currency smuggling – is that he was able to ...

Horn of plenty

Horn of plenty

SANParks accused of rubbishing an anti-poaching measure so it can cash in on legalised trade. By Sipho Mwanza With three rhinos being killed in South Africa every day (1,004 in 2013), you’d think those responsible ...

The man who would be king

The man who would be king

Cyril Ramaphosa is a shoo-in as the next president of the ANC and the country – but largely as the ANC’s  ‘default candidate’. The quintessential loyal party man. That’s how Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa ...

Randgold: explosive as the Arms Deal

Randgold: explosive as the Arms Deal

Investec claim they are, effectively, free to benefit from crime. By Barry Sergeant.      A sage once said that when in a hole, the first rule to observe is to stop digging. This advice seems ...

Terrible Twins

Terrible Twins

Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, is eager to favour a fellow ANC multi-millionaire, Dr Iqbal Survé, with a R1-billion tender opening a window on all that’s wrong with the Zuma government. Her ...

Officials push illegal medication

Officials push illegal medication

Cash Cows are in force as Eastern Cape health officials try to milk TB patients by using illegal drugs. Only intervention by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), prevented the government and top health officials in ...

Fencing with the actual truth

Fencing with the actual truth

Property developer Bruce Winship’s multi-billion-rand building firm, Grid Construction, habitually short-changes many of its sub-contractors and appears not to care if it drives them to bankruptcy – as exposed by Carte Blanche. ...

UPDATE:The heart of the UCTmatter

UPDATE:The heart of the UCTmatter

  UCT boasts high international ratings, but Noseweek finds that in the 2013 ratings its medical faculty scored a dismal 39% in the two areas that really count: teaching and research. Patricia Lucas, manager: Media Liaison and Communications ...

Striking Swede

Striking Swede

Blonde warrior is a people’s hero – but the ANC thinks she is a Third Force. She’s been accused by ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe of causing “anarchy” in the platinum mines and even of ...

Dear Reader:Citizen Force

Dear Reader:Citizen Force

Here’s cheek for you. In a recent interview with Engineering News, Raubex Group CEO Rudolph Fourie said that the local road construction industry will remain under pressure for some time yet, with real relief ...

Scalpel War

Scalpel War

The scalpels are out in an almighty row involving heart surgeons, anaesthetists, hospital management, the Health Professions Council, a few heart patients who barely survived surgery in the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital ...

Blood and bribery

Blood and bribery

Taken from Eye on the Diamonds by Terry Crawford-Browne with additional material from Noseweek's archives. ...

Broken

Broken

A shattered marriage, a fraudulent divorce and a rotten legal system really do have something in common. There’s a reason why the details of most divorces are not permitted to be published: they’re intensely private ...

MK BOSS WAS BOUGHT

PW Botha's military men bought Joe Modise months before he became the ANC's first minister of defence. ...

A scaley solution to a slimey problem

A scaley solution to a slimey problem

It’s no secret that South Africa’s fishing industry is in a mess. Some say the trouble started when Valli Moosa left the cabinet in 2004. Why? Because, they say, Moosa was the last ...

Investec in court

Investec in court

Seven minority shareholders of Randgold and Exploration Company Ltd are suing Investec Bank Ltd for a billion rand for damages they claim they suffered as a consequence of Investec's having gained effective control of the ...

Bigger than Brett

Bigger than Brett

The JSE is failing to exercise regulatory control over Resilient group manipulations. ...

Dear Reader:Saab - why the sudden candour?

Dear Reader:Saab - why the sudden candour?

In May, Swedish defence supplier, Saab was still steadfastly denying that bribes had been paid to secure its contract to supply 28 JAS Gripen fighters to the South African Air Force. Then suddenly they admitted ...

Sepp Blatter's Great FIFA ripoff Circus

Sepp Blatter's Great FIFA ripoff Circus

"Ladies and gentlemen, meet the 2010 Circus Strongman." Sepp Blatter and Jérôme Valcke ripped off their ties, glued warm smiles on their faces and bamboozled 20 foreign reporters into believing that the tickets disaster overwhelming ...

Messing with the Merc marque

Messing with the Merc marque

Experience the road as never before. Agility and effortlessness. Your safety is our greatest motivation. It was these sales puffs that helped persuade Keith Radue to part with nearly half a million rand for a ...

Siemens greases the palms

Siemens greases the palms

  Reinhard Siekaczek was half asleep in bed when his doorbell rang early one morning in November 2006. Still in his pyjamas, he peeked out his bedroom window, hurried downstairs and flung open the front door. Standing ...

Dear Editor: Resilient: What's the JSE to do?

What's the JSE going to do? Lane wouldn't have killed himself Pox on all your houses Mouldy business The ...

Legal recourse

Legal recourse

Attorney Frank Raymond is aggrieved by allegations about him in connection with rogue builder Pierre Kotze. In fact is it's all about an ineffective legal system rather than a single lousy builder. ...

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 ...

Roque trader

Roque trader

In January the Financial Mail named its 16 “hot” picks on the JSE for 2011. In the property sector, the FM’s hot choice is a property fund called Resilient, which “has had the highest distribution growth ...

Honey, Nedbank shrunk the shares

Honey, Nedbank shrunk the shares

In a better world the head of Nedbank Capital, Brian Kennedy, would, by now, be in jail. Why? Well, Nedbank and a delinquent investor, Jacobus Frederick de Beer, ramped up huge losses for the Acc-Ross Pinnacle ...

The suspect IT tender mystery is unresolved

The suspect IT tender mystery is unresolved

An investigation by the Auditor-General has found evidence to support the insider information tender process. In his lily-livered report is the finding that “Some of the proposed solutions submitted by the successful bidder [Valor IT] compared almost ...

Not stealing! Just borrowing

Not stealing! Just borrowing

Mercantile Bank appointees help themselves to company's cash. Bruno Lenhardt merged his company with Lisa, the brokers of Mercantile Bank and he was forced to take on board Salvatore Sanna and two other employees. He has subsequently ...

WARNING! Your cellphone is a pickpocket

WARNING! Your cellphone is a pickpocket

Unsolicited content services are rich pickings for unscrupulous network providers. It appears that pre-paid subscribers are even being hit when they don't reply to messages because they don't have air time. When they later top up ...

Mielies and megalomania

Mielies and megalomania

Seed companies, like banks, are willing to take insane risks in the pursuit of market domination. Monsanto admits that some maize fields have suffered 50% losses. ...

Who got the arms deal gold?

Who got the arms deal gold?

International auditing firm KPMG is in possession of a potentially explosive top secret list said to include the names of government ministers who allegedly stood to profit from a gold “offset” project linked to the ...

Put Tiger bosses in the tronk

Put Tiger bosses in the tronk

The fatcats at the colluding cartel knew a lot more than they've let on - and got off lightly with a R98.8m fine, according to previously unpublished evidence. ...

A little fishy

A little fishy

Brett's old front company gets a new injection of Kebble cash ...

On a tight lead

On a tight lead

Banks keep lapdog lawyers well-fed but firmly muzzled. Putting them on their legal panels allows the banks effectively to tie the hands of any law firm that counts.   ...

School of hard knocks

Was a Media24 announcement that it was closing down Educor just a smokescreen? ...

KEBBLE'S LAST LAUGH

KEBBLE'S LAST LAUGH

And the joke's on Randgold ...

WHO IS DILIZA MJI?

Dr Diliza Mji's rise from Durban ANC stalwart to international businessman has gone largely unnoticed. It has nevertheless been spectacular, and Mji has attained extraordinary wealth and influence in a very short time. ...

SONNENBERGS AND THE LAW SOCIETY

A rare opportunity to see how efficiently (or otherwise!) the Cape Law Society pursues a serious complaint – by a judge, no less – against some of its most senior members, partners of the well-known ...

ABSA DOES THE GREY SHOE SHUFFLE

Top executives from ABSA lied on the stand in a case against David Hersch - the "too clever Jew". ...

DULLAH OMAR: JOBS FOR PALS

We tot up and discover the amazing number of Dullah's old pals who now have top jobs in the Public Service. Even some of his old enemies have found fair reward for making peace with ...

IS DAIMLER-C TESTING MBEKI?

DaimlerChrysler has been oh so generous to those in influential positions. Now we learn that the Big Wabenzi himself has been “test-driving” a R2m Merc for months. And that the panic in ANC ranks ...

WHAT TREVOR IS SO KEEN TO HIDE

The Minister of Finance is determined to conceal from the courts, and the public, the loan agreement he entered into to finance the country's expensive and corrupt arms purchases. We analyse the agreement and discover ...