March 2020 Dear Reader: Particulars of the R1m claim
By the time you read this, the trial will already have begun – on ...
February 2020 We won't take this sh!t anymore, says Milnerton
When he thinks back 25 years Richard Allen, chairman of the Milnerton Canoe Club, ...
January 2020 What is WikiLeaks?
Why you should care about its founder Julian Assange’s threatened extradition to the US.
WikiLeaks (WL) ...
December 2019 Pillay's pension caper
Former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s early retirement on full pension and instant re-employment ...
November 2019 Chemical Attraction
Prof Kelly Chibale talks about the bonds he has formed through his illustrious career ...
August 2019 They lied!
What Investec and Peter Gray knew and lied about in South Africa's second-biggest corporate fraud ...
July 2019 To Helen back
We catch up with the political powerhouse that is Helen Zille.
When we meet, a ...
June 2019 Raw deal: desalinator's job is to remove salt, not sewage
Water desalination contractor Herman Smit believes his pending court action against the City of ...
May 2019 Dear Reader: The Ace of Arts
In this issue you will find an extract from Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s new book: Gangster State ...
April 2019 Who's to be SARS Commissioner?
Down to the wire, it ends up as a fight about race.
As Noseweek went to ...
March 2019 Hanging out with sharks
Jacob Zuma and Dudu Myeni find their comfort zone.
Jonathan Erasmus walked into the offices of ...
February 2019 Inge Lotz - Broken & Betrayed
The 2005 brutal assault and murder of student Inge Lotz, whose body was found in ...
January 2019 Twitter war about SARS - rogue or right?
It all began with two tweets that Noseweek Editor Martin Welz posted to announce ...
December 2018 Dear Reader: Lenny dials the wrong number
Seated together at a table for breakfast at the Taj hotel in Cape Town ...
November 2018 It's civil war just north of Pretoria
Between the dusty business district of Bon Accord and the continually spread.ing townships of Hammanskraal and ...
October 2018 KPMG uses dodgy news report to lie in rogue unit rumpus
In a desperate bid for survival, the accountancy giant lied to MPs and Saica, ...
August 2018 The killer Quantums stalking SA's roads
Toyota and authorities knew for three years about unsafe jerry-rigged taxis, but did nothing to ...
July 2018 Nedbank offshore saga continues
After mauling widow, whinging lawyer seeks to muzzle her.
In a letter addressed to the ...
June 2018 The Crocodile's QwaQwa kerfuffle
Cadiz chairman calls Investec CEO a thief and QwaQwa k****r for allegedly misappropriating shares ...
May 2018 How Nedbank lied, and lied, and lied
Widow, 83, faces off bank in Jersey court.
Ian Brakspear, a Durban-based futures trader, was a ...
April 2018 Vodacom's fraudulent charges - the saga continues
‘Vodacom rejects, in the strongest possible terms, the inference that it seeks to share ...
March 2018 The evil Russians who robbed Hillary
Except they didn’t. And all you liberals out there need to get over it, says ...
February 2018 A modern Galileo?
The backlash against Prof Tim Noakes’s ideas about nutrition is just the voice of vested ...
January 2018 The Russian Connection
Vladimir Putin’s crowd conjured up a plan to build a R300bn ‘aerotropolis’ in Maritzburg. ...
December 2017 The spy who got Zuma off the hook
Notorious tapes used to quash 783 charges against President may have been enginereed by Number ...
November 2017 Bidvest boss to sue Vodacom over fees scam
Fed-up executive plans class action against cellphone provider over fraudulent charges.
A senior Bidvest car hire ...
October 2017 KPMG and a load of scrap
South African brothers Marshall and Richard Cooper lived the high life in Canada, funded ...
September 2017 The lady's not for turning
Makhosi Khoza, the ANC MP who is fed up with the Zuma regime’s shenanigans.
When South ...
August 2017 18 August 2017
Three Enviroserve managers appeared in the Durban magistrate's court on Thursday 17 August to face ...
July 2017 FNB's kiss for my silence
Rabbi breaks silence secured by FNB with an R800,000 incentive.
One of the country’s best known ...
June 2017 You're drinking the wrong milk
Researchers have been making alarming discoveries about dairy products.
When my in-laws moved from India ...
May 2017 Durban's tender Mafia
The Durban construction industry is under siege from a shadowy ‘tender mafia’ of armed ...
April 2017 Plan Z
The social grants crisis is a secret machination to get Nkosazana Zuma elected president.
Everyone in ...
March 2017 Nkosazana Zuma's evil shadow
The company that distributes millions of state social security grants has not only the ...
February 2017 Heroic doctors' torment
Dedicated medics hounded by self-serving politicians.
Mseleni Provincial Hospital is in the sticks in a ...
January 2017 Bay of drugs, death and double dealers
South Africa’s priciest real estate, along Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard, is a magnet for ...
December 2016 Dear Editor
Readers are agreed something's terribly wrong at Telkom. Billing is a mess, help lines don't ...
October 2016 DEA orders “leachate dump” into Durban sea stopped
The disposal of millions of litres of leachate from a Shongweni toxic waste landfill ...
September 2016 Dear Editor
Shareholders to blame ♦ Undervaluations under scrutiny ♦ Dozetas revisited ♦ Love and life ♦ Helkom ♦ To be or ...
June 2016 Dear Editor
Why flay your best writer? ♦ Wake up to the world, SA ♦ Bare-faced ignorance ...
May 2016 Google at your peril
A few hundred whistleblowers, investigative journalists, hacktivists and encrypters from all over the world stepped ...
March 2016 Dirty washing
Henry Wilkinson devised an unusual way of paying off his bad debts. By Jack Lundin
January 2016 The Sting
A dramatic tale of double-dealing, stolen gems and shady characters.
Ernesto Bisogno was a colourful old ...
December 2015 What bankers and lawyers will do for dosh
The Kebble saga continues: might Investec’s getaway plans still fall apart?
The devil lay coiled ...
November 2015 Lions to the slaughter
The trophy-hunting industry is making many farmers rich – but the process of domesticating ...
September 2015 Cyril under the microscope
Maybe he’s not the mega-rich entrepreneur the public believes him to be.
Testifying to the ...
August 2015 Sex, drugs, lies and blackmail
How blonde spy double-crossed her clients and blackmailed her way into SARS and the Sunday ...
July 2015 The minutes that Investec wants obliterated from the history of the world
David Nurek rides over the rules.
The North Gauteng high court case in which the Randgold ...
June 2015 Prince of Pot
The law is supposed to be fair and reasonable – but sometimes it isn’t.
May 2015 I have a dream
Mmusi Maimane wants to wake up in a non-racist and inclusive South Africa, the DA ...
April 2015 Eskom: It's downhill all the way
The shocking truth behind South Africa’s energy crisis. And the bad news is: things can ...
March 2015 Bananas
Gates Foundation money squandered reinventing fruit for ‘ungrateful’ Africans.
Might Microsoft billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates’s ...
December 2014 Chinese pilots buzz Karoo
Believe it or not...
Hundreds of Chinese pilots buzz the ostrich capital daily.
Oudtshoorn’s horribly corrupt ...
November 2014 Playing the vulture game
While railways pensioners battle to survive, Transnet obstructs their legal claims.
Everyone expects Transnet will ...
October 2014 'Sidney Frankel is a paedophile'
Depression and an inability to form trusting relationships have defined me, says one victim
August 2014 Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynn Brown loves Tshediso Matona
22 August 2014
New Eskom boss Tshediso Matona is soon likely to be one of SA's ...
July 2014 The man who stole justice
Are judges too weak to defend the law against Lennie the Liquidator? One investec victim, ...
June 2014 Sex abuse cover-up row at elite Cape school
Highly respected teacher scapegoated over 30-year-old sexual abuse incident – to save school’s reputation.
By end ...
May 2014 Bubble Trouble
A South African economic meltdown is imminent, warns the analyst who forecast the last ...
April 2014 Officials push illegal medication
Cash Cows are in force as Eastern Cape health officials try to milk TB patients ...
March 2014 No Police 'death squad'
In December 2011 the Sunday Times revealed to the world that it had uncovered ...
February 2014 Behind the mask: UCT medschool providing exceptionally poor training for cardio-thoracic surgeons, says prof.
Behind the mask: in a "private and confidential" letter, leading surgeon accuses "malicious, self-serving" UCT ...
December 2013 Scalpel War
The scalpels are out in an almighty row involving heart surgeons, anaesthetists, hospital management, ...
November 2013 UPDATE: Absa still speaks with forked tongue
Retired SA Navy Captain Teboho "Tommy" Molotsi has emerged the victor in a hugely ...
October 2013 Cowboy takes cattlemen for a ride
Gavin Foster investigates how KwaZulu-Natal dairy farmers are left sucking the hind tit in cow-leasing ...
September 2013 Woman in search of the truth
In January, when profiling the newly appointed deputy public protector Kevin Malunga, Noseweek asked: ...
August 2013 Rough Trade
Online futures platform is rigged to ensure huge profits for Global Trader, a wholly-owned subsidiary ...
June 2013 ABSAlutely shocking
South African-born financier and diamond dealer Leonard Himelsein, long resident in California, has issued ...
May 2013 Winnie's ghosts will always haunt SA
The extent of the conspiracy between apartheid police, prosecutors and the ANC leadership over the ...
April 2013 Wonder Woman: Gauteng's last hope
She visits the mines in high heels, dressed to kill, but unlikely activist Mariette ...
March 2013 What's cooking at Sasol?
Sasol uses World War II German technology to convert solid coal into crude oil – ...
February 2013 On a mission – to tell the story SABC won't tell
Respected journalist and film-maker Sylvia Vollenhoven refuses to be intimidated by the panderings of ...
January 2013 Banking with sharks at Standard Bank
When a client had R30,000 skimmed off his account, Standard Bank claimed he’d taken ...
December 2012 Louis Group stays mum over offshore collapse
The Louis Group, a family company, is licensed by the South African Financial Services ...
October 2012 Terrible Twins
Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, is eager to favour a fellow ANC ...
September 2012 When Johnny met Jenny
As multi-millionaire Johnny Feinstein settles into new-found nuptial bliss out at Mouille Point on ...
August 2012 Puppet police
As, increasingly over time, shady businessmen and other criminal elements in pursuit of government contracts, ...
July 2012 Dear Editor
Audi ads in noseweek ♦ Standard Bank's rotten debt collectors ♦ Strachan's delight ♦ Saambou/FNB bond ...
June 2012 Jail Break
Lionel Greenberg is the ultimate comeback-man. An angry ex-wife had him arrested (unlawfully) 15 times ...
May 2012 Don't bank on the ombudsman
In a dispute with a bank, can the ombudsman be relied on to be truly ...
April 2012 Dead man fingers 'fuel cheats'
Winkelhaak Petroleum Distributors, established 10 years ago on a country road out of Standerton, ...
March 2012 Lawyers on the take
Shady lawyers are at it again, demanding debt payments that have prescribed. Several aggrieved recipients ...
February 2012 The judge and the stripper
Dennis Davis is the tough-talking television-show host who South Africans have come to identify with ...
October 2011 Trapped in paradise
Three South African children under four were left stranded in Dubai after their parents were ...
August 2011 Easy Pickings
Dicey state property deals are using racism to get the taxpayer to fund unlawful land ...
July 2011 Dear Editor
Spot the difference
Your cartoon figure enjoying a cushy prison experience on the cover of nose140 ...
June 2011 Laughing all the way to the clink
If Shrien Dewani is returned to South Africa to face trial he need not fear.
To quote ...
May 2011 Eastern promise
Has Zuma been taken in by China's seductive purr, or a fearsome predator?
Money, money, money! ...
April 2011 Who stitched up J Arthur Brown?
Four years after he was arrested for the first time on 192 criminal charges, Arthur ...
March 2011 Who pulled the trigger?
Gossip is rife over the last days of the brilliant brain behind the 2010 World ...
January 2011 Discovery's rude good health
Bennie Piek of Benoni took out a “Risk Transaction” with Discovery Life, which provided protection ...
December 2010 Dear Reader: Banks: Where does the buck stop?
We were the first to disclose dishonest bookkeeping by the FirstRand banking group and even ...
November 2010 Wailing and Gnashing at the SABC
The SABC is a shambles – everyone agrees on that. The truth behind a naive ...
October 2010 Monstrous hatchlings
The apartheid regime and their ANC successors thought they had successfully put the lid on ...
September 2010 What's the deal? Is ANC still cashing in on apartheid profiteering?
The ANC government was told in a secret report how apartheid-era government operatives stole hundreds ...
August 2010 Investec knows what you did last summer
Spies were paid to eavesdrop on clients and employees in a drama involving a R62m ...
July 2010 Why al-Qaeda loves our passport
There are serious security questions about the new SA passport which was quietly introduced last ...
June 2010 Dear Editor
The Fifa Famiglia
If you really want to see how far back all the FIFA family ...
May 2010 Sepp Blatter's Great FIFA ripoff Circus
"Ladies and gentlemen, meet the 2010 Circus Strongman." Sepp Blatter and Jérôme Valcke ripped off ...
April 2010 Bullets over the Big Hole
Kimberley may still be a big hole, but at least it’s a hole that’s going ...
March 2010 Civil service pensions go down the drain
Government agency secretly wrote off a whopping R1.3 billion of civil servants' retirement funds to ...
January 2010 Justice at knockdown prices
A thriving business in fake court orders is being run under judges' noses. Judge President ...
December 2009 O, Tannenbaum
The gold waren’t in them thar pills.
How Barry Tannenbaum and Dean Rees exploited the rich ...
November 2009 Who's on Tannenbaum's ponzi laundry list?
Forensic investigations into the cash flow through the ponzi scheme for millionaires conducted by Barry ...
October 2009 Siemens greases the palms
Reinhard Siekaczek was half asleep in bed when his doorbell rang early one morning in ...
September 2009 The rats who ate our pension
Sanlam dragged to the brink in ding-dong, behind-the-scenes, battle over stolen millions.
Sanlam and its investment ...
August 2009 WARNING! Your cellphone is a pickpocket
Unsolicited content services are rich pickings for unscrupulous network providers.
It appears that pre-paid subscribers are ...
June 2009 Dear Reader: Stormy weather
Want to know which way the wind blows in South African politics today? Whether to ...
March 2009 Mugabe's billionaire fag king
Robert Mugabe’s next best friend, sanctions buster, tobacco broker, arms dealer and “investor in many ...
February 2009 Bringing home the poison
Food and deadly substances are often close together in your friendly supermarket - sometimes within ...
January 2009 Dear Reader: Supping with the devil
‘These guys are bad news,’ Rob Gillespie, chairman of the Lonehill residents’ association told noseweek ...
December 2008 Who got the arms deal gold?
International auditing firm KPMG is in possession of a potentially explosive top secret list said ...
November 2008 Fashion, passion and the shrink
The breakdown of Stuart and Sylvia Ireland's marriage, and the role of her psychiatrist in ...
October 2008 National Library going up in smoke
The management and finances of our National
Library of South Africa are in such utter shambles.
September 2008 Saints or sinners?
What was Trevor's role in Investec and Fedbond's pension fund shlenter? Did Investec and Fedbond ...
July 2008 Too Slick Operators
How some careless name-dropping by Sahara Holdings wrecked an Angolan oil deal.
Leverage is what they ...
June 2008 Investec on a plate
How one of South Africa's biggest financial institutions conspired to defraud British investors.Investec and the ...
May 2008 Dear Editor
Fee, fi, fo, fumRe Investec employee benefits that werent (nose102): I dont see what the ...
April 2008 Investec's multi-billion rand pension rip-off
Directors 'assumed' thousands of elderly were dead - so they could grab their cash.
The banking ...
January 2008 Looping the Duisberg loop
Last year (in nose95) we reported how, late in 2000, Eunanda Grobbelaar in Ansbachers Joburg ...
December 2007 Wolves at the door
Investing in property finance is not as safe as houses. Fedbond has been breaking the ...
November 2007 The ones that got away
In an in-depth investigation into FirstRand's offshore dealings, noseweek talks to some of the clients ...
October 2007 noseweek squares up to FirstRand
Bank's claim to be acting on behalf of its high net-worth clients gives new meaning ...
September 2007 FirstRand pirates hit the rocks
Until recently FirstRand would have had us all believe that the frauds perpetrated a decade ...
August 2007 Rand Water pulls the chain
The Board of Rand Water, largest water utility in the Southern Hemisphere, and supplier of ...
July 2007 The faces that launched a thousand shops
Notorious Joburg rogue developers, the freewheeling Theodosiou brothers have amassed a gigantic fortune parking flagrantly ...
June 2007 Numbers game
A bonus: Glenrand could plead ignorance and good faith - and, with a bit of ...
May 2007 Why the Israeli Mafia hit Winnie's friend
The woman sitting next to Hazel Crane when she died in a hail of bullets, ...