Flogging A (Battery-Driven) Dead Horse
Why plug-in vehicles are not all they’re cracked up to be– and, likely, never will be
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”.
A Picture Of Peace?
Beware: Appearances can be deceptive
Lennie The Liquidator Faces R500,000 Defamation Suit
After losing his cool when his fees were questioned
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.
The money train
Transnet in court battle with liquidators of Gupta-linked audit firm over R57m in ‘corrupt’ payments and invoices
‘He's no pharmaceutical genius, he's a vulture'
Pharma con seeks prison release to ‘help find Covid cure’
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.
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
A childhood made up
Living with my mother’s madness
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.
Never Take A Hypochondriac To A Pandemic
From Ronald Wohlman’s New York Corona Diary
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.
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
Owners of 44 Spar shops go head-to-head with HQ
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
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
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.
Dubai's Loan Scams For Africa
Multi-million-dollar loans are, it seems, just a mirage
Strachan: the final word
Harold Strachan, Noseweek’s much-loved columnist of 20 years, died in Durban on 7 February 2020, aged 94
‘Looming sewage catastrophe'
Effluent pumped into waterways poses ‘real danger’ to health, warns Dr Jo Barnes, dubbed the Erin Brockovich of South Africa
Wonderboom officials can run airport themselves, says judge
Court suspends consulting firm’s appointment
SA doubles down on double standards
The state was the biggest beneficiary from the collapse of the Tannenbaum Ponzi scheme
When fair comment is foul
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU called your wife beautiful?
Exposed: Zuma ‘bodyguard' was link man in international fishing conspiracy
Noseweek’s Susan Puren dives deep into the WikiLeaks Fishrot Files
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?
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.
Beetlejuice, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse
Not rocket science
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.
An amoral Compass
KZN Department of Health in hot water again after evidence of unconstitutional contracts and dealings