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Flogging A (Battery-Driven) Dead Horse

Why plug-in vehicles are not all they’re cracked up to be– and, likely, never will be

4 mins read
Noseweek
September 2020

Meet Covid Diarist Ronald Wohlman

Ronald Wohlman – EX SOUTH African copywriter, author, and actor – never dreamt that his lockdown diaries, written on Facebook and followed by people all over the world – would become his “life’s work”.

10+ mins read
Noseweek
September 2020

A Picture Of Peace?

Beware: Appearances can be deceptive

6 mins read
Noseweek
September 2020

Lennie The Liquidator Faces R500,000 Defamation Suit

After losing his cool when his fees were questioned

10+ mins read
Noseweek
September 2020

Panel Beater De Luxe

Danmar Autobody and its erstwhile directors get a serious panel beating in court papers. Corruption and theft are said to have destroyed the firm chaired by Nelson Mandela’s eldest daughter, leaving 200 workers destitute and threatening to kill.

8 mins read
Noseweek
September 2020

The money train

Transnet in court battle with liquidators of Gupta-linked audit firm over R57m in ‘corrupt’ payments and invoices

10+ mins read
Noseweek
May 2020

‘He's no pharmaceutical genius, he's a vulture'

Pharma con seeks prison release to ‘help find Covid cure’

8 mins read
Noseweek
May 2020

Bush school – A memoir

OUR SCHOOL WAS IN THE MIDDLE of the bush, ten miles from the nearest town in the harsh beauty of the Zimbabwean highveld. It started life in World War II as No 26 EFTS Guinea Fowl, a Royal Air Force elementary flying training school and I arrived there in 1954, just seven years after it became an all-white co-ed state boarding school.

10+ mins read
Noseweek
May 2020

Arch on the march

‘We will overcome this and we’ll realise we are a communion of nations more than we think,’ says Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Dr Thabo Makgoba

10+ mins read
Noseweek
May 2020

A childhood made up

Living with my mother’s madness

3 mins read
Noseweek
May 2020

Everybody Drinks Corona

I am hesitant to go Into the pub today. Not because it’s illegal, but there is a crème colored 1985 Mercedes 300D parked behind the pine tree. This means the devil is inside; that’s what we call Dr. De Villiers. You don’t know whether you will encounter the good doctor with the charming bedside manner or the violent, bipolar bully. The problem is, most of the time, you can never be sure which it is, so it’s best to always keep a social distance.

3 mins read
Noseweek
May 2020

Never Take A Hypochondriac To A Pandemic

From Ronald Wohlman’s New York Corona Diary

4 mins read
Noseweek
May 2020

On the light side

The life of a newspaper (or in this case) magazine columnist is not an easy one, particularly for one’s state of mind.

3 mins read
Noseweek
April 2020

The flying activist

Fêted aerial and underwater photographer Jean Tresfon trains his focus on the City of Cape Town’s contamination of its coastal waters

10+ mins read
Noseweek
April 2020

SPAR WARS

Owners of 44 Spar shops go head-to-head with HQ

6 mins read
Noseweek
April 2020

Ponzi accomplice cheekily accused Investec of fraud for calling in loans

Tannenbaum’s top agent, Dean Rees, tried unsuccessfully to block bank’s R34m in mortgage claims by accusing it of devious dealing

8 mins read
Noseweek
April 2020

George mayor's War on Waste raked in illicit profits for pals

DA initiates probe which reveals host of transgressions in Eastern Cape municipality – which NPA has ignored

6 mins read
Noseweek
April 2020

The Subtle Art Of Changing Minds

I have always wanted to be a science communicator, someone who helps other people understand complex or technical information about our world before I even knew it was called “science communication” or understood it to be a viable career.

3 mins read
Noseweek
April 2020

Dubai's Loan Scams For Africa

Multi-million-dollar loans are, it seems, just a mirage

10+ mins read
Noseweek
April 2020

Strachan: the final word

Harold Strachan, Noseweek’s much-loved columnist of 20 years, died in Durban on 7 February 2020, aged 94

9 mins read
Noseweek
March 2020

‘Looming sewage catastrophe'

Effluent pumped into waterways poses ‘real danger’ to health, warns Dr Jo Barnes, dubbed the Erin Brockovich of South Africa

10+ mins read
Noseweek
March 2020

Wonderboom officials can run airport themselves, says judge

Court suspends consulting firm’s appointment

3 mins read
Noseweek
March 2020

SA doubles down on double standards

The state was the biggest beneficiary from the collapse of the Tannenbaum Ponzi scheme

10+ mins read
Noseweek
March 2020

When fair comment is foul

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU called your wife beautiful?

3 mins read
Noseweek
March 2020

Exposed: Zuma ‘bodyguard' was link man in international fishing conspiracy

Noseweek’s Susan Puren dives deep into the WikiLeaks Fishrot Files

10 mins read
Noseweek
March 2020

Sound The Alarm On Roundup's Cancer Risks

To powers that be of our esteemed Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development I must ask: with all the nonstop re-configuration of how to deal with this enormous “land restitution” challenge, can you take a moment to communicate the threat posed by the widely used and popular herbicide Roundup?

3 mins read
Noseweek
March 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, remembers Cape Town’s Milnerton Lagoon as a little paradise where you would see children jumping off the wood bridge into the clear, deep water.

10+ mins read
Noseweek
February 2020

Beetlejuice, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

Not rocket science

3 mins read
Noseweek
February 2020

Coins for the car guard

Piet struts the streets Of Germiston barefoot and with his shirt open, except for one button near the bottom which he closes up lopsided.

3 mins read
Noseweek
February 2020

An amoral Compass

KZN Department of Health in hot water again after evidence of unconstitutional contracts and dealings

6 mins read
Noseweek
February 2020

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