BROKEN &BETRAYED by Alan Elsdon

BROKEN &BETRAYED by Alan Elsdon

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Pamensky moves from Eskom to cannabis

Pamensky moves from Eskom to cannabis

Bophelo Bioscience and Wellness (Pty) Ltd, is a company registered in Lesotho. Its business is “(1) the growing of spices, aromatics, drug and pharmaceutical crops, and (2) manufacturing pharmaceuticals, medicinal, chemical and botanical products”.

It is headed by Louisa Mojela, founder, group CEO and chairperson of the more famous, widely celebrated Women Investment Holdings Ltd (Wiphold), long regarded as a reputable blackowned company aimed specifically at empowering women. She also serves on the boards of several JSE-listed companies, including Distell, Life Healthcare, Sun International and Sasol Mining. She is a patron of SA Tennis.

The incredible Watsons

The incredible Watsons

In many ways 1994 was wonderful. It was the moment in our history when we turned away from a racist dispensation to the possibility of a democratic future. It was the moment when the door opened to the chance of all being only South Africans with no qualification as to race or group. But it was also the moment when formerly honourable activists and freedom fighters morphed their struggle credentials into vast amounts of money.

Among these, none are more colourful than the incredible Watson brothers of Port Elizabeth.

Ravele on SARS shortlist despite dodgy testimony

Ravele on SARS shortlist despite dodgy testimony

Van Loggerenberg’s boss in line to be commissioner.

One of the candidates on Trevor Manuel’s shortlist for the high profile vacancy of Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service is Gene Ravele, who as SARS’s former Enforcement chief was the immediate boss of Johann van Loggerenberg, head of the controversial High Risk Investigations Unit. An email exchange reveals their precarious relationship and Noseweek presents Ravele’s strange U-turn over the “rogue unit”.

'Outlier' plastic surgeon gets on hospital's tits

'Outlier' plastic surgeon gets on hospital's tits

A Durban hospital has decided to cut the cord with a plastic surgeon whose past, it would seem, has finally caught up with him. But scratching below the surface has revealed that while Dr Leon Dumas may be cavalier at times, he has also done what few doctors do – turn against the hospital at which he practises, bringing medical negligence law suits against the medical institution.

The news that Dr Leon Dumas has been axed by Life Entabeni Hospital in Glenwood, Durban, after 22 years of residency, has rocked the local surgeon network – and been welcomed by his peers.

The last resort?

The last resort?

Mossel Bay woman defends her Mauritian dream in face-off with suspicious investors.

In a threatening email sent to Noseweek after Miranda Hartzenberg Meyer became aware that we were investigating her businesses, she described herself as “a Mossel Bay girl building a dream resort in Mauritius against all odds”.

It appears, however, that this dream, known as the Sheraton Mauritius St Felix Resort and Residences, is still on the drawing board five years after Meyer first announced it on Facebook.

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Activist Mercia Andrews shares her views about the controversial South African hotel project on the south coast of Mauritius.
 
Pomponette is a poor quality beach allocated to Pelangi Resorts
The people vs Eskom

The people vs Eskom

It’s unanimous: Eskom is the most hated organisation in South Africa. If you have attended or have been watching the public hearings held by the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) on whether Eskom should be given a 45% tariff increase over three years, you will realise that Eskom does not even trust itself – despite asking South Africans to cough up another trillion rand.

Even the Rastafarians booked a hearing slot to tell Eskom to “fix what needs to be fixed”.

Company liquidation laws unfair

Company liquidation laws unfair

Public Protector orders liquidation law reforms – thanks to a dispute between some pretty shady characters.

On 19 December 2018 Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane released a report which requires changes to the regulations that determine how liquidators of insolvent companies are chosen and appointed, the time frames for this to happen and, importantly, the methods by which they can be removed from office.

Mkhwebane came to her ruling thanks to (1) a BEE junior coal miner, (2) a convicted child pornographer and a disbarred solicitor-turned-thieving banker-turned-unscrupulous-miner; and (3) a liquidator best known for saying “I looove money”.

The meal-kit mogul

The meal-kit mogul

UCook’s David Torr shares his recipe for success.

He might have been expelled from several posh schools, been a marijuana dealer at 17, cut off from his trust fund in his twenties – and voted by his classmates at the Red and Yellow School as the person most likely to go to jail, but David Torr, CEO and co-founder of South Africa’s largest meal-kit provider, UCook, was grinning from ear to exhausted ear when we met.

By the time you read this the company, founded by Torr and his friend Chris Verster Cohen in 2015 after they had met in Thailand, will be well on their way to opening their first unique flagship retail store at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront – “in a prime location near Woolworths”. They will be selling an assortment of dinner kits and other ready-made meal products. Besides getting into the retail sector, UCook will, in June, also launch a range of ready-made meals online.

Hanging out with sharks

Hanging out with sharks

Jacob Zuma and Dudu Myeni find their comfort zone. Jonathan Erasmus walked into the offices of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board, a provincial government building in Durban, after Noseweek had been tipped off that, fittingly, the Jacob ...
 
BROKEN &BETRAYED by Alan Elsdon

BROKEN &BETRAYED by Alan Elsdon

ONLY 6 COPIES LEFT. Click here to find out how to purchase your copy. Special offer only valid for delivery to South African residential street addresses.   ...

Pamensky moves from Eskom to cannabis

Pamensky moves from Eskom to cannabis

Bophelo Bioscience and Wellness (Pty) Ltd, is a company registered in Lesotho. Its business is “(1) the growing of spices, aromatics, drug and pharmaceutical crops, and (2) manufacturing pharmaceuticals, medicinal, chemical and ...

The incredible Watsons

The incredible Watsons

In many ways 1994 was wonderful. It was the moment in our history when we turned away from a racist dispensation to the possibility of a democratic future. It was the moment when ...

Ravele on SARS shortlist despite dodgy testimony

Ravele on SARS shortlist despite dodgy testimony

Van Loggerenberg’s boss in line to be commissioner. One of the candidates on Trevor Manuel’s shortlist for the high profile vacancy of Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service is Gene Ravele, who as ...

'Outlier' plastic surgeon gets on hospital's tits

'Outlier' plastic surgeon gets on hospital's tits

A Durban hospital has decided to cut the cord with a plastic surgeon whose past, it would seem, has finally caught up with him. But scratching below the surface has revealed that while ...

The last resort?

The last resort?

Mossel Bay woman defends her Mauritian dream in face-off with suspicious investors. In a threatening email sent to Noseweek after Miranda Hartzenberg Meyer became aware that we were investigating her businesses, she described ...

The people vs Eskom

The people vs Eskom

It’s unanimous: Eskom is the most hated organisation in South Africa. If you have attended or have been watching the public hearings held by the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) on whether Eskom should ...

Company liquidation laws unfair

Company liquidation laws unfair

Public Protector orders liquidation law reforms – thanks to a dispute between some pretty shady characters. On 19 December 2018 Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane released a report which requires changes to the regulations that ...

The meal-kit mogul

The meal-kit mogul

UCook’s David Torr shares his recipe for success. He might have been expelled from several posh schools, been a marijuana dealer at 17, cut off from his trust fund in his twenties – and ...